ANGELS: Placed P Troy Percival on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 3, with strained right intercostal muscle. Placed IF Benji Gil on 15-day DL with sprained left ankle. Recalled P Brendan Donnelly from Triple-A Salt Lake. Selected contract of IF Clay Bellinger from Salt Lake.
BLUE JAYS: Purchased contract of P Brian Cooper from Triple-A Syracuse.
BRAVES: Purchased contract of P Aaron Small from Triple-A Richmond.
CARDINALS: Placed P Woody Williams on 15-day DL with strained muscle in left side. Recalled P Mike Crudale from Triple-A Memphis.
GIANTS: Activated 2B Jeff Kent. Placed 1B Damon Minor on 15-day DL with patella tendinitis in left knee.
RANGERS: Placed P Rich Rodriguez on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4, with blister on left index finger. Recalled OF Kevin Mench from Triple-A Oklahoma.
TWINS: Placed 2B Luis Rivas on 15-day DL with bruised left forearm. Placed OF Brian Buchanan on 15-day DL with bruised lower back. Recalled C Matthew LeCroy and OF Bobby Kielty from Triple-A Edmonton.
TRAIL BLAZERS: Activated G Erick Barkley and C Ruben Boumtje Boumtje. Placed G Rick Brunson (sore left knee) and F Zach Randolph (bruised right hip) on injured list.
ARKANSAS: Named Oronde Taliaferro and Rob Flaska men's assistant basketball coaches.
OHIO STATE: Named Jim Foster women's basketball coach; he had been at Vanderbilt.
RUTGERS: RB Rikki Cook will transfer to North Carolina.
JAGUARS: Signed OL Chris Naeole to seven-year contract.
JETS: Traded G David Loverne and undisclosed draft pick to Redskins for undisclosed draft pick.
BLUE JACKETS: Recalled LW Mathieu Darche from AHL Syracuse.
BRUINS: Activated C Joe Thornton.
DEVILS: Assigned D Mike Commodore to AHL Albany.
FLAMES: Recalled D Dallas Eakins and F Ryan Christie from AHL Saint John.
HURRICANES: Recalled Nikos Tselios from AHL Lowell. Activated F Tommy Westlund from IR.
PENGUINS: Recalled D Mike Wilson from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
RANGERS: Recalled G Johan Holmqvist from AHL Hartford.
THRASHERS: Reassigned D Francis Lessard, D Kirill Safronov and C Yuri Butsayev to AHL Chicago.