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BASEBALL American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Recalled RHP Radhames Liz from Norfolk (IL).

BOSTON RED SOX—Recalled RHP Chris Smith from Pawtucket (IL). Signed C David Ross to a minor league contract. Assigned RHP Lincoln Holdzkom outright to Pawtucket (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Placed LHP Ron Mahay on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Kyle Davies from Omaha (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS—Activated INF Hank Blalock from the 15-day DL. Optioned 3B Travis Metcalf to Oklahoma (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Placed OF Brad Wilkerson on the 15-day DL. Added INF-OF Jose Bautista to the 25-man roster.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES—Activated OF Scott Podsednik from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Adam Melhuse to Colorado Springs (PCL).

HOUSTON ASTROS—Extended its player development contract with Lexington (SAL) for four years through the 2012 season.

NEW YORK METS—Activated OF Ryan Church from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Robinson Cancel to New Orleans (PCL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Activated C Josh Bard from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Luke Carlin to Portland (PCL).

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

BOSTON CELTICS—Signed F Darius Miles and F Bill Walker.

DENVER NUGGETS—Re-signed G J.R. Smith to a multiyear contract.

MIAMI HEAT—Re-signed G-F Dorell Wright.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Named Jeff Ruland assistant coach.

FOOTBALL National Football League

DETROIT LIONS—Signed QB Drew Henson.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Named Ronald J. Campbell special advisor to the ownership.

SOCCER Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW—Signed M Brian Plotkin to a developmental contract.

REAL SALT LAKE—Acquired F Will Johnson from Chicago for conditional 2009 and 2011 draft picks.

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