American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Placed DH David Ortiz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 1. Optioned 1B-OF Jeff Bailey to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled 1B-OF Chris Carter and RHP Justin Masterson from Pawtucket.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 29. Recalled RHP Jensen Lewis from Buffalo (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS—Purchased the contract of LHP Casey Fossum from Toledo (IL). Designated RHP Francisco Cruceta for assignment.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Placed LHP Kent Mercker on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Danny Herrera from Louisville (IL).


National Basketball Association

DETROIT PISTONS—Fired Flip Saunders, coach.


National Football League

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed CB Jerametrius Butler and C Marquay Love. Waived LB Chris Graham.