American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Activated OF Jerry Owens from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Charlotte (IL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Agreed to terms with 3B Evan Longoria on a six-year contract. Claimed 1B Dan Johnson off waivers from Oakland. Designated RHP Calvin Medlock for assignment.

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS—Placed RHP Lee Gardner on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Doug Waechter from Albuquerque (PCL).

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

NEW YORK KNICKS—Fired Isiah Thomas, coach.


American Hockey League

AHL—Suspended Portland RW Mike Hoffman for one game for his actions in a game on April 17.