Astros: Waived P Mike Maddux. Recalled P Wade Miller from Triple-A New Orleans.
Dodgers: Purchased contract of OF Mike Metcalfe from Triple-A Albuquerque. Designated OF Sean Gilbert for assignment.
Mariners: Optioned P Gil Meche to Triple-A Tacoma. Recalled IF Carlos Guillen from Tacoma.
Red Sox: Activated P Jeff Fassero from 15-day DL. Placed 1B Mike Stanley on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 2, with strained right shoulder.
Royals: Placed OF Carlos Beltran on 15-day DL with bone bruise on right knee. Recalled P Blake Stein from his rehabilitation assignment Triple-A.
Bulls: Named B. J. Armstrong special assistant to VP of basketball operations.
49ers: Signed PK Joseph Tuthill.
Packers: Signed wide receiver Robert Scott III.
Titans: Agreed to terms with S Aric Morris, DL Robaire Smith and OL Wes Shivers, their fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round draft choices, respectively.
NHL: Named Hall of Fame referee Andy Van Hellemond director of officiating.
Flyers: Named Bill Barber assistant coach.
Kings: Re-signed D Jere Karalahti to multiyear contract.
Mighty Ducks: Signed F Jim Cummins.
Oilers: Signed D Scott Ferguson.
Senators: Signed G Mathieu Chouinard to a multiyear contract.