American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Acquired INF Luis Lopez from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named and assigned him to Ottawa of the IL.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned RHP Jose Santiago to Buffalo of the IL. Recalled LHP Alex Herrera from Buffalo.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Placed INF-OF Dave Berg on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled 3B Howie Clark from Syracuse of the IL.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Announced LHP Jimmy Anderson has refused an outright assignment to Louisville of the IL and elected to become a free agent.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Placed RHP Shawn Chacon on the 15-day disabled list. Activated RHP Denny Stark from the 60-day disabled list.

FLORIDA MARLINS—Activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Blaine Neal to Albuquerque of the PCL.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Placed OF Brian Jordan on the 15-day disabled list. Activated 1B Fred McGriff from the 15-day disabled list.

NEW YORK METS—Traded 2B Roberto Alomar to the Chicago White Sox for LHP Royce Ring, RHP Edwin Almonte, and 2B Andrew Salvo. Activated INF Rey Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled RHP Mike Lincoln from Nashville of the PCL and activated him from the 60-day disabled list.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Signed OF Jeffrey Hammonds to a minor league contract.

National Basketball Association

DALLAS MAVERICKS—Signed Don Nelson, coach, to a three-year contract extension.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Named Larry Harris general manager.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Announced F Monty Williams has exercised his contract option for the 2003-04 season.


National Football League

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed DE Corey Callens to a two-year contract.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Carlos Rosado.


National Hockey League


COLORADO AVALANCHE—Acquired D Karlis Skrastins from the Nashville Predators for future considerations.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Agreed to terms with C Andrew Cassels on a two-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS—Agreed to terms with RW Darren McCarty on a four-year contract.

LOS ANGELES KINGS—Signed F Chris Schmidt to a one-year contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS—Announced they have bought out the contracts of F Mariusz Czerkawski and F Randy McKay, making them unrestricted free agents. Re-signed F Chad Kilger to a two-year contract.