John Barnes




BREWERS: Placed P Dave Mlicki on waivers for purpose of giving him unconditional release.

CARDINALS: Agreed to one-year, $900,000 deal with OF Albert Pujols.

DEVIL RAYS: Released P Wayne Gomes, P Mike James and former Orioles P Lesli Brea. Optioned OF Josh Hamilton, C Pete LaForest, P Hans Smith, P Brian Stokes and P Matt White to Double-A Orlando. Assigned IF Jay Canizaro, IF Ryan Jackson, IF Gabby Martinez, IF B.J. Upton, C Charlie Greene, C Angel Pena, OF Brian Lesher, OF Chad Mottola, P Brian Fitzgerald, P Jeremi Gonzalez, P Mel Rojas, P Kevin McGlinchy, P Matt Perisho, P Eric Sabel, P Carlos Reyes and P Blake Stein to minor-league...