COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended free agent RHP Rafael Martinez 50 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
ATLANTA BRAVES — Named Randy Ready manager of Gwinnett (IL).
CHICAGO CUBS — Named P.J. Mainville trainer.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar international scouts;Josh Bard player personnel special assistant;and Willie Fraser and Scott Groot professional scouts. Reassigned player personnel special asssitant Bill Mueller full-time professional scout.
NEW YORK METS — Named Jim Malone strength and conditioning coordinator.
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Traded LHP Jon Gulbransen to Rockford for RHP Kyle Lindquist.
NEWARK BEARS — Released INF Daryle Ward, INF D'Angelo Jimenez, RHP Anthony Pluta and LHP Sergio Espinosa.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Named Mike D'Antoni coach.
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Fired special teams coordinator Brian Murphy. Promoted assistant special teams coach Richard Rodgers to special teams coordinator.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed LB Ben Jacobs to the practice squad. Released OT Jeff Adams from the practice squad.
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed LB Vic So'oto. Placed T Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed LB Greg Jones. Released WR Anthony Armstrong.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released LB Jeff Tarpinian.