BLUE JAYS: Placed P Ted Lilly on 15-day DL with left biceps tendinitis. Recalled P Dustin McGowan from Double-A New Hampshire.

BRAVES: Placed former Orioles P Jay Powell on 15-day DL with fractured right humerus. Sent outright C Brayan Pena to Triple-A Richmond. Recalled P Roman Colon and P Kyle Davies from Richmond.

GIANTS: Acquired CF Randy Winn from Mariners for C Yorvit Torrealba and P Jesse Foppert.

METS: Signed IF Wil Cordero to minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

RED SOX: Activated OF Gabe Kapler from 15-day DL. Designated OF Adam Hyzdu for assignment. Acquired OF Jose Cruz from Diamondbacks for IF Kenny Perez and P Kyle Bono.

ROCKIES: Placed 1B Todd Helton on 15-day DL with strained left calf muscle. Recalled former Orioles IF Eddy Garabito from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Purchased contract of IF Omar Quintanilla from Colorado Springs. Designated IF Anderson Machado and IF Desi Relaford for assignment. Activated P Aaron Cook from 60-day DL.

TWINS: Placed OF Torii Hunter on 15-day DL with tendon strain in left ankle. Recalled OF Michael Ryan from Triple-A Rochester.

YANKEES: Activated P Shawn Chacon. Signed P Alan Embree to one-year contract. Designated P Alex Graman and former Orioles P Buddy Groom for assignment.


SHOCK (WNBA): Acquired G Katie Smith and a 2006 second-round draft pick from Lynx for G Chandi Jones, F Stacey Thomas and 2006 first-round draft pick.


BENGALS: Signed T Reese Hicks to two-year contract. Signed C Eric Ghiaciuc to four-year contract.

BILLS: Placed CB Kevin Thomas on physically unable to perform list.

CARDINALS: Signed CB Eric Green to three-year contract. Signed DT Devone Claybrooks. Released DT Wendell Bryant.

49ERS: Waived G Khiawatha Downey.

JETS: Signed RB Terry Butler.

PACKERS: Signed QB Aaron Rodgers, 24th pick overall.

REDSKINS: Released LB Mike Barrow and S Andre Lott.

SAINTS: Signed CB Mike McKenzie to three-year contract extension.

TEXANS: Signed DE Travis Johnson, 16th pick overall.


BLACKHAWKS: Acquired RW Michael Holmqvist from Mighty Ducks for LW BRUINS: Signed D Mark Stuart, a first-round pick in 2003, to three-year contract. Signed D Andrew Alberts to one-year contract.

HURRICANES: Traded F Jeff O'Neill to Maple Leafs for conditional 2006 draft pick.

KINGS: Signed LW Ryan Flinn to one-year contract.

LIGHTNING: Re-signed LW Ruslan Fedotenko to one-year contract.

THRASHERS: Acquired D Shane Hnidy from Predators for 2006 fourth-round draft pick.

WILD: Acquired C Todd White from Senators for fourth-round pick in 2005.

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