MLB -- Suspended Phillies minor league P Matt Childers of Triple-A Ottawa 50 games for violating Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
ATHLETICS -- Purchased contract of IF J.J. Furmaniak from Triple-A Sacramento. Designated P Erasmo Ramirez for assignment.
CARDINALS Placed SS David Eckstein on 15-day DL. Recalled SS Brendan Ryan from Triple-A Memphis.
INDIANS -- Agreed to terms with P Brandon Taylor and OF Matt Brown.
ORIOLES -- Released P Todd Williams. Placed P Danys Baez on 15-day DL. Recalled P James Hoey from Triple-A Norfolk. Purchased contract of P Cory Doyne from Norfolk.
RANGERS -- Activated P Jamey Wright from 60-day DL. Recalled P Josh Rupe from Triple-A Oklahoma.
WHITE SOX -- Agreed to terms with P Aaron Poreda.
BLACKHAWKS -- Acquired LW Sergei Samsonov from Canadiens for D Jassen Cullimore and LW Tony Salmelainen.