American League

DETROIT TIGERS—Acquired RHP Denny Bautista from Colorado for RHP Jose Capellan.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Acquired LHP Will Ohman and INF Omar Infante from the Chicago Cubs for RHP Jose Ascanio. Designated OF Willie Harris for assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Narveson and RHP Scott Cassidy on minor league contracts.


National Basketball Association

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Agreed to terms with F Anderson Varejao on a three-year offer sheet.

INDIANA PACERS—Waived C Courtney Sims.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Fired Billy King, president and general manager. Named Ed Stefanski president and general manager.


National Football League

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Placed LB Zach Thomas and S Cameron Worrell on injured reserve. Signed LB Kelvin Smith and OT Julius Wilson from the practice squad.

NEW YORK GIANTS—Placed RB Derrick Ward on injured reserve. Signed RB Danny Ware off the N.Y. Jets practice squad. Released RB Quinton Smith from the practice squad.