CART: Placed driver Gil de Ferran of Brazil on probation for four races due to infractions at a race in Japan.
Expos: Sent P Felipe Lira outright to Triple-A Ottawa. Recalled P Darwin Cubillan from Ottawa.
Padres: Placed P Kevin Walker on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Mike Darr from Double-A Mobile.
Rockies: Announced the retirement of 3B Sam Smith from Single-A Asheville.
Royals: Optioned C Cesar King to Triple-A Omaha. Announced former Orioles IF-OF Trenidad Hubbard has cleared waivers and opted for free agency.
Twins: Placed P Mark Redman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 21. Recalled P Brad Thomas from Double-A New Britain.
Chiefs: Signed DT Eric Downing, their first-round pick in the draft out of Syracuse, to a three-year contract.
Canadiens: Signed D Patrick Traverse to a three-year contract.
Sharks: Purchased the franchise rights of the Kentucky Thoroughblades of the AHL.
Kansas City Wizards (MLS): Signed F Onandi Lowe.