American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Placed SS Alex Cintron on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of SS Freddie Bynum from Norfolk (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Placed OF Eric Byrnes on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Connor Robertson from Tucson (PCL).

COLORADO ROCKIES—Optioned RHP Ryan Speier to Colorado Springs (PCL). Purchased the contract of LHP Cedrick Bowers from Colorado Springs.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Rob Wooten, LHP Lucas Luetge and C Mike Roberts.

NEW YORK METS—Sent RHP Claudio Vargas outright to New Orleans (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Optioned RHP Brett Myers to Lehigh Valley (IL). Agreed to terms with SS Anthony Hewitt and assigned him to Clearwater (FSL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Colla.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with 3B Brett Wallace and assigned him to Quad Cities (MWL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Recalled RHP Clay Hensley from Portland (PCL). Optioned INF Craig Stansberry to Portland.

SAN FRANSICO GIANTS—Recalled C Eliezer Alfonzo from Fresno (PCL). Optioned C Steve Holm to Fresno.


Arena Football League

UTAH BLAZE—Announced the resignation of Danny White, coach.



UTAH GRIZZLIES—Made qualifying offers to G Nathan Lawson, F Ryan Cruthers, F Ryan Kinasewich, F Evan Kotsopoulos, F Travis Rycroft, D James Sanford, D Sean Offers and D Andy Sertich.


UCLA—Agreed to terms with Ben Howland, men's basketball coach, on a seven-year contract.