Thursday’s sports transactions
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Claimed RHP Bryan Bullington off waivers from Pittsburgh and optioned him to Buffalo (IL). Agreed to terms with INF Cord Phelps. Released RHP Joe Borowski. Announced RHP Rick Bauer has elected free agency.
DETROIT TIGERS — Activated C Brandon Inge from the 15-day DL. Recalled 1B Jeff Larish from Toledo (IL). Sent RHP Eddie Bonine to Erie (EL). Designated C Dane Sardinha for assignment.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Extended their affiliation agreement with Wilmington (Carolina) through the 2010 season.
SEATTLE MARINERS — Released 1B Richie Sexson. Placed LHP Erik Bedard on the 15-day DL.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed CF Vernon Wells on the 15-day DL.
CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with RHP Andrew Cashner and RHP Aaron Shafer.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Waived RHP Oscar Villarreal. Sent OF Reggie Abercrombie outright to Round Rock (PCL).
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Activated LHP Randy Choate from the 15-day DL and sent him outright to Nashville (PCL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Traded OF Craig Wilson to Seattle for a player to be named. Acquired RHP Dan Reichert and INF-OF Ryan Mulhern from Cleveland for cash considerations. Recalled RHP Luis Munoz from Altoona (EL).
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Placed LHP Mark Mulder on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Jamie Garcia from Memphis (PCL).
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed INF Aaron Boone on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 7. Recalled INF Pete Orr from Columbus (IL).
LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released OF Corey Harrington.
SHREVEPORT SPORTS — Agreed to terms with LHP Bric Steed.
NASHUA PRIDE — Agreed to terms with RHP Brett Palanski.
WORCESTER TORNADOES — Agreed to terms with RHP John A. Sullivan.
CHICO OUTLAWS — Released OF Gary Enos.
RENO SILVER SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Gustavo Vasquez.
National Basketball Association
NBA — Suspended Sacramento C Brad Miller for five games without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Suspended Chicago G JamesOn Curry for one game without pay for pleading guilty to resisting or obstructing an officer and violating Idaho law.
HOUSTON ROCKETS — Agreed to termns with G Brent Barry on a two-year contract.
PHOENIX SUNS — Signed C Robin Lopez.
National Football League
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Released QB Taylor Tharp and P Dan Zeidman.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Named Matt Berrry southwest area scout, Jason Barnes pro personnel assistant, Ed Dodds midwest area scout and Eric Stokes west coast area scout.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Agreed to terms with OL Chad Rinehart. Released QB Sam Hollenbach, DE Tommy Davis and C Kyle DeVan.
STOCKTON LIGHTNING — Announced WR-DB James Newson and OL-DL Lance Brown have been assigned to the team the league office. Placed OL-DL Mike Eddy on recallable re-assignment and WR-DB on re-assignment.
National Hockey League
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed LW Nikita Filatov to a three-year contract.
MINNESOTA WILD — Named Matt Shaw assistant coach.
NEW YORK RANGERS — Signed D Vladimir Denisov.
PHOENIX COYOTES — Named F Doug Sulliman assistant coach.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — Re-signed F Connor James.
ST. LOUIS BLUES — Signed D Mike Weaver.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed C Zenon Konopka to a two-year contract.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Signed D Rob Davison.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed RW Eric Fehr to a one-year contract.
American Hockey League
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Signed F Hans Benson, F Kelly Czuy and D Cleve Kinley.
Major League Soccer
MLS — Suspended Jason Kreis, Real Salt Lake coach, for two games and fined him $2,000 for public criticism of MLS officiating.
GREAT WEST CONFERENCE — Announced Houston Baptist, Texas-Pan American, Utah Valley, North Dakota, South Dakota and New Jersey Institute of Technology will join the conference.
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE — Named Jaclyn Swierc media relations intern.
BOSTON COLLEGE — Named Matt Lynch assistant director of media relations.
CLEVELAND STATE — Named Shawn Hood women’s assistant basketball coach.
COLGATE — Named Bryan Pape assistant rowing coach.
DUQUENSE — Named Carmen Bruce women’s assistant basketball coach.
ELON — Named Christine Engel men’s and women’s cross country coach and women’s assistant indoor and outdoor track & field coach.
FRESNO STATE — Named Scott Winsor track and field coach.
INDIANA WESLEYAN — Named Chad Newhard baseball coach.
JOHN JAY — Named Laura Drazdowski softball coach.
MINNESOTA STATE — Named Gretta Arvesen women’s assistant soccer coach.
MONTANA — Named Bill Evans men’s assistant basketball coach.
OHIO STATE — Named Nick Myers men’s lacrosse coach.
ROBERT MORRIS — Promoted Charlie Buscaglia to women’s associate head basketball coach.
TEMPLE — Named Dan Durkin, Waynetta Veney and Brittany Hunter women’s assistant basketball coaches.
WEST CHESTER — Named Damien Blair men’s basketball coach.