American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Assigned RHP Bartolo Colon, INF Keith Ginter and INF Joe Thurston to their minor league camp.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Optioned C Donny Lucy and LHP Andrew Sisco to Charlotte (IL). Assigned INF Brad Eldred and RHP Tomo Ohka to their minor league camp.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Acquired RHP Brad Salmon from Cincinnati for a player to be named.

SEATTLE MARINERS—Optioned RHP Jon Huber, RHP Sean White, LHP Cesar Jimenez and C Jeff Clement to Tacoma (PCL).

National League

HOUSTON ASTROS—Assigned LHP Mark McLemore outright to Round Rock (PCL) and RHP Mike DeJean, RHP Carlos Hines, LHP Stephen Randolph, C J.R. House, C Alberto Castillo, OF Victor Diaz and OF Nick Gorneault to their minor league camp.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Assigned LHP Greg Miller and LHP Eric Stults to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK METS—Assigned OF Fernando Martinez, RHP Tony Armas, RHP Nate Field and RHP Joselo Diaz to their minor league camp.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Optioned INF Travis Denker, INF Travis Ishikawa and OF Nate Schierholtz to Fresno (PCL). Assigned INF Emmanuel Burriss and INF Ivan Ochoa to their minor league camp. Added 3B Ryan Rohlinger as a non-roster invitee.


National Basketball Association

MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Announced Larry Harris, general manager, has been relieved of his duties.


National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS—Agreed to terms with LB Brandon Chillar on a two-year contract.




UTAH GRIZZLIES—Announced G Mike Mole has been reassigned to Bridgeport (AHL). Signed D T.J. Campbell and D Kyle Paige.


VIRGINIA TECH—Announced RB Branden Ore is no longer a member of the football team.