American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed RHP Jason Berken on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Rick Vandenhurk from Norfolk (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Blair.

DETROIT TIGERS — Recalled LHP Daniel Schlereth from Toledo (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with OF Brett Eibner and RHP Jason Adam. Assigned Eibner to Idaho Falls (Pioneer) and Adam to Surprise (Arizona).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with INF Kaleb Cowart.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Activated OF Conor Jackson from the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Travis Buck from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned INF Jeff Larish and OF Chris Carter to Sacramento.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Reinstated 1B Carlos Pena from the 15-day DL. Placed OF Gabe Kapler on the 15-day DL.

TEXAS RANGERS — Placed OF Nelson Cruz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 15. Activated INF Joaquin Arias from the 15-day DL. Named Jay Miller senior vice president, effective Aug. 30.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP Zak Adams and RHP Myles Jaye.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Peter Tago.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Robbie Ray.

Midwest League

QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS — Announced RHP LaCurtis Mayes has been transferred from Batavia (NYP).

American Association

WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed C John C. Martin.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX — Signed LHP Bill Lee.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS — Released RHP William Hassett and RHP Jimmer Kennedy.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed 1B Jonathan Waltenbury. Released 1B Corey O'Neill.

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Released INF Maxwell Moya and OF Andrew Passerelle.

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Traded RHP Eric Blackwell to Traverse City and INF Tyler Rogers to Oakland County for players to be named. Signed RHP Adrian Garza.

KALAMAZOO KINGS — Placed C Jett Ruiz on the suspended list. Signed C Kent Wright. Traded RHP Josh Whitlock to Gateway for a player to be named.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed INF Jake Krause. Released 1B Adam Amar.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Placed INF Jacob Dempsey on the retired list.

United League

AMARILLO DILLAS — Acquired C Kevin Butler from Coastal Bend for a player to be named.

LAREDO BRONCOS — Signed DH Jose Canseco.

SAN ANGELO COLTS — Placed C Trey Carter on the inactive list. Activated RHP Caleb Rodgers. Signed C Mike Horn and placed him on the inactive list.


National Basketball Association

DETROIT PISTONS — Signed G-F Tracy McGrady to a one-year contract.


National Football League

NFL — LB Aaron Schobel announced his retirement.

BUFFALO BILLS — Signed RB Andre Anderson and WR Aaron Rhea. Placed LB Ryan Manalac on the waived/injured list.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Activated WR Steve Smith from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed WR Taurus Johnson. Placed WR Johnathan Haggerty on the waived/injured list.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed LB Lee Campbell.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Placed DE Tim Bulman on injured reserve. Signed DE James Wyche.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed RB Brian Westbrook. Traded DT Kentwan Balmer to Seattle for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick.


National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Re-signed D Nick Boynton to a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Named Al Murray director of amateur scouting.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Announced the resignation of medical therapist Rob Snitzer.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Signed G Joe Fallon.


National Lacrosse League

CALGARY ROUGHNECKS — Signed D Bruce Codd to a one-year contract and G Kurtis Wagar to a two-year contract.


Major League Soccer



SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE — Named Shannon Sieg communications/media services intern.

COLGATE — Named Fernando Canales men's and women's swimming and diving coach.

DELAWARE — Named David Boler tight ends coach.

FLORIDA — Announced S Jordan Haden has left the football team and intends to transfer.

GOUCHER — Named Jeremy Field assistant sports information director and Catie Ditmore and Jamie Leventry assistant volleyball coaches.