JOE GIBBS RACING: Fired Jason Leffler as driver for No. 11 Chevrolet.
MARINERS: Released C Pat Borders.
RED SOX: Recalled 3B Kevin Youkilis from Triple-A Pawtucket. Designated OF Jose Cruz Jr. for assignment.
ROCKIES: Placed P Dan Miceli on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 5, with bruised left foot.
YANKEES: Optioned 1B Andy Phillips to Triple-A Columbus. Recalled IF Felix Escalona from Columbus.
HAWKS: C Zaza Pachulia joined team after Bucks declined to match four-year, $16 million offer.
HEAT: Signed F Earl Barron.
LAKERS: Signed F Luke Walton to multiyear...