California Angels -- Placed P Bryan Harvey (elbow) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday.
Houston Astros -- Activated P Mark Portugal from the DL. Sent OF Chris Jones to Triple-A Tucson. Acquired P Rich Scheid (1-2, 2.80 ERA for Triple-A Vancouver) from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named and assigned Scheid to Triple-A Tucson.
New York Mets -- Signed P Joe Petcka and assigned him to Single-A Pittsfield.
New York Yankees -- Placed P Steve Farr (strained back) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Purchased the contract of P Curt Young from Triple-A Columbus.
L Pittsburgh Pirates -- Sent IF Jeff King to Triple-A Buffalo.