ASTROS -- Placed OF Hunter Pence on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jason Lane from Triple-A Round Rock.

ATHLETICS -- Activated P Huston Street from 15-day DL. Designated OF Bobby Kielty for assignment.


DEVIL RAYS -- Placed P Jay Witasick (C. Milton Wright, UMBC) on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Optioned P J.P. Howell to Triple-A Durham. Recalled P Jason Hammel and P Juan Salas from Durham.

DODGERS -- Sent P Eric Stults to Triple-A Las Vegas. Purchased contract of P Eric Hull from Las Vegas.

NATIONALS -- Signed IF Ronnie Belliard to two-year extension.

PADRES -- Recalled P Justin Hampson from Triple-A Portland. Optioned P Royce Ring to Portland.

RANGERS -- Recalled P John Rheinecker from Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned P Robinson Tejeda to Oklahoma.

RED SOX -- Recalled P Jon Lester from Triple-A Pawtucket. Designated P Joel Pineiro for assignment.

REDS -- Activated P Aaron Harang from bereavement list. Sent P Ricky Stone outright to Triple-A Louisville.

TIGERS -- Purchased contract of IF Mike Hessman from Triple-A Toledo. Optioned OF Timo Perez to Toledo.



BUCKS -- Signed F Desmond Mason to two-year contract.

HORNETS -- Signed G-F Morris Peterson.

NETS -- Signed coach Lawrence Frank to multi-year extension.

PACERS -- Signed G Travis Diener.

PISTONS -- Signed F Antonio McDyess to two-year extension.


SPURS -- Waived G-F James White.


BILLS -- Claimed WR Jonathan Smith off waivers from Patriots. Released LB Larry Edwards and WR Johnny Quinn.

CHARGERS -- Agreed with WR Craig Davis on five-year contract and LB Anthony Waters, TE Legedu Naanee, LB Brandon Siler and CB Paul Oliver on four-year contracts.

DOLPHINS -- Signed QB John Beck and C Drew Mormino to four-year contracts. Signed DB Brian Soi and placed him on active-non-football injury list. Placed CB Andre Goodman and OT Joe Toledo on active-physically-unable-to-perform list.

JETS -- Placed WR Tim Dwight and LB Matt Chatham on physically-unable-to-perform list. Signed C Joseph Villani. Waived S Leonard Peters and G Dominic Moran.


PACKERS -- Signed LB Desmond Bishop and K Mason Crosby.

PATRIOTS -- Signed DT Kareem Brown and C Mike Elgin.

RAVENS -- Signed OT Jared Gaither (Maryland) to three-year contract. Released TE Rob Abiamiri (Maryland, Mount St. Joseph).

STEELERS -- Signed S Troy Polamalu to four-year extension. Promoted John Mitchell to assistant head coach-defensive line.