ASTROS -- Acquired P Dennis Sarfate from Brewers for cash considerations. Designated P Miguel Asencio for assignment.

BLUE JAYS -- Agreed with SS John McDonald on two-year contract.


PIRATES -- Activated P Zach Duke from 60-day DL and P Salomon Torres from 15-day DL.

RANGERS -- Activated P Brandon McCarthy from 15-day DL.

REDS -- Claimed C Alvin Colina off waivers from Rockies.

ROYALS -- Activated P Jorge De La Rosa from 15-day DL.

TIGERS -- Activated P Jair Jurrjens from 15-day DL.

WHITE SOX -- Agreed with manager Ozzie Guillen on multiyear contract extension through 2012.


BUCKS -- Signed G Ramon Sessions to multiyear contract.


76ERS -- Signed G-F Derrick Byars and F Herbert Hill.


ARKANSAS -- Named Jeff Long director of athletics, effective Jan. 1.


NFL -- Suspended Rams DT Claude Wroten four games for violating league's substance abuse policy.

BEARS -- Signed DT Antonio Garay from practice squad. Signed CB Adebola Jimoh. Signed DT Babatunde Oshinowo to practice squad.


BENGALS -- Signed WR Antonio Chatman to one-year contract. Waived TE Nate Lawrie. Placed WR Bennie Brazell on practice squad-injured list.

BILLS -- Placed S Ko Simpson on IR. Waived DE Eric Powell.

BRONCOS -- Signed LB Jamie Winborn. Waived T Chad Mustard.

BROWNS -- Traded QB Charlie Frye to Seahawks for sixth-round draft pick. Signed QB Ken Dorsey to one-year contract.

BUCCANEERS -- Re-signed CB Sammy Davis. Released CB Anthony Madison. Released WR Chas Gessner, CB Carlos Hendricks and TE Matt Herian from IR.

CHIEFS -- Agreed with K Dave Rayner on two-year contract.


COWBOYS -- Place NT Jason Ferguson on IR. Signed NT Remi Ayodele.

DOLPHINS -- Signed S Donovin Darius and S Lamont Thompson. Signed LB Kelvin Smith to practice squad. Placed S Yeremiah Bell on IR. Waived DE Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.

EAGLES -- Signed RB Reno Mahe to one-year contract. Released S J.R. Reed.

GIANTS -- Placed DL William Joseph on IR. Signed DT Russell Davis.

JAGUARS -- Signed K John Carney to one-year contract. Released G Tutan Reyes.

PACKERS -- Signed QB Dalton Bell and G Cameron Stephenson to practice squad. Released TE Clark Harris and QB Paul Thompson from practice squad.


PANTHERS -- Signed TE Christian Fauria. Waived CB Curtis Deloatch.

REDSKINS -- Signed WR Reche Caldwell. Placed T Jon Jansen on IR. Released RB Marcus Mason. Signed OL Justin Geisinger to practice squad. Released WR Burl Toler from practice squad.

TEXANS -- Agreed with former Ravens S Will Demps on one-year contract. Placed S Jason Simmons on injured reserve.

TITANS -- Acquired DE Bryce Fisher from Seahawks for undisclosed pick. Released DT Jesse Mahelona.


BRUINS -- Acquired C-RW Petteri Nokelainen from Islanders for C Ben Walter and conditional second-round pick in 2009.


MAPLE LEAFS -- Released LW Daniel Sparre and C Peter Tsimikalis.

PENGUINS -- Released F Matt Caria, F Kevin Henderson, F Brian Ihnacak, D Tyler Cuthbert and D Jean-Phillippe Paquet.