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BASEBALL American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Acquired RHP Winton Abreu from Tampa Bay for RHP John Meloan and cash.

NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with C Gary Sanchez, SS Damian Arrdondo and RHP Chris Cabrera.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with INF Wilfredo Jesus Solano, INF Wilman Jose Martinez, and OF Alfred Alejandro Sosa.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed C Santiago Nessy.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS—Designated INF Ryan Freel for assignment.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Acquired RHP Alberto Alburquerque from the Chicago Cubs for INF Jeff Baker and assigned him to Tulsa (Texas).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Signed OF Khristopher Davis and OF Chadwin Stang and assigned them to Helena (Pioneer). Signed OF Demetrius McKelvie, RHP Andrew Sauter and RHP Andrew Dunn and assigned them to the Arizona League.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Signed OF Ping-Hung Chi, RHP Sheng-Cin Hong, and 1B Chih-Wei Hsu.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with OF Wagner Mateo.

FOOTBALL National Football League

NFL—Suspended New York Jets LB Calvin Pace for four games without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Canadian Football League

CFL—Fined Toronto WR Arland Bruce an undisclosed amount for his excessive actions following a touchdown in a July 1 games at Hamilton.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS—Signed F Nik Antropov to a multiyear contract.

BOSTON BRUINS—Signed D Johnny Boychuk to a one-year contract.

CALGARY FLAMES—Signed C Garth Murray and F Riley Armstrong.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Signed C John Madden to a one-year contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Agreed to terms with F Ilkka Pikkarainen.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Signed G Scott Munroe, LW Jeremy Reich and D Brett Westgarth to one-year contracts.

PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed G Jason LaBarbera and C Vern Fiddler to two-year contracts and D Adrian Aucoin to a one-year contract.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Signed F Mikhail Grabovski to a three-year contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Signed D Nolan Baumgartner, D Lawrence Nycholat, and RW Matt Pope.

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