BASEBALL

American League

DETROIT TIGERS—Exercised their 2008 contract option on C Ivan Rodriguez.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Named Gary Denbo hitting coach.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Waived C Shagari Alleyne.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

NFL—Suspended Cincinnati CB Johnathan Joseph one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy.