BOSTON RED SOXExercised the 2008 contract options on RHP Julian Tavarez and RHP Tim Wakefield. Acquired OF Sean Danielson from St. Louis to complete the trade that sent RHP Joel Pineiro to the Cardinals on July 31. Announed C Kevin Cash declined an outright assignment and elected to become a free agent.
NEW YORK YANKEESExercised their 2008 option on OF Bobby Abreu.
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYSAnnounced RHP Shawn Camp and INF Jorge Velandia have declined outright assignments and elected to become free agents.
TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with OF Matt Stairs on a two-year contract.
National Football League
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSPlaced RB Sammy Morris on injured reserve.
National Hockey League
OTTAWA SENATORSRe-signed F Jason Spezza to a seven-year contract extension.
TENNESSEEDismissed sophomore TB LaMarcus Coker from the football team for undisclosed reasons.