BASEBALL

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled 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 YANKEES—Recalled 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 ATHELTICS—Placed RHP Keith Foulke on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 3. Recalled LHP Jerry Blevins from Sacramento (PCL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Sent OF Jeff Francoeur and OF Matt Diaz to Mississippi (SL).

CHICAGO CUBS—Activated RHP Carlos Zambrano from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Jose Ascanio to Iowa (PCL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Activated 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 PIRATES—Designated RHP Bryan Bullington for assignment. Activated OF Chris Duffy from the 60-day DL.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with 3B Roberto De La Cruz, RHP Santo Franco, RHP Dennis Montero, SS Grabiel Hernandez, SS Cesar Valera and LHP Jose Weffer.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed RHP Ryne Nelson.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS—Signed RHP Matt Righter.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Released RHP Calen Sutton and OF Luis Perez. Signed RHP Benny Cepada.

PENSACOLA PELICANS—Released C David Hernandez, RHP Garvis Romero, RHP Ryan Rafferty and LHP TJ Hendricks. Signed RHP Ulysses Roque and RHP Paul Phillips.

ST. PAUL SAINTS—Signed INF Tony Mansolino.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed OF Jason Bryan.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Signed RHP Kyle Zweber.

WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed RHP David Cross.

BASKETBALL

American Basketball Association

ABA—Granted 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 MAVERICKS—Named Vincent Askew coach.

KNOXVILLE STORM—Named Chad Smith coach and Chris Glisson general manager.

SOUTH TEXAS SHOWBOATS—Named Benjamin Mireles coach.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Traded 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 LEAFS—Signed C Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Acquired RW Steve Bernier from Buffalo for a 2009 third-round draft pick and a 2010 second-round draft pick. Signed C Mark Cullen.