BASEBALL

American League

TEXAS RANGERS—Signed INF Travis Metcalf, 1B Freddie Thon, LHP Benjamin Foster, LHP Justin Lensch, C Craig Hurba and RHP Clayton Jerome.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Activated C Kevin Cash from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Aquilino Lopez to Syracuse of the IL.

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS—Placed RHP Justin Wayne on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 4. Recalled RHP Michael Neu from Albuquerque of the PCL.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Purchased the contract of RHP Kirk Bullinger from New Orleans of the PCL. Optioned RHP Brandon Duckworth to New Orleans. Released RHP Jimmy Barrett.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Singed RHP Jason Quarles, OF Christopher Covington, RHP Matthew Guillory, 2B Jermel Lomack, RHP Ryan Herbort, C Brandon Reddinger and RHP Dustin Craig.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Recalled RHP Danny Harren from Memphis of the PCL. Optioned OF So Taguchi to Memphis.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS—Placed S Keion Carpenter on injured reserve.

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Released QB Tim Couch.

Arena Football League

AFL—Fined the San Jose SaberCats $20,000 for operations violations in a game on June 5 against Tampa Bay.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Re-signed D Rostislav Klesla to a one-year contract.

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS—Signed C Kevin Colley to a one-year contract.

SOCCER

Major Indoor Soccer League

CLEVELAND FORCE—Traded the rights to F Lee Edgerton to Milwaukee for F Sipho Sibiya, the playing rights to MF Gary DePalma and a future consideration.

MILWAUKEE WAVE—Traded the rights to F Joe Reiniger to St. Louis for F Sipho Sibiya.

COLLEGE

ILLINOIS STATE—Named Dr. Linda Herman interim athletic director.

MARYLAND—Named Anton Goff assistant athletics director/academic support and career development.

NEW ORLEANS—Announced the resignation of Randy Bush, baseball coach.

RHODE ISLAND—Named Joe Testa men's tennis coach.