MINNESOTA TWINS – Announced the retirement of director of minor league operations Jim Rantz.
CINCINNATI REDS – Agreed to terms with manager Dusty Baker on a two-year contract extension.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Named Wally Joyner assistant hitting coach.
CHICAGO BULLS – Waived G Andre Emmett.
SACRAMENTO KINGS – Waived C Cyril Awere.
BUFFALO BILLS – Signed DE Shawne Merriman. Re-signed S Delano Howell. Released DT Jay Ross and C David Snow.
CHICAGO BEARS – Signed TE Brody Eldridge to a one-year contract. Released RB Kahlil Bell.
GREEN BAY PACKERS – Claimed RB Johnny White off waivers from Buffalo. Placed RB Brandon Saine on injured reserve.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Signed S Chris Harris. Released CB Kevin Rutland.
CONNECTICUT WHALE – Released F Scott Pitt and F Shayne Wiebe from professional tryout agreements and sent them to Greenville (ECHL).