BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Assigned RHP Frank Mata outright to Norfolk (IL). Reinstated RHP Jason Berken from the 60-day DL.
BOSTON RED SOX — Exercised 2011 options on DH David Ortiz and RHP Scott Atchison. Declined 2011 options on INF/OF Bill Hall and INF Felipe Lopez.
DETROIT TIGERS — Traded INF Brent Dlugach to Boston for a player to be named or cash considerations. Assigned RHP Eddie Bonine, RHP Jay Sborz, C Max St. Pierre and OF Jeff Frazier outright to Toledo (IL). Bonine refused assignment and declared free agency.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Claimed INF Joaquin Arias off waivers from the N.Y. Mets.
SEATTLE MARINERS — Assigned 1B Casey Kotchmann outright to Tacoma (PCL). Kotchmann refused assignment and declared free agency. Named Robby Thompson bench coach, Chris Chambliss hitting coach, Mike Brumley first-base coach, Jeff Datz third-base coach, Jamie Navarro bullpen coach and Jason Phillips bullpen catcher.
TAMPA BAY RAYS — Re-signed senior baseball adviser Don Zimmer for the 2011 season.
TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with manager Ron Washington on a two-year contract extension.
FLORIDA MARLINS — Promoted Sean Flynn to senior vice president of marketing, Brendan Cunningham to senior vice president of sales and Andrew Silverman to senior vice president of sales and service.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Announced OF Scott Podsednik declined his 2011 option. Agreed to terms with OF Jay Gibbons on a one-year contract.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Named Ron Roenicke manager and signed him to a two-year contract.
NEW YORK METS — Suspended clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels. Assigned RHP Eddie Kunz, LHP Raul Valdez, INF Mike Hessman, OF Jesus Feliciano and C Omir Santos outright to Buffalo (IL).
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Declined 2011 option on LHP J.C. Romero.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Traded RHP Drew A. Graham to Kansas City (AA) to complete an earlier trade.
CALGARY VIPERS — Promoted director of media relations and broadcasting Patrick Haas to general manager.
FOOTBALLNational Football League
NFL — Fined Pittsburgh LB James Harrison $20,000 for a late hit on New Orleans QB Drew Brees and Jacksonville S Don Carey $12,500 for an illegal hit on Dallas TE Jason Witten during Sunday's games.
Carey says Thursday he is the latest player fined during the NFL's crackdown on flagrant hits. Carey launched himself toward Witten and made contact with Witten's helmet during the Jaguars' 35-17 victory.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed CB Bryan McCann from the practice squad. Signed CB Ross Weaver to the practice squad.
Canadian Football League
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DB Deon Beasley and LB Marcellus Bowman to two-year contract extensions.
HOCKEYNational Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled D Brett Carson from Charlotte (AHL) on an emergency basis.
DALLAS STARS — Signed G Jack Campbell to a three-year contract.
MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled C Cody Almond from Houston (AHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned D Tyler Eckford and C Tim Sestito to Albany (AHL). Recalled C Stephen Gionta and RW Patrick Davis from Albany.
American Hockey League
BINGHAMTON SENATORS — Recalled F Tim Spencer from Elmira (ECHL). Reassigned G Mike Brodeur to Elmira.
HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Released G Dov Grumet-Morris, who will return to Greenville (ECHL).
TORONTO MARLIES — Recalled G Ben Scrivens from Reading (ECHL).
ELMIRA JACKALS — Loaned D R.J. Anderson to Lake Erie (AHL). Traded G Shane Connelly to South Carolina for financial considerations.
LACROSSENatioal Lacrosse League
EDMONTON RUSH — Re-signed T Brodie Merrill to a one-year contract.
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NASCAR — Docked Sprint Cup driver Michael McDowell 50 points, fined McDowell's crew chief Thomas Tucker $50,000 and suspended him indefinitely and docked car owner Dusty Whitney 50 owners points after weight pellets were found in McDowell's car's frame during an inspection last week at Talladega.
NCAA — Added a third year to Michigan's self-imposed two years of probation for practice and training violations by the football team.
GEORGETOWN — Named Michael Goodwin and Starr Foster men's assistant tennis coaches.