Astros: Traded P Doug Henry to Giants for minor-league P Scott Linebrink.
Athletics: Optioned P Todd Belitz and P Ariel Prieto to Triple-A Sacramento.
Brewers: Designated OF Chris Jones for assignment.
Cardinals: Optioned P Gene Stechschulte to Triple-A Memphis. Acquired P Jason Christiansen from Pirates for SS Jack Wilson.
Diamondbacks: Called up P Johnny Ruffin from Tuscon.
Red Sox: Assigned IF Sean Berry outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Phoenix (WNBA): Signed G Nicole Kubik. Placed G Michelle Cleary on injured list.
Bears: Signed WR Dee Miller.
Packers: Claimed S Ray Austin off waivers from Bears. Waived LB Kivuusama Mays.
Penguins: Signed D Janne Laukkanen to three-year contract.