BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Activated RHP Tim Wakefield from the 15-day DL. Placed OF J.D. Drew on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 18. Purchased the contract of INF-OF Joe Thurston from Pawtucket (IL).

Optioned RHP Chris Smith to Pawtucket (IL). Transferred RHP Bartolo Colon the the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

DETROIT TIGERS—Purchased the contract of RHP Chris Lambert from Toledo (IL). Designated RHP Francis Beltran for assignment.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Activated 3B Scott Rolen from the 15-day DL.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES—Placed LHP Brian Fuentes on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Steven Register from Colorado Springs (PCL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed OF Brian Barton on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Nick Stavinoha from Memphis (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed OF Austin Kearns on the 15-day DL.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

BOSTON CELTICS—Signed G J.R. Giddens.

PHOENIX SUNS—Traded G D.J. Strawberry to Houston for G Sean Singletary.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS—Placed OT Renardo Foster on the physically unable-to-perform list. Placed DT Trey Lewis on the non-footall injury list.

BALTIMORE RAVENS—Released WR Darnerien McCants and TE Aaron Walker. Placed DL Dwan Edwards, LB Terrence Melton and G Kelly Talavou on injured reserve.

BUFFALO BILLS—Released CB Kennard Cox, DE Shaun Nua, WR C.J. Hawthorne and P D.J. Fitzpatrick. Waived-injured QB Matt Baker.

CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed WR Samie Parker. Released WR Sean Bailey.

CHICAGO BEARS—Released CB Ricky Manning Jr.

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Placed WR Joe Jurevicius on the reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list. Placed WR Kevin Kasper on injured reserve. Waived DB Damon Jenkins, DL Brian Schaefering and RB Austin Scott.

DENVER BRONCOS—Released WR Taylor Jacobs. Placed DT Carlton Powell on the reserve/physically unable-to-perform list.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Activated QB Peyton Manning from the physically unable-to-perform list. Placed KR T.J. Rushing and TE Zac Herold on injured reserve. Released K Adam Crossett, LB Marcus Richardson and RB Clifton Dawson.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed F Nick Spaling.