BASEBALL

American League

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Optioned SS Ben Zobrist to Durham (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Thompson and OF Clark Murphy.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS—Activated OF Alfonso Soriano and LHP Scott Eyre from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF-OF Micah Hoffpauir and RHP Kevin Hart to Iowa (PCL).

HOUSTON ASTROS—Optioned RHP Jack Cassel to Round Rock (PCL). Activated LHP Randy Wolf.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Purchased the contract of OF Jay Gibbons from Long Island (Atlantic) and assigned him to Huntsville (SL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Purchased the contract of LHP Wil Ledezma from Portland (PCL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Recalled C Steve Holm from Fresno (PCL). Optioned C Eliezer Alfonzo to Fresno. Activated INF-OF Dan Ortmeier from the 15-day DL and sent him outright to Fresno.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Acquired G Jason Hart from Utah for G Brevin Knight.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES—Signed G Sebastian Telfair to a two-year contract.

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Signed G-F James Posey to a four-year contract.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS—Signed G-F Nicolas Batum.