Major League Baseball
MLBSuspended Cincinnati Reds minor league RHP Renny Amador and Arizona Diamondbacks minor league SS Bernardino Jimenez 50-games each after testing positive for performance-enhancing steroids under baseball's minor league drug program.
BALTIMORE ORIOLESActivated SS Alex Cintron from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Brian Burres to Norfolk (IL).
BOSTON RED SOXRecalled RHP Chris Smith from Pawtucket (IL).
CHICAGO WHITE SOXAssigned 3B Joe Crede to Charlotte (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALSPromoted Scott Sharp to director of minor league operations.
MINNESOTA TWINSRecalled LHP Francisco Liriano from Rochester (IL). Purchased the contract of 1B-DH Randy Ruiz from Rochester.
TEXAS RANGERSPlaced RHP Eric Hurley on the 15-day DL. Called up RHP Tommy Hunter from Oklahoma (PCL). Recalled INF Travis Metcalf from Oklahoma. Optioned INF Ryan Roberts to Oklahoma. Transferred LHP Kason Gabbard from the 15- to the 60-day DL.
HARLINGEN WHITEWINGSReleased RHP Anthony Slagle.
National Football League
NFLSuspended Baltimore CB Fabian Washington for one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
CAROLINA PANTHERSSigned DT Michael Marquardt. Released C Pat Ross.
NEW YORK JETSPlaced S Artrell Hawkins on the reserve-retired list. Signed RB Rodney Kinlaw.
National Hockey League
BOSTON BRUINSPromoted Scott Bradley to director of player personnel. Named Wayne Smith, director of amateur scouting and John Weisbrod, director of collegiate scouting.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSNamed Bill Peters coach of Rockford (AHL).
CHARLOTTE CHECKERSAgreed to terms with F Peter-James Corsi.
Major League Soccer
CHIVAS USAAcquires G Zach Thornton from New York Red Bulls in exchange for future considerations.
FC DALLASSigned M Jamie Watson.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKESSigned F Mikel Arce.