BLUE JAYS: Optioned P Dan Reichert to Triple-A Syracuse.

GIANTS: Placed OF Barry Bonds on bereavement list. Activated P Kirk Rueter.


INDIANS: Signed IF Benji Gil to minor league contract.

TIGERS: Optioned P Eric Eckenstahler and C Matt Walbeck to Triple-A Toledo. Designated P Steve Sparks for assignment. Recalled P Franklyn German and P Fernando Rodney from Toledo. Purchased contract of P Brian Schmack from Double-A Erie.

YANKEES: Activated P Jose Contreras.


BEARS: Released T Pete Lougheed, T Tim Vincent, TE Mobolaji Afariogun, P Brooks Barnard (Maryland), C Carson Dach, K Pat Dunne, CB Eric Joyce, LB Jerry Schumacher, G Jamil Soriano and FB Casey Urlacher. Waived DT Ernest Grant. Paced TE John Davis on physically unable to perform list.

EAGLES: Reinstated RB Duce Staley to active roster. Placed TE Jamaal Green and G Damian Lavergne on IR. Released TE Brandon Davis, WR Carl Morris and former Ravens P Kyle Richardson.

PATRIOTS: Released RB J.R. Redmond, RB Antwoine Womack, NT Ken Kocher and DE Buck Rasmussen.



SOLHEIM CUP: Heather Bowie and Kellie Kuehne named captain's picks for U.S. team that will play Europe Sept. 12-14 in Loddekopinge, Sweden.

WALKER CUP: Lee Williams and George Zahringer named final two members of U.S. team that will play Great Britain and Ireland Sept. 6-7 in North Yorkshire, England.