BOSTON RED SOX-Fired pitching coach Bob McClure. Named Randy Niemann pitching coach for the remainder of the season.
TEXAS RANGERS-Reinstated RHP Ryan Dempster from the restricted list. Optioned OF Leonys Martin to Round Rock (PCL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Optioned 3B Yan Gomes to Las Vegas (PCL).
ATLANTA BRAVES-Agreed to terms with 1B Lyle Overbay on a minor league contract and assigned him to Gwinnett (IL).
LOS ANGELES DODGERS-Agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Carela on a minor league contract.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-Reinstated 3B Placido Polanco from the 15-day DL. Optioned 1B Hector Luna to Lehigh Valley (IL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES-Reinstated RHP Chad Qualls from the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Kyle McPherson and LHP Justin Wilson from Indianapolis (IL). Designated RHP Juan Cruz for assignment. Placed INF Jordy Mercer on the paternity leave list. Promoted LHP Kris Johnson from Altoona (EL) to Indianapolis and RHP Erik Turgeon from Bradenton (FSL) to Altoona.
SAN DIEGO PADRES-Requested unconditional release waivers on INF Jason Bartlett.
WICHITA WINGNUTS-Signed C Patrick Murphy. Released RHP Dumas Garcia.
LONG ISLAND DUCKS-Signed RHP Bubbie Buzachero.
SUGAR LAND SKEETERS-Signed RHP Roger Clemens.
North American League
SAN ANGELO COLTS- Re-signed LHP Jose Sanchez. Traded LHP David Phillips to Abilene for future considerations.