American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Esteban Loaiza on a one-year contract. Optioned RHP Ehren Wassermann to Charlotte (IL). Assigned OF DeWayne Wise outright to Charlotte.

NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated C Jorge Posada from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Dan Giese to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Placed 1B Carlos Pena on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Justin Ruggiano from Durham (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS—Placed LHP A.J. Murray on the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Travis Metcalf to Oklahoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Kameron Loe from Oklahoma. Purchased the contract of RHP Elizardo Ramirez from Oklahoma.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Placed RHP John Smoltz on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Phil Stockman from Richmond (IL).


National Football League

NFL—Suspended Tampa Bay TE Jerramy Stevens, without pay, for the first two games of next season and fined him an additional game check for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.