American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Langwell and 1B Nate Recknagel.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Optioned RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta to Omaha (PCL). Activated RHP Robinson Tejeda.

DETROIT TIGES—Acquired RHP Kyle Pearson from Pittsburgh for RHP Denny Bautista. Placed C-3B Brandon Inge on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 23. Purchased the contract of C Dane Sardinha from Toledo (IL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with RHP Ezekiel Spruill, RHP Craig Kimbrel, C Braeden Schlehuber, 1B Ryan Voelkel, OF Mike Elkerson, RHP Paul Clemens, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, RHP Kyle Farrell, LHP Richard Sullivan, RHP Ross Francis, SS Travis Adair, 3B Jason Hanson, OF William Hiller, SS Robert Brooks, SS Tyler Barnett, RHP Daniel Hodges, SS Shayne Moody, OF Calvin Culver, OF Christopher Shehan and RHP Adam Bullard.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Released OF Kevin Thompson.


CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Acquired the No. 20 pick in the NBA draft from Denver for a future first-round pick.

MIAMI HEAT—Made qualifying offers to F Dorell Wright, G Chris Quinn and F Kasib Powell.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Made qualifying offers to G-F Andre Iguodala and G Lou Williams.


BUFFALO BILLS—Signed TE Derek Fine.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed OT Barry Richardson to a three-year contract.

NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed G Chris Snee to a six-year contract extension.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed LS Tyler Schmitt and K Brandon Coutu.


EDMONTON OILERS—Named Kelly Buchberger assistant coach.

PHOENIX COYOTES—Acquired RW Brian McGrattan from Ottawa for a 2009 fifth-round draft pick.

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Re-signed F Joe Pavelski to a two-year contract and F Jeremy Roenick and G Brian Boucher to one-year contracts.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Claimed F Kyle Wellwood off waivers from Toronto.


CONNECTICUT—Signed Geno Auriemma, women's basketball coach, to a five-year contract.

UTAH STATE—Named Tarvish Felton men's assistant basketball coach.