Friday's sports transactions
BOSTON RED SOX -- Placed RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 28. Purchased the contract of 1B-OF Jeff Bailey from Pawtucket (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS -- Claimed C Brayan Pena off waivers from Atlanta. Transferred RHP Luke Hudson from the 15- to the 60-day DL.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS -- Activated 2B Howie Kendrick from the 15-day DL. Placed 3B Chone Figgins on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 22.
NEW YORK YANKEES -- Named Todd Letcher executive director of stadium security, effective July 7.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS -- Recalled OF Travis Buck and OF Carlos Gonzalez from Sacramento (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Brad Ziegler from Sacramento. Activated RHP Kiko Calero from the 60-day DL. Placed RHP Joey Devine on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 26. Placed 1B-DH Mike Sweeney and OF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 29. Designated LHP Lenny DiNardo and INF Kevin Melillo for assignment.
TEXAS RANGERS -- Optioned LHP Kason Gabbard to Oklahoma (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Robinson Tejeda from Oklahoma. Announced RHP Franklyn German has refused an outright assignment and elected to become a free agent. Assigned RHP Dustin Neppert outright to Oklahoma.
ATLANTA BRAVES -- Placed OF Mark Kotsay on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Josh Anderson from Richmond (IL).
CINCINNATI REDS -- Traded RHP Jim Brower to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. Sold the contract of RHP Tom Shearn fo Samsung (Korean Professional League).
COLORADO ROCKIES -- Purchased the contract of LHP Glendon Rusch from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned LHP Josh Newmann to Colorado Springs.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -- Optioned OF Chris Duncan to Memphis. Recalled OF Joe Mather from Memphis (PCL).
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -- Placed OF Dan Ortmeier on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Brian Horwitz from Fresno (PCL). Transferred LHP Noah Lowry to the 60-day DL.
QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS -- Assigned RHP Cardoza Tucker Jr. to Palm Beach (FSL).
GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS -- Released RHP Rodney Brantley.
PENSACOLA PELICANS -- Signed LHP Chris Rickey.
NEW JERSEY JACKALS -- Signed C Art Barone.
QUEBEC CAPITALES -- Released RHP Shawn Ryan.
CAROLINA MUDCATS -- Added RHP Jarrett Santos from Jupiter (FSL).
HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS -- Signed RHP Angel Cordero.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS -- Signed DB Kennard Cox.
MIAMI DOLPHINS -- Signed G Shawn Murphy to a multiyear contract.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -- Re-signed TE Jerramy Stevens. Released QB Bruce Gradkowski.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS -- Signed S Justin Hamilton. Released DB Stephen Tate.
Arena Football League
GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE -- Signed DL George Gause. Waived OL Brandon Eaton.
LOS ANGELES AVENGERS -- Signed QB Sam Keller.
PHILADELPHIA SOUL -- Released DL Mondre Dickerson.
National Hockey League
CALGARY FLAMES -- Signed F Hugo Carpentier.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS -- Signed D Anssi Salmela.
ST. LOUIS BLUES -- Extended the contract of Larry Pleau, vice president and general manager, through the 2009-10 season. Named Doug Armstrong vice president of player personnel and announced he will assume the general manager duties in 2010.
Majoe League Lacrosse
BOSTON CANNONS -- Traded MF Brett Bucktooth to Rochester for a 2008 first-round draft pick. Traded two 2008 first-round draft picks to Chicago for a 2008 first-round draft pick. Added MF Dane Mangin to the roster.
CHICAGO MACHINE -- Traded A Sean Morris to Boston for a 2008 first round draft pick. Traded MF Stephen Peyser and two 2008 third-round draft picks to New Jersey for A Mike Leveille and a 2008 third-round draft pick.
DENVER OUTLAWS -- Added A Max Ritz and MF Josh Cittadino to the roster.
LOS ANGELES RIPTIDE -- Traded A Spencer Ford and two 2008 second-round draft picks to Long Island for a 2008 first-round draft pick. Traded MF Sean Lindsay and a 2008 third-round draft pick to San Francisco for A Kevin Huntley and a 2009 first-round draft pick (from Denver).
PHILADELPHIA BARRAGE -- Added A Andew Watt, D Steve Grossi, A Andrew Chapman, MF Brian Vetter and D Eric Hoffman to the roster.
WASHINGTON BAYHAWKS -- Claimed MF Adam Fassnacht off waivers from Denver. Placed MF Matt Eckerl on waivers.
Major League Soccer
MLS -- Fined FC Dallas D Adrian Serioux $1,000 along with the automatic $250 fine he received for a red card foul in a game against Los Angeles on May 19.
DUQUESNE -- Named Scott Rigot men's assistant basketball coach.
ELON -- Named John Keegan director of development for athletics.
ENDICOTT -- Announced the resignation of Kate Mullen, women's lacrosse coach.
INDIANA-SOUTHEAST -- Announced the resignation of Josh Schultz, baseball coach, to become assistant baseball coach at IPFW.
SAN DIEGO STATE -- Named Shanele Stires women's assistant basketball coach.