ATHLETICS -- Traded C Adam Melhuse to Rangers for cash.
CUBS -- Placed OF Cliff Floyd on bereavement list. Purchased contract of former Orioles IF Mike Fontenot from Triple-A Iowa.
PHILLIES -- Placed P Freddy Garcia on 15-day DL. Signed former Orioles P Jose Mesa.
PIRATES -- Placed P Salomon Torres on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Masumi Kuwata from Triple-A Indianapolis.
RANGERS -- Placed 1B Mark Teixeira (Mount St. Joseph) on 15-day DL. Recalled IF Travis Metcalf from Double-A Frisco. Activated OF Brad Wilkerson from 15-day DL. Optioned P Kameron Loe to Triple-A Oklahoma.
RED SOX -- Activated former Orioles P Mike Timlin from 15-day DL. Designated P J.C. Romero for assignment.
YANKEES -- Optioned former Orioles P Chris Britton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Purchased contract of P Roger Clemens from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Transferred P Phil Hughes from 15-day DL to 60-day DL.
PANTHERS -- Signed TE Dante Rosario.