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Jul 31, 2006

The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Rich Scalamandre from the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Jorge Sosa.

The Cincinnati Reds acquired pitcher Rheal Cormier from the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Justin Germano; acquired pitcher Kyle Lohse from the Minnesota Twins for pitcher Zach Ward.

The Colorado Rockies acquired pitchers Jeremy Affeldy and Denny Bautista from the Kansas City Royals for first baseman Ryan Shealy and pitcher Scott Dohmann.

The Detroit Tigers acquired first baseman Sean Casey from the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Brian Rogers.

The Kansas City Royals acquired first baseman-designated hitter Ryan Shealy and pitcher Scott Dohmann from the Colorado Rockies for pitchers Jeremy Affeldt and Denny Bautista;

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Greg Maddux and cash from the Chicago Cubs for infielder Cesar Izturis; acquired infielder Julio Lugo from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for infielders Joel Guzman and Sergio Pedroza.

The New York Mets acquired pitchers Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Xavier Nady.

The New York Yankees acquired first baseman-outfielder Craig Wilson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Shawn Chacon.

The San Diego Padres acquired infielder Todd Walker from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Jose Ceda.

The Texas Rangers acquired designated hitter Matt Stairs from the Kansas City Royals for pitcher Joselo Diaz; acquired pitcher Kip Wells from the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Jesse Chavez.

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired minor league pitcher Brian Rogers from the Detroit Tigers for first baseman Sean Casey.

The Washington Nationals purchased the contract of pitcher Ryan Wagner from New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

Jul 30, 2006

The Boston Red Sox acquired pitcher Bryan Corey from the Texas Rangers for pitcher Luis Mendoza.

The New York Yankees acquired outfielder Bobby Abreu and pitcher Cory Lidle from the Philadelphia Phillies for shortstop C.J. Henry, pitchers Matt Smith and Carlos Monasterios and catcher Jesus Sanchez.

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired second baseman Ronnie Belliard from the Cleveland Indians for infielder Hector Luna.

Jul 28, 2006

The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Danys Baez and infielder Willy Aybar from the Los Angeles Dodgers for third baseman Wilson Betemit.

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired outfielders Kevin Mench and Laynce Nix and pitchers Francisco Cordero and Julian Cordero from the Texas Rangers for outfielders Carlos Lee and Nelson Cruz.

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired pitcher Wilfrido Laureano from the Milwaukee Brewers for third baseman David Bell.

The Washington Nationals acquired pitcher Shairon Martis from the San Francisco Giants for pitcher Mike Stanton; purchased the contract of pitcher Travis Hughes from New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

Jul 27, 2006

The Kansas City Royals have signed RHP Esteban Yan to a Minor League contract with Triple-A Omaha.

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with C Mike Redmond on a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2009.

Jul 26, 2006

The Cincinnati Reds have signed 1B Scott Hatteberg to a one-year contract extension with a club option for 2008.

The Cleveland Indians have traded 1B Ben Broussard and cash to the Seattle Mariners for OF Shin-Soo Choo and a player to be named later.

The Detroit Tigers have purchased the contract of RHP Colby Lewis from Triple-A Toledo.

The New York Yankees have acquired C Sal Fasano from the Philadelphia Phillies for Minor League INF Hector Made.

Jul 25, 2006

The Kansas City Royals have acquired LHP Jorge De La Rosa from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for INF Tony Graffanino.

The Los Angeles Angels have purchased the contract of OF Curtis Pride from Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired RHP Elmer Dessens from the Kansas City Royals for LHP Odalis Perez, nonroster RHPs Blake Johnson and Julio Pimentel and cash considerations.

Jul 24, 2006

The Chicago White Sox have acquired RHP Mike MacDougal from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for nonroster LHP Tyler Lumsden and nonroster RHP Daniel Cortes.

The Cleveland Indians have purchased the contract of RHP Tom Mastny from Triple-A Buffalo.

Jul 23, 2006

The Chicago White Sox have acquired C Sandy Alomar Jr. from the Dodgers in exchange for RHP B.J. LaMura.

Jul 22, 2006

The Boston Red Sox have purchased the contract of LHP Kason Gabbard from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Chicago Cubs have traded RHP Scott Williamson to the San Diego Padres in exchange for LHP Fabian Jimenez Angulo and RHP Joel Santo.

Jul 21, 2006

The Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of 3B Fernando Tatis from Triple-A Ottawa.

The Minnesota Twins have signed OF Quinton McCracken to a Minor League contract.

The San Diego Padres have purchased the contract of IF Justin Leone from Triple-A Portland.

The San Francisco Giants have acquired INF Shea Hillenbrand and RHP Vinnie Chulk from Toronto for RHP Jeremy Accardo.

The Washington Nationals have purchased the contract of INF/OF Melvin Dorta from Double-A Harrisburg.

The Cleveland Indians signed pitcher David Huff.

Jul 20, 2006

The Atlanta Braves have purchased the contract of RHP Jason Shiell from Triple-A Richmond.

The Cleveland Indians have sent RHP Bob Wickman to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for C Max Ramirez.

The Toronto Blue Jays have purchased the contract of C Jason Phillips from Triple-A Syracuse.

The Washington Nationals have granted C/1B Matthew LeCroy his unconditional release and purchased the contract of INF Melvin Dorta from Double-A Harrisburg.

The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased the contract of outfielder Carlos Quentin from Tucson.

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete the June 27 trade involving Mark Hendrickson and Toby Hall.

Jul 19, 2006

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with RHP Josh Beckett. The deal includes a club/vesting option for the 2010 season.

The Kansas City Royals have acquired 2B Jeff Keppinger from the Mets in exchange for 2B Ruben Gotay.

The San Diego Padres have released 3B Vinny Castilla.

