BOSTON RED SOXActivated RHP Mike Timlin from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Chris Smith to Pawtucket (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALSNamed J.J. Picollo assistant general manager/scouting and player development.
TAMPA BAY RAYSPlaced SS Jason Bartlett on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Ben Zobrist from Durham (IL). Purchased the contract of SS Reid Brignac from Durham. Optioned RHP Mitch Talbot to Durham.
ATLANTA BRAVESActivated INF Martin Prado from 15-day DL. Optioned INF Brent Lillibridge to Richmond (IL).
CHICAGO CUBSActivated OF Reed Johnson from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Eric Patterson to Iowa (PCL).
CINCINNATI REDSClaimed INF Andy Phillips off waivers from the N.Y. Mets. Optioned RHP Daryl Thompson to Louisville (IL).
FLORIDA MARLINSRecalled LHP Taylor Tankersley from Albuquerque (PCL).
NEW YORK METSPlaced 2B Luis Castillo on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Chris Aguila from New Orleans (PCL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATESActivated OF Chris Duffy from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Altoona (EL). Designated RHP Bryan Bullington for assignment.
WASHINGTON NATIONALSActivated RF Austin Kearns from the 15-Day DL. Optioned INF-OF Kory Casto to Columbus (IL).
National Basketball Association
CHICAGO BULLSNamed Del Harris, Bernie Bickerstaff and Bob Ociepka assistant coaches.
DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned F Gerald Green to a one-year contract.
ORLANDO MAGICSigned G Courtney Lee.
UTAH JAZZNamed Richard Smith director of basketball operations and David Fredman scout.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLSAgreed to terms with DT Kyle Williams on a contract extension.
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANESSigned F Dwight Helminen to a one-year contract.
COLORADO AVALANCHESigned D Daniel Tjarnqvist to a one-year contract. Signed F Chris Durno.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSSigned F Kristian Huselius to a four-year contract. Named Chris MacFarland assistant general manager, Mike Vogt athletic trainer and Josh Flynn manager of hockey administration.
DALLAS STARSSigned RW Landon Wilson to a one-year contract and D Maxime Fortunus, LW Francis Wathier and D Garrett Stafford to two-year contracts.
MINNESOTA WILDSigned RW Antti Miettinen to a three-year contract.
MONTREAL CANADIENSSigned D Alex Henry and G Marc Denis to one-year contracts, G Cedrick Desjardins to a two-year contract and F Georges Laraque to a three-year contract. Traded F Mikhail Grabovski to Toronto for D Greg Pateryn and a 2010 second-round draft pick.
NEW YORK ISLANDERSSigned C Mike Iggulden, D Brett Skinner, C Kurtis McLean, D Chris Lee, F Mitch Fritz and G Peter Mannino to one-year contracts.
NEW YORK RANGERSSigned LW Markus Naslund.
PHOENIX COYOTESSigned D David Hale and D Matt Jones to two-year contracts, RW Derek Nesbitt and D Drew Fata. Extended their affiliation agreement with San Antonio (AHL) for two years through the 2010-11 season.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINSSigned G Marc-Andre Fleury to a seven-year contract.
SAN JOSE SHARKSSigned D Rob Blake.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGSigned D Scott Jackson to a three-year contract and LW David Koci and C Wyatt Smith to one-year contracts.
WASHINGTON CAPITALSSigned C Keith Aucoin to a two-year contract.
PHOENIX ROADRUNNERSMade qualifying offers to F Matt Carter, F Gino Guyer, F Mathieu Melanson, F Sean O'Connor; D Rob Dmytruk, D Bryan Nathe, D Tom Sawatske and G Dave McKee.
U.S.A. BASEBALLNamed Davidson baseball coach Dick Cooke as an auxiliary coach for the 2008 Olympic team.