CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Optioned SS Carlos Sanchez to Charlotte (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Taylor Thompson from Charlotte. Transferred RHP Felipe Paulino to the 60-day DL.
CLEVELAND INDIANS – Optioned RHP Zach McAllister to Columbus (IL). Sent RHP Justin Masterson to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment.
DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned RHP Drew VerHagen to Toledo (IL).
CINCINNATI REDS – Optioned 1B Neftali Soto to Louisville (IL). Reinstated OF Skip Schumaker from the 7-day DL. Agreed to terms with 2B Donnie Murphy on a minor league contract.
NEW YORK METS – Sent C Taylor Teagarden to Las Vegas (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
SAN DIEGO PADRES – Sent RHP Joe Wieland to the AZL Padres for a rehab assignment.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS– Awarded the contract of G Kendall Marshall on a waiver claim.
LOS ANGELES SPARKS – Fired coach Carol Ross and assistant coach Gail Goestenkors. Named general manager Penny Toler coach for the rest of the season.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed TE Nate Byham.
READING ROYALS – Agreed to terms with F Adam Hughesman on a one-year contract.