American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent OF Michael Bourn to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Assigned RHP Cody Eppley outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES — Reinstated C Brian McCann from the 15-day DL. Optioned SS Tyler Pastornicky to Gwinnett (IL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with LHP Greg Smith on a minor league contract.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day DL. Reinstated RHP Tyson Ross from the 15-day DL.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Retained physical therapist Angela Gordon.

American Association

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed 1B Steve Liddle. Traded RHP Aaron Wilkerson to Fort Worth for future considerations.

Can-Am League

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed OF Jerod Edmondson, INFs Matt Nandin and John Welch, RHP Mike Zenko and LHP Evan Stermer.

National Football League

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released P Chris Kluwe.

National Hockey League

MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled D Matt Dumba and F Carson McMillan from Houston (AHL).


WORLD TEAMTENNIS — Announced Venus Williams and Andy Roddick are part owners of the league.


KANSAS — Named Kale Pick graduate football assistant for offense.