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MLB -- Suspended Tigers IF Neifi Perez 80 games for failing banned stimulant policy.

ASTROS -- Placed P Chris Sampson on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Stephen Randolph from Triple-A Round Rock.

ATHLETICS -- Placed 3B Eric Chavez on 15-day DL. Recalled IF J.J. Furmaniak from Triple-A Sacramento.

BLUE JAYS -- Designated SS Royce Clayton for assignment. Purchased contract of SS Ray Olmedo from Triple-A Syracuse. Claimed IF Hector Luna off waivers.

CUBS -- Activated P Kerry Wood from 60-day DL. Optioned P Rocky Cherry to Triple-A Iowa.

DIAMONDBACKS -- Claimed IF Jeff Cirillo and P Byung-Hyun Kim off waivers. Designated IF Brian Barden for assignment.

INDIANS -- Signed P Scott Elarton and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

MARINERS -- Recalled OF Adam Jones from Triple-A Tacoma. Designated OF Jason Ellison for assignment.

MARLINS -- Placed P Renyel Pinto on 15-day DL. Recalled P Carlos Martinez from Double-A Carolina.

ORIOLES -- Recalled P Kurt Birkins from Triple-A Norfolk. Optioned P Cory Doyne to Norfolk.

PHILLIES -- Placed C Rod Barajas on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Clay Condrey from Triple-A Ottawa.

TIGERS -- Activated P Zach Miner from bereavement list. Optioned P Jose Capellan to Triple-A Toledo.

TWINS -- Activated OF Michael Cuddyer from 15-day DL.


ROCKETS -- Signed F Chuck Hayes.

TIMBERWOLVES -- Waived G Troy Hudson.

WARRIORS -- Signed F Austin Croshere.


NFL -- Suspended Browns OT Ryan Tucker for first four regular-season games for violating steroid policy.

BILLS -- Signed RB Dwayne Wright. Released WR Aaron Brown.

CHARGERS -- Claimed WR Rhema McKnight off waivers. Waived RB Reggie Merriweather.

JETS -- Waived LB Mark Zalewski.

LIONS -- Signed WR Calvin Johnson, first-round draft pick, to six-year contract.

PACKERS -- Signed P Ryan Dougherty. Placed TE Tory Humphrey on IR.

STEELERS -- Signed LB Matt King. Released LB Marcello Church.


Minor leagues

Yesterday's results Asheville 10, Delmarva 3 Bowie 8, Trenton 7 Greenville 3, Hagerstown 1 Louisville 5, Norfolk 3 Vermont 2, Aberdeen 0 Wilmington 8, Frederick 6 Today's games Wilmington at Frederick, 6:30 p.m. Asheville at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Bowie at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Greenville at Hagerstown, 7:05 p.m. Vermont at Aberdeen, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

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