Friday’s sports transactions
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Recalled RHP Jensen Lewis and RHP Brian Slocum from Buffalo (IL). Designated RHP Joe Borowski and RHP Rick Bauer for assignment. Signed RHP Preston Larrison to a minor league contract.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled LHP Billy Traber from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned INF Alberto Gonzalez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Agreed to terms with 1B Ben Broussard on a minor league contract.
OAKLAND ATHELTICS — Placed RHP Keith Foulke on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 3. Recalled LHP Jerry Blevins from Sacramento (PCL).
ATLANTA BRAVES — Sent OF Jeff Francoeur and OF Matt Diaz to Mississippi (SL).
CHICAGO CUBS — Activated RHP Carlos Zambrano from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Jose Ascanio to Iowa (PCL).
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Activated SS Nomar Garciaparra from the 60-day DL and OF Andruw Jones from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Jason Repko to Las Vegas (PCL). Placed INF Mark Sweeney on the 15-day DL.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Designated RHP Bryan Bullington for assignment. Activated OF Chris Duffy from the 60-day DL.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with 3B Roberto De La Cruz, RHP Santo Franco, RHP Dennis Montero, SS Grabiel Hernandez, SS Cesar Valera and LHP Jose Weffer.
EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed RHP Ryne Nelson.
GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS — Signed RHP Matt Righter.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released RHP Calen Sutton and OF Luis Perez. Signed RHP Benny Cepada.
PENSACOLA PELICANS — Released C David Hernandez, RHP Garvis Romero, RHP Ryan Rafferty and LHP TJ Hendricks. Signed RHP Ulysses Roque and RHP Paul Phillips.
ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed INF Tony Mansolino.
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed OF Jason Bryan.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Signed RHP Kyle Zweber.
WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed RHP David Cross.
LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Announced the retirement of LHP Donovan Osborne.
ATLANTIC CITY SURF — Signed C Mike Santoro.
OTTAWA RAPIDZ — Released INF David Keesee and LHP Jason Pilkington. Signed RHP Cardoza Tucker. Traded RHP Orlando Trias to Quebec to complete an earlier trade.
QUEBEC CAPITALES — Sold the contract of LHP Eric Cyr to Los Angeles (NL).
SUSSEX SKYHAWKS — Signed RHP Khalid Afify.
Golden Baseball League
CALGARY VIPERS — Traded 1B Jose Morban to Edmonton for a player to be named.
ORANGE COUNTY FLYERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Durkin.
ST. GEORGE ROADRUNNERS — Agreed to terms with SS Kory Wayment. Released RHP Jason Lakman. Received RHP Garvis Romero from Sioux City (AA) to complete an earlier trade.
American Basketball Association
ABA — Granted an expansion team to San Antonio, Texas to begin play in the 2008-2009 season. Announced team will be known as the South Texas Showboats.
KENTUCKY MAVERICKS — Named Vincent Askew coach.
KNOXVILLE STORM — Named Chad Smith coach and Chris Glisson general manager.
SOUTH TEXAS SHOWBOATS — Named Benjamin Mireles coach.
National Hockey League
SAN JOSE SHARKS — Traded D Craig Rivet and a 2010 seventh-round draft pick to Buffalo for two second-round draft choices. Acquired D Dan Boyle from Tampa Bay and D Brad Lukowich for a 2009 first-round draft pick, a 2010 fourth-round draft pick, D Matt Carle and D Ty Wishart.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Signed C Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year contract.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Acquired RW Steve Bernier from Buffalo for a 2009 third-round draft pick and a 2010 second-round draft pick. Signed C Mark Cullen.
SOUTH ALABAMA — Named Brian Diaz women’s assistant soccer coach.