American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Placed INF Alberto Callaspo on the 15-day DL. Recalled 1B Billy Butler from Omaha (PCL).

NEW YORK YANKEES—Optioned LHP Kei Igawa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Purchased the contract of RHP David Robertson from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Designated RHP Oneli Perez for assignment.

TEXAS RANGERS—Placed LHP Kason Gabbard on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Warner Madrigal from Oklahoma (PCL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS—Placed LHP Scott Eyre on the 15-day DL, retoractive to June 27. Recalled RHP Jose Ascanio from Iowa (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled RHP John Van Benschoten and RHP T.J. Beam from Indianapolis (IL). Placed RHP Franquelis Osoria on the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to Indianapolis.



SEATTLE STORM—Released G Kimberly Beck.


National Football League

PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Released RB Najeh Davenport, S Mike Lorello, LS Jared Retkofsky and OL Doug Legursky.


National Hockey League

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Acquired the rights to LW Gary Roberts and LW Ryan Malone from Pittsburgh for a conditional 2009 draft pick.


DAVIDSON—Agreed to terms with Bob McKillop, men's basketball coach, on a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season.