ASTROS -- Optioned OF Jason Lane to Triple-A Round Rock. Recalled OF Chris Burke from Round Rock.
ATHLETICS -- Recalled P Santiago Casilla from Triple-A Sacramento. Designated P Jay Witasick (C. Milton Wright, UMBC) for assignment.
BRAVES -- Activated P Lance Cormier from 15-day DL.
CARDINALS -- Acquired C Kelly Stinnett from Dodgers for cash.
CUBS -- Placed IF Daryle Ward on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Felix Pie from Triple-A Iowa. Activated P Juan Mateo from 15-day DL; optioned him to Double-A Peoria.
DODGERS -- Optioned IF Andy LaRoche to Triple-A Las Vegas. Recalled P Hong-Chih Kuo from Las Vegas.
NATIONALS -- Agreed to contract with SS Luis Castillo.
TIGERS -- Released former Orioles P Jose Mesa.
AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION -- Granted expansion team to Hawaii to begin play in 2007-08 season; announced that its nickname will be Hurricanes.