CHICAGO WHITE SOXActivated OF Jerry Owens from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Charlotte (IL).
TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed 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.
FLORIDA MARLINSPlaced RHP Lee Gardner on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Doug Waechter from Albuquerque (PCL).
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association
NEW YORK KNICKSFired Isiah Thomas, coach.
American Hockey League
AHLSuspended Portland RW Mike Hoffman for one game for his actions in a game on April 17.