BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Placed INF-OF Joey Votto on the bereavement list. Purchased the contract of INF Adam Rosales from Louisville (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS—Placed 1B Carlos Lee on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Reggie Abercrombie from Round Rock (PCL).

NEW YORK METS—Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Stokes from New Orleans (PCL). Optioned RHP Ruddy Lugo to New Orleans.

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed C Josh Bard on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 7. Recalled C Luke Carlin from Portland (PCL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

LOS ANGELES LAKERS—Agreed to terms with G Sun Yue.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed S Gary Baxter.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed CB Jeff Shoate. Placed S Tank Williams on injured reserve.

NEW YORK JETS—Placed LB Brad Kassell on injured reserve. Placed OL Clint Oldenburg on waived-injured list. Signed OT Thaddeus Coleman and LB Blair Phillips.