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BASEBALL American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Announced the addition of a minor league team in Sarasota in the GCL and named Orlando Gomez manager, Larry Jaster pitching coach, Giomar Guevara field coach, Patrick Tanner trainer and Manny Lopez strength coach.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with OF Scott Podsednik on a one-year contract.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Named Buck Showalter senior advisor to baseball operations.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Named Jim Leahey vice president of sales and marketing.

SEATTLE MARINERS—Released RHP Jorge Campillo.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP Stephen Andrade, RHP Tony Peguero, INF Hee-Seop Choi, INF Jorge Velandia, OF Dustan Mohr and C Yamid Haad on minor league contracts.

National League

NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with LHP Tom Glavine on a one-year contract.

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Named Rick Renteria manager for Portland of the PCL and Carlos Lezcano manager for Lake Elsinore of the California League. Agreed to terms with INF Geoff Blum on a one-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Re-signed 2B Ray Durham to a two-year contract.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

DENVER NUGGETS—Assigned G Julius Hodge to Colorado of the NBA Development League.

FOOTBALL National Football League

NEW YORK JETS—Signed DE-LB Bryan Thomas to a contract extension.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS—Assigned G Michael Wall to Portland of the AHL.

ATLANTA THRASHERS—Assigned D Mark Popovic to Chicago of the AHL.

EDMONTON OILERS—Recalled LW Jean-Francois Jacques from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

DALLAS STARS—Recalled RW Vojtech Polak from Iowa of the AHL.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Assigned F Eric Meloche to Philadelphia of the AHL.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Assigned C Blair Jones to Springfield of the AHL. Recalled G Karri Ramo from Springfield.

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS—Assigned RW Luch Aquino to Pensacola of the ECHL.

MANCHESTER MONARCHS—Recalled G Yutaka Fukufuki from Reading of the ECHL.


MICHIGAN STATE—Named Harlon Barnett secondary coach, Mike Tressel linebackers-special teams coach and Dave Warner quarterbacks coach.

NORTH CAROLINA—Fired Frank Cignetti, offensive coordinator, John Gutekunst assistant head coach and tight ends coach and Mark Weber offensive line coach.

SAMFORD—Named Pat Sullivan football coach and signed him to a five-year contract.

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