BALTIMORE ORIOLESRenewed the contract of OF Nick Markakis. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with RHP Jon Albaladejo, RHP Chris Britton, OF Melky Cabrera, C Francisco Cervelli, 1B Shelley Duncan, SS Alberto Gonzalez, LHP Sean Henn, RHP Phil Hughes, RHP Jeff Karstens, RHP Ian Kennedy, RHP Jeffrey Marquez, RHP Ross Ohlendorf, RHP Edwar Ramirez, RHP Humberto Sanchez, RHP Enger Veras and RHP Stephen Wright on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of RHP Joba Chamberlain. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAssigned RHP Jeremy Cummings, LHP Ryan Ketchner and RHP Jamie Vermilyea to their minor league camp.
CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with 3B Edwin Encarnacion on a one-year contract. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with OF Brad Hawpe on a three-year contract. NEW YORK METSRenewed the contract of RHP John Maine. Agreed to terms with LHP Adam Bostick, LHP Willie Callazo, LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Ambiorix Burgos, RHP Ruddy Lugo, RHP Carlos Muniz, RHP Steven Register, RHP Joe Smith, RHP Brian Stokes, INF Ruben Gotay, INF Andersn Hernandez and OF Angel Pagan on one-year contracts. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAgreed to terms with RHP Blake Hawksworth, RHP Kelvin Jimenez, LHP Tyler Johnson, RHP Josh Kinney, RHP Kyle McClellan, RHP Jason Motte, RHP Mike Parisi, RHP Mark Worrell, INF Brian Barden, INF Jarrett Hoffpauir, INF Brendan Ryan, OF Brian Barton, OF Cody Haerther, OF Ryan Ludwick, OF Joe Mather, OF Skip Schumaker, OF Chris Duncan and RHP Brad Thompson on one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHP Adam Wainwright and RHP Anthony Reyes.
EL PASO DIABLOSAgreed to terms with C Alex Derhak and RHP Jusef Frias. FORT WORTH CATSReleased OF Carlos Adolfo. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGSAgreed to terms with RHP James Garcia. Released OF Jason Hurst. SIOUX FALLS CANARIESAgreed to terms with C Lee Moser. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERSTraded LHP Joel Schmal to Edmonton (GBL) for future considerations.
SUSSEX SKYHAWKSAcquired INF Chris Brown from Joliet (Northern) for a player to be named.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYESAgreed to terms with OF Tydus Meadows.
United LeagueHARLINGEN WHITEWINGSSigned OF Ryan Fox.
National Basketball Association
BOSTON CELTICSSigned G Sam Cassell. Assigned G Gabe Pruitt to Utah (NBADL).
DETROIT PISTONSSigned C Theo Ratliff. PHOENIX SUNSSigned G Gordan Giricek to a contract for the rest of the season and F Linton Johnson to a second 10-day contract.INDIANA FEVERSigned G LaToya Bond, F Erin Lawless and G Angelina Williams.
NBA Development LeagueUTAH FLASHWaived G Curtis Stinson.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLSRe-signed OT Matt Murphy.
GREEN BAY PACKERSAnnounced the retirement of QB Brett Favre.
MINNESOTA VIKINGSSigned RB-KR Maurice Hicks to a three-year contract.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned CB Jason Webster.
OAKLAND RAIDERSAnnounced the retirement of DT Warren Sapp.
ST. LOUIS RAMSSigned G Jacob Bell to a six-year contract.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKSSigned TE Jeb Putzier to a one-year contract.
Arena Football LeagueUTAH BLAZESigned WR David Sutton to the practice squad.
National Hockey League
DETROIT RED WINGSActivated D Brian Rafalski from injured reserve.
AHLSuspended Syracuse LW Tom Sestito and Toronto D Jay Harrison three games for an altercation before their Feb. 29 game. HAMILTON BULLDOGSAnnounced F Ryan Russell was reassigned from Cincinnati (ECHL). TORONTO MARLIESRecalled D Patrick Wellar from Columbia (ECHL).
UTAH GRIZZLIESAcquired F Evan Kotsopoulos from Bakersfield for future considerations.
Major League LacrosseCHICAGO MACHINETraded D Steve Panarelli and M Zach Heffner to San Francisco for D Mitch Hendler and M Greg Rommel. LONG ISLAND LIZARDSClaimed M Rob Bonaguro from the player pool. LOS ANGELES RIPTIDEWaived A Nick Dean. WASHINGTON BAYHAWKSClaimed A Josh Gerber from the player pool.
Major League Soccer
KANSAS CITY WIZARDSSigned F Ivan Trujillo. LOS ANGELES GALAXYWaived MF Kelly Gray, MF Kyle Martino and D Celestine Babayaro.
CAMERONAnnounced the resignation of Kevin Hackerott, women's basketball coach, and Andrew Belsky, women's assistant basketball coach. DAVIDSONNamed Ryan Heasley offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. HAMILTONNamed Mark Dolan men's and women's tennis coach. HILBERTNamed Jonathan Musialowski assistant baseball coach. MANSFIELDNamed Dan Davis sprint football coach. NEW JERSEY CITYNamed Jonathan Thomas hitting coach, Mike Ingui third base coach, Charles Fox bullpen coach and Bill Lehman assistant baseball coach/assistant recruiting coordinator. PURCHASENamed Steven Loscher softball coach and Brian Peterson assistant softball coach. Promoted Jeff Charney from men's interim basketball coach to men's basketball coach. SOUTH CAROLINASuspended DB Carlos Thomas indefinitely for violating team rules and RB Mike Davis one game for missing too many classes. VERMONTAnnounced the resignation of Gregg Olson, men's assistant soccer coach, to take a similar position at Stanford. WESTERN NEW ENGLANDAnnounced the resignation of Mike Theulen, men's basketball coach, and said he will remain athletic director. Named Chris Agoglia men's basketball coach.