Steve Eminger



Auto racing

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (NASCAR): Named Scott Miller crew chief of No. 07 Nextel Cup series Chevrolet driven by Dave Blaney.


GIANTS: Activated former Orioles P Armando Benitez from 60-day DL. Sent P Brian Cooper outright to Triple-A Fresno.

MARINERS: Optioned C Wiki Gonzalez to Triple-A Tacoma. Recalled OF Jamal Strong and C Miguel Ojeda from Tacoma.

PADRES: Placed SS Khalil Greene on 15-day DL with non-displaced fracture of his left big toe. Purchased contract of SS Wilson Valdez from Triple-A Portland.

ROCKIES: Transferred P Dan Miceli to 60-day DL.

TIGERS: Placed OF Rondell White on 15-day DL with dislocated...