BASEBALL

American League

DETROIT TIGERS—Placed OF Magglio Ordonez on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Matt Joyce from Toledo (IL).

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

MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed OF Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day DL

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, retroactive to June 27. Recalled RHP Jose Ascanio from Iowa (PCL).

NEW YORK METS—Activated OF Ryan Church from the 15-day DL. Placed OF Trot Nixon on the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled RHP Romulo Sanchez, 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.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed CF Lastings Milledge on the 15-Day DL. Recalled OF Rogeravin Bernadina from Harrisburg (EL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

UTAH JAZZ—Exercised the team option on F Paul Millsap. Made a qualifying offer to G C.J. Miles.

WNBA

SACRAMENTO MONARCHS—Waived G-F LaTangela Atkinson.

SEATTLE STORM—Released G Kimberly Beck.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

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