Houston Astros -- Recalled P Darryl Kile from Triple-A Tucson. Waived former Orioles minor-league IF Benny Distefano.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Optioned OF William Pennyfeather to Double-A Carolina. Activated P Zane Smith from the 15-day DL.
Seattle Mariners -- Placed OF Kevin Mitchell and OF Greg Briley on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contracts of IF Mike Blowers and OF John Moses from Triple-A Calgary.
Arizona State -- Suspended QB Grady Benton and WR Derrick Land for one game after pleading no contest to the fraudulent use of a credit card.