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MLB—Suspended C Matthew Lauderdale (San Diego) for 50 games for testing positive for a banned drug in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

American League

TEXAS RANGERS—Placed RHP Kip Wells on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 12. Recalled RHP Scott Feldman from Oklahoma of the PCL.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Recalled RHP Lance Cormier from Richmond of the IL. Optioned OF Scott Thorman to Richmond.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Waived OF Preston Wilson.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Promoted OF Vic Buttler to Indianapolis of the IL and C Neil Walker and OF Andrew McCutchen to Altoona of the EL.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Recalled OF Timo Perez from Memphis of the PCL. Optioned RHP Brad Thompson to Memphis.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with LHP Glenn Gibson and assigned him to the Nationals of the GCL.


National Basketball Association

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS Re-signed C Jake Voskuhl to a two-year contract.

SACRAMENTO KINGS—Signed C Loren Woods.


National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed QB Matt Leinart to a six-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DB Jeremy LeSueur. Waived WR Brent Little.

GREEN BAY PAKCERS—Released WR Leo Bookman.

NEW YORK JETS—Negated the trade with Cleveland that sent RB Lee Suggs to the Jets for DB Derrick Strait after Suggs failed his physical.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Placed KR Darren Sproles on injured reserve. Waived DB Raymond Walls.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Re-signed FB Robert Douglas. Released TE Leonard Stephens. Placed TE T.J. Williams on injured reserve.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed LB Jeff Posey, OL Spencer Folau and RB A.J. Harris.