Astros: Purchased contract of IF Eddie Zosky from Triple-A New Orleans. Transferred P Billy Wagner from 15- to 60-day DL.
Athletics: Recalled P Ariel Prieto, P Jon Ratliff, IF Jose Ortiz and OF Eric Byrnes from Triple-A Sacramento. Purchased contracts of P Scott Service, IF Mark Bellhorn and OF Bo Porter from Sacramento. Released IF Joey Espada. Designated P Leo Vasquez for assignment. Transferred 1B Mario Valdez from 15- to 60-day DL.
Blue Jays: Optioned IF Kevin Witt to Triple-A Syracuse.
Devil Rays: Recalled OF Randy Winn, OF Ozzie Timmons and C Toby Hall from Triple-A Durham. Designated P Mike Duvall for assignment.
Red Sox: Signed P Steve Ontiveros.
White Sox: Recalled 3B Joe Crede from Double-A Birmingham. Signed broadcaster Ken Harrelson to eight-year contract.
Atlantic Central Football Conference: Named Frostburg State's Chris Seguinot as defensive player of the week. Named Salisbury State's Tony Ellis as co-offensive player of the week.
ACC: North Carolina State QB Philip Rivers rookie of week, Florida State QB Chris Weinke offensive back of week, Florida State LB Tommy Polley (Dunbar) defensive back of week, N.C. DE Julius Peppers defensive lineman of week, N.C. WR Bosley Allen special teams player of week and Clemson guard Kyle Young offensive lineman of week.
Patriot League: Named Towson's Andrew Hollingsworth as defensive player of the week for football. Named Lehigh's Brant Hall (Loyola) as offensive player of the week.
Browns: Placed LG Jim Pyne on injured reserve.
Blue Jackets: Released LW Brent Ozarowski and D Dan Preston.
Flames: Signed G Levente Szuper.