BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Signed 2B Jerry Hairston to a one-year contract. Signed OF B.J. Surhoff to a minor league contract.
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS--Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Backe, RHP Lance Carter, RHP Delvin James and C Pete LaForest.
COLORADO ROCKIES--Named Bill Eppler assistant director of player development.
HOUSTON ASTROS--Agreed to terms with INF Julio Lugo on a one-year contract.
FREDERICK KEYS--Named Mark Fine director of marketing, Cory Cox director of public relations, and Sharine Iacono marketing assistant.
ALEXANDRIA ACES--Signed 1B Ryan Thiede.
GATEWAY GRIZZLIES--Named Danny Cox, manager; Neil Fiala bench, coach; and Tim Mueth, hitting and third-base coach.
ALLENTOWN AMBASSADORS--Traded 1B Stephen Larkin to Atlantic City of the Atlantic League for a player to be named.
BROCKTON ROX--Signed C Melvin Rosario.
ELMIRA PIONEERS--Traded INF Eric Darjean and OF Brandon Pernell to Jackson of the Central League for future considerations.
NEW JERSEY JACKALS--Signed OF Travis Bailey.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIES--Re-signed OF Tyrone Pendergrass and LHP Nat Stoner.
National Basketball Association
CHICAGO BULLS--Activated F Lonny Baxter from the injured list. Placed C Dalibor Bagaric on the injured list.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES--Activated G Michael Dickerson from the injured list. Placed G Brevin Knight on the injured list.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES--Signed G Mike Wilks to a 10-day contract. Placed G Rod Strickland on the injured list.
National Basketball Development League
NORTH CHARLESTON LOWGATORS--Signed F-C Thad Delaney. Waived G Tobe Carberry.
Continental Basketball Association
GARY STEELHEADS--Waived C Nick Sheppard.
GREAT LAKE STORM--Waived F Antonio Smith.
National Football League
MINNESOTA VIKINGS--Signed OL Lewis Kelly to a one-year contract.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS--Named John Marshall linebackers coach.
Canadian Football League
TORONTO ARGONAUTS--Named Adam Rita assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, Rich Stubler defensive coordinator, and Greg Mohns director of football operations and player personnel.
Arena Football League
GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE--Signed FB-LB Umar Muhammad. Released WR-DB Sean Riley.
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS--Activated D Uwe Krupp from injured reserve. Placed F Lubos Bartecko on injured reserve. Assigned D Mike Weaver to Chicago of the AHL.
BUFFALO SABRES--Recalled D Rory Fitzpatrick from Rochester of the AHL.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS--Assigned C Igor Korolev and RW Ryan VandenBussche to Norfolk of the AHL.
DALLAS STARS--Recalled G Corey Hirsch from Utah of the AHL.
LOS ANGELES KINGS--Recalled G Travis Scott from Manchester of the AHL. Assigned G Cristobal Huet to Manchester.
American Hockey League
HARTFORD WOLF PACK--Recalled D Jeff State from Charlotte of the ECHL. Assigned F Patrick Yetman to Augusta of the ECHL.
PORTLAND PIRATES--Loaned RW Garret Stroshein to Richmond of the ECHL.
East Coast Hockey League
ARKANSAS RIVERBLADES--Signed F Aaron Davis.
FLORIDA EVERBLADES--Named Mark Miller vice president, sales and marketing.
LEXINGTON MEN O'WAR--Signed G Terry Craven.
TOLEDO STORM--Signed G Dave Marlin.
Major League Soccer
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS--Signed MF Francisco Gomez to a four-year contract.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN--Granted Wayne Williams, women's basketball coach, a leave of absence due to health issues. Named Shawna Lavender interim coach.
HARVARD--Announced senior G Pat Harvey has been declared ineligible for the remainder of the season.
IOWA STATE--Named Calli Sanders associate athletic director and senior women's administrator.
MISSISSIPPI STATE--Announced junior OL Donald Tucker has left the football team.
NORTHEASTERN--Named Dan Garbutt men's freshman crew coach.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS--Named Matt Canada offensive coordinator.
TENNESSEE TECH--Announced the retirement of David Larimore, athletic director.
WASHINGTON--Named Dan Cozzetto assistant football coach.