Baseball Chicago White Sox -- Declared 1B Carlos Martinez (.224, 4 HRs, 24 RBI) free agent after he refused to accept an outright assignment to Class AAA Vancouver.
Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with P Kevin Appier (12-8, 2.76 ERA) and C Mike Macfarlane (.255, 6, 58) on 1-year contracts.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to terms with P Chris George on 1-year contract.
Minnesota Twins -- Agreed to terms with C Lenny Webster on 1-year contract.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Won arbitration case with 2B Jose Lind (.261, 1, 48). The club offered $575,000 and Lind was asking $950,000. Lind was paid $270,000 last year. Agreed to terms with P Randy Tomlin (4-4, 2.55) and P Vicente Palacios (0.00, 3 saves in 7 games) on 1-year contracts.