ASTROS -- Recalled OF Jason Lane and P Juan Gutierrez from Triple-A Round Rock and P Felipe Paulino from Double-A Corpus Christi. Purchased contracts of IF Cody Ransom, C Humberto Quintero and C J.R. Towles from Round Rock. Transferred P Jason Jennings from 15- to 60-day DL. Sent IF Brooks Conrad outright to Round Rock.

BLUE JAYS -- Recalled P Josh Banks (Severna Park) and IF Hector Luna from Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased contract of former Orioles C Sal Fasano from Syracuse. Transferred P Gustavo Chacin from 15- to 60-day DL. Activated P Brandon League from 15-day DL.


BREWERS -- Designated P Dennis Sarfate for assignment. Purchased contract of C Mike Rivera from Triple-A Nashville. Transferred IF Tony Graffanino from 15- to 60-day DL.

CARDINALS -- Recalled IF Brian Barden and P Brad Thompson from Triple-A Memphis. Purchased contract of C Kelly Stinnett and P Brian Falkenborg from Memphis.

CUBS -- Recalled P Carmen Pignatiello from Triple-A Iowa. Purchased contracts of P Kevin Hart and OF Sam Fuld from Double-A Tennessee. Optioned IF-OF Eric Patterson to Tennessee.

DODGERS -- Recalled P Eric Stults, P Eric Hull, IF Tony Abreu, OF Delwyn Young and IF-OF Wilson Valdez from Triple-A Las Vegas.

GIANTS -- Recalled IF Eugenio Velez, C Eliezer Alfonzo and P Erick Threets from Triple-A Fresno. Purchased contract of P Dan Giese from Fresno. Placed P Merkin Valdez on 60-day DL.

INDIANS -- Recalled P Juan Lara, IF Andy Marte and P Edward Mujica from Triple-A Buffalo.

MARINERS -- Recalled OF Jeremy Reed and OF Wladimir Balentien from Triple-A Tacoma. Purchased the contracts of IF Nick Green and C Jeff Clement from Tacoma.

MARLINS -- Recalled IF Robert Andino, OF Reggie Abercrombie, OF Brett Carroll and P Ross Wolf from Triple-A Albuquerque.


METS -- Recalled C Sandy Alomar Jr. from Double-A Binghamton.

NATIONALS -- Traded P Ray King to Brewers for player to be named. Activated P Micah Bowie from 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of P Arnie Munoz from Triple-A Columbus and P Ross Detwiler and OF Justin Maxwell (Sherwood, University of Maryland) from Single-A Hagerstown. Recalled OF Ryan Langerhans from Columbus. Transferred P Jason Simontacchi and P John Patterson to 60-day DL.

ORIOLES -- Recalled C Gustavo Molina and IF Luis Hernandez from Double-A Bowie and IF Brandon Fahey from Triple-A Norfolk. Purchased contract of P Fernando Cabrera from Norfolk. Transferred P Chris Ray from 15- to 60-day DL.

PADRES -- Agreed to terms with P Brett Tomko. Recalled P Clay Hensley from Triple-A Portland.

PHILLIES -- Transferred P Ryan Madson from 15- to 60-day DL. Claimed C Pete Laforest off waivers from Padres. Recalled P Geoff Geary and P John Ennis from Triple-A Ottawa.

PIRATES -- Recalled P Bryan Bullington, P John Van Benschoten and P Dave Davidson from Triple-A Indianapolis.


RANGERS -- Recalled OF Freddy Guzman and P A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma. Purchased contract of P Bill White from Double-A Frisco. Placed P Willie Eyre on 60-day DL.

RED SOX -- Recalled P Devern Hansack from Triple-A Pawtucket.

REDS -- Recalled P Todd Coffey, P Kirk Saarloos, P Brad Salmon, 1B-OF Joey Votto and IF-OF Buck Coats from Triple-A Louisville. Purchased contract of C Ryan Hanigan from Louisville.

ROCKIES -- Recalled P Franklin Morales, former Orioles P Denny Bautista and IF Omar Quintanilla from Triple-A Colorado. Transferred P Jason Hirsh from 15- to 60-day DL. Purchased contract of P Dan Serafini from Colorado Springs.

ROYALS -- Recalled P Luke Hochevar and 1B Justin Huber from Triple-A Omaha. Purchased contracts of C Paul Phillips and 1B Craig Brazell from Omaha.

WHITE SOX -- Purchased contract of P Lance Broadway from Triple-A Charlotte. Recalled P Heath Phillips from Charlotte.



CELTICS -- Signed F Glen Davis.

SPURS -- Named Brett Brown assistant coach and Chad Forcier assistant coach/player development.


BOSTON COLLEGE -- Signed men's basketball coach Al Skinner to extension through 2012-13 season.

DUQUESNE -- Suspended basketball F Sturad Baldonado indefinitely.


GOUCHER -- Named Jean Knecht assistant athletic trainer and John Monahan sports information director.

NEBRASKA -- Signed football coach Bill Callahan to five-year contract extension through January 31, 2012.


BEARS -- Signed DE Copeland Bryan to practice squad.

BILLS -- Signed QB Kevin Eakin to practice squad.

BRONCOS -- Released LB Wesly Mallard.


BROWNS -- Signed C Ryan Pontbriand to four-year extension through 2011.

BUCCANEERS -- Signed LB Jeremiah Trotter to one-year contract. Released WR Taye Biddle. Signed WR Michael Spurlock to practice squad.

CARDINALS -- Signed TE Ben Patrick to practice squad.

CHIEFS -- Claimed LB Johnny Baldwin off waivers from Lions. Signed WR Bobby Sippio to practice squad.

DOLPHINS -- Signed G Tala Esera, WR Kerry Reed and WR Chandler Williams to practice squad.

PANTHERS -- Released TE Michael Gaines after reaching injury settlement.



NHL -- Suspended Maple Leafs F Mark Bell indefinitely and placed him in NHL's substance abuse program.

SHARKS -- Signed C Jeremy Roenick to one-year contract.