CARDINALS: Placed C Joe Girardi on 15-day DL with lower back strain. Optioned P Jimmy Journel to Triple-A Memphis. Transferred P Kiko Calero from 15-day DL to 60-day DL. Activated C Chris Widger from DL. Purchased contract of P Dan Haren from Memphis.
CUBS: Activated 1B Heep Seop Choi from 15-day DL.
DEVIL RAYS: Released P Mike Venafro.
DIAMONDBACKS: Activated P Matt Mantei from 15-day DL. Designated P Ricky Bottalico for assignment.
INDIANS: Optioned P Cliff Lee to Triple-A Buffalo. Recalled P Jose Santiago and IF Jhonny Peralta from Buffalo. Placed IF John McDonald on 15-day DL with lower back spasms.
MARINERS: Recalled P Aaron...