By The Associated Press
MINNESOTA TWINS—Announced the retirement of director of minor league operations Jim Rantz.
CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with manager Dusty Baker on a two-year contract extension.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Named Wally Joyner assistant hitting coach.
EL PASO DIABLOS—Released C Kelly Gulledge.
National Basketball Association
CHICAGO BULLS—Waived G Andre Emmett.
SACRAMENTO KINGS—Waived C Cyril Awere.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS—Signed DE Shawne Merriman. Re-signed S Delano Howell. Released DT Jay Ross and C David Snow.
CHICAGO BEARS—Signed TE Brody Eldridge to a one-year contract. Released RB Kahlil Bell.
GREEN BAY PACKERS—Claimed RB Johnny White off waivers from Buffalo. Placed RB Brandon Saine on injured reserve.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed S Chris Harris. Released CB Kevin Rutland.
American Hockey League
CONNECTICUT WHALE—Released F Scott Pitt and F Shayne Wiebe from professional tryout agreements and sent them to Greenville (ECHL).
Central Hockey League
ALLEN AMERICANS—Waived F Harry Mahesh, D Andrew Randazzo and F Chapen LeBlond.
ARIZONA SUNDOGS—Waived D Tristin Llewellyn and G Bryan Hogan.
DENVER CUTTHROATS—Waived F JJ Crew, F Matthew Gordon, D Jay Meloff and F Stephen Cunningham.
FORT WORTH BRAHMAS—Waived F Jordan Lane and F Mark Thorburn.
TULSA OILERS—Waived D Matt Ridley, F Oleg Kopytov, F Garrett Nystedt and F Anthony Bergin.
WICHITA THUNDER—Waived F Don Melnyk, F Patrick Gaul and G Kamil Jarina.
Major League Soccer
MLS—Fined San Jose D Jason Hernandez, New England M Benny Feilhaber and the Montreal Impact undisclosed amounts for their actions during Oct. 6 games.
BARUCH—Named Gary Siano, Tammer Farid and Victor Jackson men’s assistant basketball coaches and Calvin Jurewicz-Johnson director of basketball operations.
LIU BROOKLYN—Announced the NCAA will allow men’s basketball transfer F Khalil Murphy to compete for the Blackbirds when the 2012-13 season opens on Nov. 9.
PFEIFFER—Named Katie Allenson assistant softball coach.
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE—Named Cynthia Gaudet women’s assistant basketball coach.
WESTERN NEW MEXICO—Announced the retirement of men’s basketball coach Mark Coleman at the end of the 2012-13 season.