COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE—Suspended Atlanta OF Jordan Schafer 50 games for violation of the sport's minor league drug program.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Traded INF Christian Lara and cash considerations to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Eric Hull.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Activated RHP Chad Gaudin from the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Justin Duchscherer on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 5.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with CF Chris Young on a five-year contract.

NEW YORK METS—Placed RHP Matt Wise on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 2. Recalled RHP Carlos Muniz from New Orleans (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with OF-1B Craig Wilson on a minor league contract

South Atlantic League

GREENVILLE DRIVE—Signed RHP Joseph Guerra.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed LHP Adam Blackley. Traded RHP Dallas Strankman to Ottawa (Can-Am) for future considerations.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Sent INF Bret LeVier to Orange County (GBL) to complete an earlier trade.


ST. PAUL SAINTS—Signed RHP Tony Pierce and RHP Justin Lord.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Traded C Matt Hackney to Grand Prairie for a player to be named. Claimed RHP Kevin Fitzgerald off waivers from New Jersey (Can-Am).

WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed LHP Brad A. Davis and LHP Demetri White.


National Basketball Association

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Recalled C Patrick O'Bryant from Bakersfield (NBADL).

MIAMI HEAT—Signed F Kasib Powell to the remainder of the season.


National Football League

CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed WR Doug Gabriel to a one-year contract.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Re-signed S Gerald Sensabaugh.



National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned C Derek MacKenzie to Syracuse (AHL).

DALLAS STARS—Recalled D Nolan Baumgartner from Manitoba (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD—Assigned C Steve Kelly to Houston (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Signed C Steve Zalewski, LW Frazer McLaren, D David MacDonald and D Mike Moore.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Assigned F Rick Rypien, D Luc Bourdon and D Nathan McIver to Manitoba (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled D Sami Lepisto from Hershey (AHL).