DEVIL RAYS: Recalled P Jeremi Gonzalez from Triple-A Durham. Optioned P Bartolome Fortunato to Durham.

INDIANS: Recalled OF Ryan Ludwick and C Josh Bard from Double-A Akron; activated them from 15-day DL. Optioned Ludwick and Bard to Triple-A Buffalo. Designated P Scott Stewart for assignment. Transferred P Joe Dawley from 15- to 60-day DL.


MARLINS: Activated P Josh Beckett from 15-day DL, then announced after game that he would return to 15-day DL with finger blister. Designated P Aaron Small for assignment.

ORIOLES: Placed 3B Melvin Mora on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 3, with strained right hamstring. Recalled P Dave Borkowski from Triple-A Ottawa. Transferred 1B David Segui to 60-day DL.

PADRES: Placed 1B Phil Nevin on 15-day DL with right knee injury. Recalled OF Xavier Nady from Triple-A Portland.

REDS: Recalled C Corky Miller from Triple-A Louisville.

NEW JERSEY (INDEPENDENT): Signed former Orioles P Joel Bennett.


JAZZ: Announced that they have received oral commitments on multi-year contracts from two restricted free agents: Pistons F-C Mehmet Okur and their own G-F Gordan Giricek.

LIBERTY (WNBA): Named former Mystics coach Marianne Stanley assistant coach.


High schools

PERRY HALL: Mallory McDonald will play soccer at Lycoming next year.


COYOTES: Signed free-agent C Boyd Devereaux, who had been with Red Wings, to one-year contract with option for 2005-06 season.

PANTHERS: Signed free-agent D Eric Cairns, who had been with Islanders.

AHL: Approved relocation of inactive franchise owned by Howard Baldwin from Louisville, Ky., to Des Moines, Iowa, to begin play in 2005-06.



IRAQ: Bernd Stange resigned as coach of Iraq's national team.

MLS: Named United's Peter Nowak and Galaxy's Sigi Schmid coaches for All-Star Game July 31 at RFK Stadium in Washington.