Major League Baseball

MLB_Announced the owners formally approved the designation of Nolan Ryan as the control person of the Texas Rangers.

National League

HOUSTON ASTROS_Announced RHP Nelson Figueroa and INF Joe Inglett each cleared waivers and have been sent outright to Oklahoma City (PCL).

NEW YORK METS_Placed 1B Ike Davis on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to May 11. Recalled OF Fernando Martinez from Buffalo (IL).

American Association

AMARILLO SOX_Signed RHP Brian Oliver.

EL PASO DIABLOS_Released RHP Albert Montes.


SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS_Released C Stuart Kim and OF Chris Round.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Released INF Travis A. Jones.

NEWARK BEARS_Released C Art Barone, RHP Nick Centaiempo, LHP Dennis Hill, INF Mark Hill and RHP Matt Morris.

QUEBEC CAPITALES_Signed RHP John Mariotti.

WORCESTER TORNADOES_Signed RHP Eric Asadoorian. Released RHP John Slusarz.

Women's National Basketball Association

TULSA SHOCK_Announced the retirement of C Nicole Ohlde.

National Football League

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Promoted Jeff Ferguson to director of football operations & sports medicine.

National Hockey League

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Signed RW Richard Panik to a three-year contract.

Major League Soccer

MLS_Suspended Chivas USA MF Marcos Mondaini four games and fined him $1,500 for a tackle that broke an ankle of Real Salt Lake MF Javier Morales in a May 7 game.

FC DALLAS_Signed MF Brek Shea to a contract extension through the 2015 season.

Women's Professional Soccer

WPS_Announced the magicJack franchise was docked one point in the standings and a draft pick for not meeting league standards.


GEORGIA SOUTHERN_Announced freshman RB Martez Eastland was granted a release from the football team. Reinstated junior RB Zeke Rozier.