BASEBALL

American League

RED SOX—Placed RHP Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 19. Optioned C Dusty Brown to Pawtucket (IL). Purchased the contact of C Kevin Cash from Pawtucket.

WHITE SOX—Optioned INF Josh Fields to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned INF Jason Bourgeois, RHP D.J. Carrasco and C Paul Phillips to their minor league camp. INDIANS—Purchased the contract of RHP Jorge Julio from Buffalo (IL). Designated LHP Aaron Fultz for assignment. Optioned INF Josh Barfield to Buffalo. Assigned RHP Scott Elarton to their minor league camp.

TIGERS—Agreed to terms with 3B Miguel Cabrera on a seven-year contract extension through the 2015 season.

ATHLETICS—Purchased the contract of DH Mike Sweeney from Sacramento (PCL). Placed 3B Eric Chavez and RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 19, and RHP Kiko Calero on the 60-day DL. Optioned INF Gregorio Petit to Sacramento.

BLUE JAYS—Released C Sal Fasano.