American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Exercised 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 YANKEES—Exercised their 2008 option on OF Bobby Abreu.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS—Announced RHP Shawn Camp and INF Jorge Velandia have declined outright assignments and elected to become free agents.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with OF Matt Stairs on a two-year contract.


National Football League

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Placed RB Sammy Morris on injured reserve.


National Hockey League

OTTAWA SENATORS—Re-signed F Jason Spezza to a seven-year contract extension.


TENNESSEE—Dismissed sophomore TB LaMarcus Coker from the football team for undisclosed reasons.