BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Recalled RHP Kam Mickolio from Norfolk (IL). Placed RHP Chris Ray on the 15-day DL.
BOSTON RED SOX—Placed 1B Jeff Bailey on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of 1B-OF Aaron Bates from Pawtucket (IL). Transferred SS Jed Lowrie from the 15- to the 60-day DL and assigned him to Portland (EL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Acquired INF-OF Ryan Freel and cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Named Rod Carew executive representative.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed LHP Dallas Braden on the bereavement list. Recalled LHP Dana Eveland from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned OF Travis Buck to Sacramento.
TEXAS RANGERS—Activated OF Josh Hamilton from the 15-day DL. Optioned 1B Chris Davis to Oklahoma City (PCL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Activated C Michael Barrett from the 15-day DL and sent him outright to Las Vegas. Announced INF-OF Russ Adams cleared waivers and elected free agency.
CHICAGO CUBS—Activated 3B Aramis Ramirez, OF Reed Johnson and RHP Angel Guzman from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Kevin Hart and OF Sam Fuld to Iowa (PCL). Placed RHP David Patton on the 15-day DL.
SAN DIEGO PADRES—Activated RHP Luke Gregerson from the 15-day DL. Placed INF David Eckstein on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Mike Ekstrom from Portland (PCL). Optioned LHP Joe Thatcher to Portland.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed LHP Randy Johnson on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Kevin Frandsen from Fresno (PCL).
WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Announced RHP Kip Wells has cleared waivers and elected free agency.
National Basketball Association
DALLAS MAVERICKS—Signed G Jason Kidd to a three-year contract.
National Football League
NEW YORK JETS—Signed OT Nevin McCaskill.
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS—Signed D Joel Kwiatkowski, F Jason Krog, G Drew MacIntyre and G Peter Mannino.
COLORADO AVALANCHE—Signed F David Jones, F Chris Durno, F Darren Haydar, F Matt Hendricks, F Brian Willsie and G Tyler Weiman.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Signed F Pascal Pelletier to a one-year contract.
FLORIDA PANTHERS—Signed C Jeff Taffe to a two-year contract.
MONTREAL CANADIENS—Named Pierre Groulx goaltending coach and Perry Pearn assistant coach.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Agreed to terms with C Greg Moore, LW Matt Moulson, RW Greg Mauldin and D Mark Flood on one-year, two-way contracts.
NEW YORK RANGERS—Agreed to terms with F Corey Locke and LW Chris Higgins. Signed F P.A. Parenteau.
OTTAWA SENATORS—Signed RW Alex Kovalev to a two-year contract.
ST. LOUIS BLUES—Re-signed F B.J. Crombeen.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Agreed to terms with D Francois Beauchemin on a three-year contract. Signed C Nazem Kadri and F Richard Greenop to three-year contracts. Re-signed F Ben Ondrus, F Ryan Hamilton and F Tim Brent to one-year contracts, and F Jay Rosehill to a two-year contract.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Signed G Andrew Raycroft.
METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE—Named Meredith Mullins and Joe McCleese administrative fellows for the 2009-2010 season.