BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Activated C John Buck from the bereavement list. Optioned C Matt Tupman to Omaha (PCL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Named Bob Rose director of public relations. Promoted Kristy Fick to manager of player and media relations. Placed INF Donnie Murphy on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 18. Recalled LHP Dallas Braden from Sacramento (PCL).