The St. Louis Cardinals have released OF John Gall.

The Seattle Mariners signed outfielders Rey Lebron, Mario Martinez, L. Alejandro Garcia, L. Eduardo Garcia, Kalian Sams and Jose Rivero, infielders Yidio Batista, Roberto Velasquez, Ramon Morla and Rudy Van Heydoorn and pitcher Jose Rios.

Jul 18, 2006

The Cleveland Indians have acquired RHP Brian Sikorski from the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHP Mike Adams.

Jul 17, 2006

The Cleveland Indians have released nonroster RHP Ben Howard.

The Colorado Rockies have purchased the contract of INF Jason Smith from Colorado Springs.

The Los Angeles Angels have purchased the contract of RHP Dustin Moseley from Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Oakland A's have purchased the contract of RHP Jason Windsor from Triple-A Sacramento.

Jul 16, 2006

The Minnesota Twins have purchased the contract of OF Josh Rabe from Triple-A Rochester.

The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of 1B Chad Santos from Triple-A Fresno.

Jul 15, 2006

The New York Mets have signed INF Edgardo Alfonzo to a minor league contract.

The Washington Nationals have purchased the contract of RHP Kevin Gryboski from Triple-A New Orleans.

Jul 14, 2006

The Cincinnati Reds have alaimed OF Brandon Watson off waivers from the Washington Nationals and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville. The Reds also released OF Quinton McCracken.

The Kansas City Royals have returned Rule 5 pick Chris Booker to the Washington Nationals.

The Minnesota Twins have purchased the contract of OF Jason Tyner from Triple-A Rochester and signed DH Erubiel Durazo to a minor league contract.

The New York Yankees have signed RHP Sidney Ponson to a one-year contract.

The Seattle Mariners have released RHP Jeff Harris.

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent OF Luis Matos.

Jul 13, 2006

The Boston Red Sox have purchased the contract of LHP Craig Breslow from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Cincinnati Reds have acquired RHP Gary Majewski, LHP Bill Bray, SS Royce Clayton, INF Brendan Harris and RHP Daryl Thompson from the Washington Nationals in exchange for OF Austin Kearns, SS Felipe Lopez and RHP Ryan Wagner.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have released nonroster OF Jason Romano.

The Texas Rangers have received cash considerations from Milwaukee Brewers to complete the May 13 trade of Brian Shouse to Milwaukee in which the Texas Rangers received INF Enrique Cruz.

Jul 12, 2006

The Cincinnati Reds have announced that LHP Chris Hammond has cleared waivers and has become a free agent.

The Houston Astros have acquired OF Aubrey Huff and cash considerations from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for RHP Mitch Talbot and INF Ben Zobrist.

Jul 11, 2006

The St. Louis Cardinals have released RHP Sidney Ponson.

Jul 10, 2006

The Minnesota Twins have released OF Ruben Sierra.

Jul 9, 2006

The Cleveland Indians signed infielder Jason Smit; agreed to terms with pitcher Chris Archer.

The Seattle Mariners purchased the contract of catcher Luis Oliveros from San Antonio of the Texas League (AA).

Jul 8, 2006

The New York Mets purchased the contract of pitcher Mike Pelfrey from Norfolk of the International League (AAA).

Jul 7, 2006

The Baltimore Orioles have released OF Luis Matos.

The Cleveland Indians have claimed RHP Mike Adams from the New York Mets and optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo. The Indians also signed RHP Sung-Wei Tseng to a free agent Minor League contract for the 2007 season.

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed third-round pick OF Cole Gillespie. He will report to Rookie Helena.

The Seattle Mariners have purchased the contract of RHP Mark Lowe from Double-A San Antonio.

Jul 6, 2006

The Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of OF Luis Terrero from Triple-A Ottawa.

The Cincinnati Reds have acquired LHP Eddie Guardado and cash in exchange for Minor League RHP Travis Chick from the Seattle Mariners and selected the contract of OF Dewayne Wise from Louisville.

The Milwaukee Brewers have Purchased the contract of C Mike Rivera from Triple-A Nashville.

The New York Mets have purchased the contract of RHP Henry Owens from Double-A Binghamton.

The Washington Nationals have purchased the contract of LHP Micah Bowie from Triple-A New Orleans.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Lyndon Poole.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed pitcher Kyle Drabek, their 2006 first-round pick.

Jul 5, 2006

The Los Angeles Angels have traded RHP Jeff Weaver and cash considerations to the Cardinals for Minor League OF Terry Evans.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have purchased the contract of RHP Giovanni Carrara from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The New York Yankees have claimed OF Aaron Guiel off waivers from the Kansas City Royals and purchased the contract of RHP Kris Wilson from Triple-A Columbus.

The Baltimore Orioles signed third baseman Billy Rowell, their first-round pick.

Jul 4, 2006

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the retirement of nonroster RHP Joe Winkelsas.

The New York Mets have purchased the contract of RHP Jose Lima from Triple-A Norfolk.

The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased the contract of pitcher Giovanni Carrara from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

Jul 3, 2006

The Cleveland Indians signed pitchers Steven Wright, Ryan Morris and Austin Creps and infielder Joshua Rodriguez.

Jul 2, 2006

The Boston Red Sox have released nonroster RHP Matt Ginter.

The Chicago White Sox have announced that nonroster RHP Nate Cornejo announced his retirement.

The New York Yankees have released nonroster DH Erubiel Durazo.

The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contract of RHP Josh Kinney from Triple-A Memphis.

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with shortstop Esmailyn Gonzalez.

Jul 1, 2006

The Toronto Blue Jays have purchased the contract of OF Chad Mottola from Triple-A Syracuse.

The Washington Nationals released pitcher Santiago Ramirez.