COMMISSIONERS OFFICE – Suspended Tampa Bay 2B Ryan Brett, RHP Charles Cononie and LHP Justin Woodall 50 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned RHP Al Alburquerque to Toledo (IL).
NEW YORK YANKEES – Reinstated C Austin Romine from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Placed RHP Ivan Nova on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 22.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Recalled RHP Tyson Ross from Sacramento (PCL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Optioned OF A.J. Pollock to Reno (PCL).
ATLANTA BRAVES – Assigned 1B Lyle Overbay to Gwinnett (IL).
CHICAGO CUBS – Claimed RHP Miguel Socolovich off waivers from Baltimore. Designated C Blake Lalli for assignment.
CINCINNATI REDS – Reinstated C Devin Mesoraco from the suspended list and optioned him to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP J.J. Hoover from Louisville.
MIAMI MARLINS – Placed OF Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Dan Jennings to New Orleans (PCL).
NEW YORK METS – Selected the contract of RHP Collin McHugh from Buffalo (IL). Voided the option on C Rob Johnson and placed him on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 17.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Optioned RHP Michael Schwimmer to Lehigh Valley (IL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Released RHP Juan Cruz. Sent INF Gustavo Nunez to Altoona (EL) on a rehab assignment. Assigned RHP Erik Turgeon from Altoona to Bradenton (FSL) and LHP Kris Johnson from Indianapolis (IL) to Altoona.
SAN DIEGO PADRES – Claimed RHP Thad Weber off waivers from Detroit and optioned him to Tucson (PCL). Designated RHP Neil Wagner for assignment. Placed RHP Jason Marquis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 22. Recalled RHP Brad Boxberger from Tucson. Announced INF Jason Bartlett cleared unconditional waivers and is a free agent.
BUFFALO BILLS – Placed DT Torell Troup on injured reserve.
DETROIT LIONS – Signed WR Kassim Osgood. Waived QB R.J. Archer. Waived CB Drew Coleman and DE Michael Cosgrove from the reserve-injured list.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Fired special teams coordinator Al Everest.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – Waived T Cordell Bell.
OTTAWA SENATORS – Signed D Cody Ceci to a three-year, entry-level contract.
BALL STATE – Suspended LB Jonathan Newsome two games.
TENNESSEE – Suspended WR DaRick Rogers.