Thursday's sports transactions
BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Assigned 2B-SS Eider Torres, OF Val Majewski and OF Adam Stern outright to Norfolk (IL).
DETROIT TIGERS -- Named Dick Egan special assistant to the general manager, Jim Olander major league scout and Scott Pleis national crosschecker.
NEW YORK YANKEES -- Announced Joe Torre will not return as manager.
TEXAS RANGERS -- Announced C Guillermo Quiroz refused an outright assignment and became a free agent.
CINCINNATI REDS -- Announced C Ryan Jorgensen cleared waivers, refused an outright assignment and became a free agent. Re-signed Mark Berry, third base coach; Billy Hatcher, first base coach; Brook Jacoby, hitting coach; Dick Pole, pitching coach; and Mike Stefanski, bullpen catcher, for the 2008 season. Announced Tom Hume, bullpen coach, will not be offered a contract and Pat Kelly, bench coach, has been reassigned within the organization.
HOUSTON ASTROS -- Assigned C Hector Gimenez and OF Mike Rodriguez outright to Round Rock (PCL).
MILWAUKEE BREWERS -- Named Sally Andrist vice president-human resources and office management and Joe Zidanic vice president-controller.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Announced INF D'Angelo Jimenez, OF Alex Escobar and LHP Micah Bowie have elected minor league free agency.
COASTAL BEND AVIATORS -- Sold OF Matt Spencer to Pensacola.
FORT WORTH CATS -- Sent RHP Ryan Trytten to Lincoln to complete an earlier trade.
ST. JOE BLACKSNAKES -- Released INF Andy Wilson. Sold C Dylan Parzyk and LHP Mark Goodman to Pensacola.
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS -- Sent C Billy Cox to Brockton (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade. Sent LHP Brian Buchanan to Laredo (UL) to complete an earlier trade.
ATLANTIC CITY SURF -- Announced the resignation of Brendan Fairfield, general manager. Named Chris Carminucci president.
National Basketball Association
DENVER NUGGETS -- Signed G Mike Wilks.
Premier Basketball League
JACKSONVILLE JAM -- Named Mike Gillespie coach.
National Football League
ST. LOUIS RAMS -- Signed WR Travis Taylor.
National Hockey League
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS -- Loaned C Zenon Konopka to Syracuse (AHL). Assigned G Dan LaCosta to from Elmira (ECHL) to Syracuse.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS -- Recalled F Stefan Ruzicka from Philadelphia (AHL).
ST. LOUIS BLUES -- Assigned G Hannu Toivonen to Peoria (AHL).
VANCOUVER CANUCKS -- Recalled F Mason Raymond from Manitoba (AHL).
American Hockey League
ALBANY RIVER RATS -- Signed D David Cornacchia and assigned him and D J.D. Forrest to Florida (ECHL).
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE -- Re-assigned D David Schlemko to Arizona (CHL).
SYRACUSE CRUNCH -- Released F Trevor Frischmon.
International Hockey League
FORT WAYNE KOMETS -- Waived D Jason Jaworski and LW Michael George.
Mid-Atlantic Hockey League
JAMESTOWN VIKINGS -- Agreed to terms with D Cory Anderson.
Major League Soccer
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION -- Signed M Shalrie Joseph and D Jay Heaps to contract extensions.
Major Indoor Soccer League
PHILADELPHIA KIXX -- Signed D Wendell Regis to a 15-day/five-game contract.
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE -- Announced Bryant will join the conference in 2012.
CABRINI -- Named Lisa McGregor softball coach.
MISSOURI -- Suspended men's basketball senior F Darryl Butterfield indefinitely for violation of team rules.