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BASEBALL American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Designated IF Freddie Bynum for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Bukvich from Norfolk (IL).

BOSTON RED SOX—Placed RHP Mike Timlin on the 15-day DL. Activated RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka from the 15-day DL.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Placed RHP Brett Tomko on waivers.

TEXAS RANGERS—Placed C Gerald Laird on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Max Ramirez from Frisco (Texas).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Placed RHP Shaun Marcum on the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Kevin Mench to Syracuse (IL). Recalled OF Adam Lind and RHP Brandon League from Syracuse.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Recalled INF Brent Lillibridge from Richmond (IL). Optioned LHP Jeff Ridgway to Richmond.

CHICAGO CUBS—Placed RHP Carlos Zambrano on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 19. Recalled INF Eric Patterson from Iowa (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS—Activated SS Jeff Keppinger from the 15-day DL. Designated INF Andy Phillips for assignment. Placed INF Jolbert Cabrera on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Daryl Thompson from Louisville (IL).

FLORIDA MARLINS—Called up OF Jai Miller from Albuquerque (PCL). Placed RHP Burke Badenhop on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 14.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Activated 2B Rickie Weeks from the 15-day DL. Optioned IF/OF Hernan Iribarren to Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS—Named Wayne Krivsky special assistant to the general manager.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Knapp.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Placed LHP Phil Dumatrait on the 15-day DL. Called up RHP T.J. Beam from Indianapolis (IL). Transferred OF Chris Duffy from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed SS Cesar Izturis on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of XX Nick Stavinoha from Memphis (PCL). Transferred RHP Chris Carpenter from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Agreed to terms with OF Jaff Decker.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Optioned RHP Garrett Mock and RHP Brian Sances to Columbus (IL). Purchased the contracts of INF Pete Orr and RHP Steven Shell from Columbus.

BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association

MINNESOTA LYNX—Traded G Shay Murphy to Detroit for F LaToya Thomas.

FOOTBALL National Football League

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed LB Geno Hayes.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

OTTAWA SENATORS—Re-signed F Chris Kelly to a four-year contract.

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