American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Purchased the contract of 1B Oscar Salazar from Norfolk (IL). Designated RHP Steve Trachsel for assignment.

DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned LHP Dontrelle Willis to Lakeland (FSL).

NEW YORK YANKEES—Released INF Morgan Ensberg and 1B Ben Broussard.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with OF Jeremy Barfield, C Mitchell LeVier, OF David Thomas, 3B Rodney Rutherford, RHP Mathieu Leblanc-Poirier, LHP Trey Barham, RHP Ryan Doolittle, 2B Kevin Jernigan, RHP Mickey Storey and RHP Shawn Haviland.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Placed INF Jerry Hairston on the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Gary Majewski on the bereavement list. Purchased the contract of INF Jolbert Cabrera from Louisville (IL). Recalled LHP Danny Herrera from Louisville.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Activated OF Matt Holliday from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Seth Smith to Colorado Springs (PCL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Designated LHP Wil Ledezma for assigment. Recalled LHP Joe Thatcher from Portland (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Optioned RHP Tyler Clippard to Indianapolis (IL).


National Basketball Association

CHICAGO BULLS—Named Vinny Del Negro coach.


National Football League

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Named Dick Haley player personnel analyst, Chris Shea personnel coordinator, Mike Murphy regional scout and Joe Schoen national scout.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR-KR Ashlan Davis and P Joe Smith. Waived WR Chris Davis, P Jeremy Kapinos and K Mark Myers.

OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed RB Tony Jackson. Waived QB Brian White.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed T Joe Toledo. Waived T Qasim Mi.


NCAA—Named Gene McArtor national coordinator for baseball umpires.

UCLA—Announced men's basketball G Josh Shipp has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season.