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American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Placed RHP Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day DL. Recalled up RHP Steven Wright from Pawtucket (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Sent LHP Scott Kazmir and C Lou Marson to Columbus (IL) for rehab assignments.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Reinstated OF Wilkin Ramirez from the paternity list. Optioned OF Oswaldo Arcia to Rochester (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS – Traded LHP Jeff Beliveau to Tampa Bay for cash considerations.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Placed RHP Sergio Santos on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14. Reinstated 3B Brett Lawrie from the 15-day DL.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES – Sent SS Paul Janish to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assignment.

CHICAGO CUBS – Optioned RHP Rafael Dolis to Iowa (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Sent LHP Francisco Liriano to Bradenton (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned RHP Bryan Morris to Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Vin Mazzaro from Indianapolis.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Reinstated 1B Brett Pill from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Fresno (PCL).



NEW YORK KNICKS – Signed G/F Quentin Richardson for the remainder of the season.



BALTIMORE RAVENS – Signed QB Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract.


GREEN BAY PACKERS – Signed WR Sederrik Cunningham.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Re-signed TE Michael Hoomanawanui.



ANAHEIM DUCKS – Recalled D Sami Vatanen and D Jordan Hendry from Norfolk (AHL).

BOSTON BRUINS – Assigned RW Jordan Caron to Providence (AHL).

DALLAS STARS – Assigned G Cristopher Nilstorp to Texas (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS – Agreed to terms with G Jimmy Howard on a six-year contract. Reassigned RW Teemu Pulkkinen from Jokerit (Finland) to Grand Rapids (AHL) and C Calle Jarnkrok from Grand Rapids to Brynas (Sweden).


ARKANSAS – Dismissed RHP Thomas Altimount from the baseball team.

MARQUETTE – Announced G Vander Blue will enter the NBA draft.

NORTH CAROLINA – Announced G Reggie Bullock will enter the NBA draft.

SOUTH ALABAMA – Named Ronald Nored men’s assistant basketball coach.

UCLA – Announced G Shabazz Muhammad will enter the NBA draft.