ATHLETICS -- Purchased contract of LHP Jerry Blevins from Triple-A Sacramento. Transferred SS Bobby Crosby from 15- to the 60-day DL.
BRAVES -- Purchased contract of OF Brandon Jones from Triple-A Richmond. Designated OF T.J. Bohn for assignment.
DEVIL RAYS -- Recalled LHP J.P. Howell and Jeff Ridgway from Triple-A Durham. DIAMONDBACKS -- Activated INF Chad Tracy from 15-day DL.
ROCKIES -- Purchased contract of OF Sean Smith from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Transferred RHP Aaron Cook from 15-day to 60-day DL.
BRONCOS -- Waived TE Stephen Alexander. Signed T Chad Mustard.
NFL -- Fined Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward $5,000 for late hit and unnecessary roughness against Cleveland CB Daven Holly in Sept. 9 game.
PACKERS -- Signed WR Chris Francies from their practice squad. Placed WR Carlyle Holiday on injured reserve. SAINTS -- Placed tight end Mark Campbell on injured reserve.
ILLINOIS STATE -- Named Mike Current assistant baseball coach.
OILERS -- Signed right wing Anson Carter.