American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Lance Broadway from Charlotte (IL). Optioned LHP Boone Logan to Charlotte. Purchased the contract of INF Chris Getz from Charlotte.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Recalled LHP Josh Newman from Omaha (PCL). Traded LHP Horacio Ramirez to the Chicago White Sox for OF Paulo Orlando. Assigned Orlando to Wilmington (Carolina).

NEW YORK YANKEES—Optioned RHP Ian Kennedy to Scranton/Wilkes Barre (IL). Recalled LHP Billy Traber from Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

SEATTLE MARINERS—Placed INF-OF Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Tug Hulett from Tacoma (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Placed OF Carl Crawford on the 15-day DL. Activated OF Rocco Baldelli from the 60-day DL.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Activated OF Vernon Wells from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Kevin Mench to Syracuse (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Placed 2B Orlando Hudson on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jeff Salazar from Tucson (PCL). Transferred RHP Edgar Gonzalez from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Added RHP Livan Hernandez to the active roster. Designated RHP Kip Wells for assignment. Transferred INF Todd Helton from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

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).


National Basketball Association

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


National Football League

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DB Brandon Mitchell, DB Travis Key and S Gary Baxter. Waived S Steve Cargile.

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

NEW YORK GIANTS—Waived-injured DE Robert Henderson and S Nehemiah Warrick. Signed S Stuart Schweigert and DE Antonio Reynolds.

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

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Signed DT Mike Marquardt. Released DT Kimo von Oelhoffen.