ATHLETICS: Placed P Mark Mulder on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with right hip tendinitis. Purchased contract of P Mike Wood from Triple-A Sacramento.

BREWERS: Traded P Mike DeJean to Cardinals for two players to be named. Activated IF Wes Helms from 15-day DL. Sent outright Jason Conti to Triple-A Indianapolis.


CARDINALS: Acquired P Sterling Hitchcock from Yankees for P Justin Pope and P Ben Juliano.

DODGERS: Activated 1B Fred McGriff from 15-day DL. Optioned P Scott Mullen to Triple-A Las Vegas.

GIANTS: Placed P Jesse Foppert on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Todd Linden from Triple-A Fresno.

MARINERS: Announced that IF Evel Bastida has been suspended for rest of the minor league season and fined an undisclosed amount by Single-A California League for his actions during game at Lancaster on Aug. 18.

MARLINS: Agreed to terms with former Orioles P Rick Helling. Recalled IF Lenny Harris from Triple-A Albuquerque. Placed P Armando Almanza on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with tendinitis in his left shoulder. Placed OF Todd Hollandsworth on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 14, with lower back inflammation.

ORIOLES: Purchased contract of OF Tim Raines Jr. from Triple-A Ottawa. Sent outright P Travis Driskill to Ottawa.

PIRATES: Acquired 1B Jorge Toca from Mets for player to be named.

RED SOX: Optioned P Casey Fossum to Triple-A Pawtucket. Purchased contract of P Bronson Arroyo from Pawtucket. Recalled P Bobby Howry from Pawtucket and placed him on 60-day DL.


REDS: Called up P Joe Valentine from Triple-A Louisville.

WHITE SOX: Acquired P Scott Sullivan from Reds for player to be named. Optioned P Jon Adkins to Triple-A Charlotte.


BUCKS: Named Bob Ociepka assistant coach.

KINGS: Signed F-C Tony Massenburg (Maryland).

MAVERICKS: Signed free agent G Travis Best.


TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Kirk Penney.

SPARKS (WNBA): Announced C Rhonda Mapp has been dismissed from league for violating its anti-drug program.


ECAC: Announced Towson University men's lacrosse player Ricky Beecher was one of three recipients of league's Award of Valor.

ARKANSAS: Announced C Julius Lamptey is ineligible to play basketball this season.

BAYLOR: Named Scott Drew men's basketball coach.


JOHNS HOPKINS: Named Austin Young head fencing coach.

VALPARAISO: Named Homer Drew men's basketball coach.

VILLA JULIE: Named Lynnette Buffington women's soccer head coach and Bryan Gunning men's and women's cross country head coach.


BUCCANEERS: Released WR Sam Collins and J.J. McKelvey, FB Earnest Graham, G Kyle Kipps, K Ralf Kleinmann and RB Terry Kirby. Placed RB Tony Taylor and CB Torrie Cox on injured reserve.

BRONCOS: Waived OT Trohn Carswell, CB Corey Chamblin and OT Freddie Moore.


49ERS: Signed free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu to one-year contract.

STEELERS: Released QB Tim Levcik, FB Wes Ours, DT Roy Attieh, LB Dantonio Burnett, CB Nashville Dyer, OT Jack Fadule, S Rashad Faison, P Glenn Pakulak, TE Casey Poppinga, PK Jonathan Ruffin, WR Lamar Slade, WR Leonard Scott and QB Phil Stambaugh.


COYOTES: Signed D David Tanabe to multiyear contract.

MAPLE LEAFS: Re-signed D Bryan McCabe to one-year contract.

PENGUINS: Signed G Sebastien Caron to four-year contract.


RANGERS: Agreed to terms with D John Jakopin.