CLEVELAND INDIANSRecalled RHP Jensen Lewis and RHP Brian Slocum from Buffalo (IL). Designated RHP Joe Borowski and RHP Rick Bauer for assignment. Signed RHP Preston Larrison to a minor league contract.
NEW YORK YANKEESRecalled LHP Billy Traber from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned INF Alberto Gonzalez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Agreed to terms with 1B Ben Broussard on a minor league contract.
OAKLAND ATHELTICSPlaced RHP Keith Foulke on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 3. Recalled LHP Jerry Blevins from Sacramento (PCL).
ATLANTA BRAVESSent OF Jeff Francoeur and OF Matt Diaz to Mississippi (SL).
CHICAGO CUBSActivated RHP Carlos Zambrano from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Jose Ascanio to Iowa (PCL).
LOS ANGELES DODGERSActivated SS Nomar Garciaparra from the 60-day DL and OF Andruw Jones from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Jason Repko to Las Vegas (PCL). Placed INF Mark Sweeney on the 15-day DL.
PITTSBURGH PIRATESDesignated RHP Bryan Bullington for assignment. Activated OF Chris Duffy from the 60-day DL.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAgreed to terms with 3B Roberto De La Cruz, RHP Santo Franco, RHP Dennis Montero, SS Grabiel Hernandez, SS Cesar Valera and LHP Jose Weffer.
EL PASO DIABLOSSigned RHP Ryne Nelson.
GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGSSigned RHP Matt Righter.
LINCOLN SALTDOGSReleased RHP Calen Sutton and OF Luis Perez. Signed RHP Benny Cepada.
PENSACOLA PELICANSReleased C David Hernandez, RHP Garvis Romero, RHP Ryan Rafferty and LHP TJ Hendricks. Signed RHP Ulysses Roque and RHP Paul Phillips.
ST. PAUL SAINTSSigned INF Tony Mansolino.
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERSSigned OF Jason Bryan.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIESSigned RHP Kyle Zweber.
WICHITA WINGNUTSSigned RHP David Cross.
American Basketball Association
ABAGranted an expansion team to San Antonio, Texas to begin play in the 2008-2009 season. Announced team will be known as the South Texas Showboats.
KENTUCKY MAVERICKSNamed Vincent Askew coach.
KNOXVILLE STORMNamed Chad Smith coach and Chris Glisson general manager.
SOUTH TEXAS SHOWBOATSNamed Benjamin Mireles coach.
National Hockey League
SAN JOSE SHARKSTraded D Craig Rivet and a 2010 seventh-round draft pick to Buffalo for two second-round draft choices. Acquired D Dan Boyle from Tampa Bay and D Brad Lukowich for a 2009 first-round draft pick, a 2010 fourth-round draft pick, D Matt Carle and D Ty Wishart.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSSigned C Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year contract.
VANCOUVER CANUCKSAcquired RW Steve Bernier from Buffalo for a 2009 third-round draft pick and a 2010 second-round draft pick. Signed C Mark Cullen.