August 19, 2007



MLB -- Suspended Devil Rays minor league P James Houser for 50 games for testing positive for drug of abuse.

ATHLETICS -- Purchased contract of OF Dee Brown from Triple-A Sacramento. Optioned P Dan Meyer to Sacramento.

NATIONALS -- Activated P Jesus Colome from 15-day DL. Designated OF Ryan Langerhans for assignment.

RANGERS -- Activated P Kameron Loe from 15-day DL. Placed P Willie Eyre on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday.

RED SOX -- Purchased contract of OF Bobby Kielty from Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned OF Jacoby Ellsbury to Pawtucket.

REDS -- Recalled P Elizardo Ramirez from Triple-A Louisville.

ROCKIES -- Purchased contract of P Franklin Morales from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Optioned IF Clint Barmes to Colorado Springs. Designated P Alberto Arias for assignment.

WHITE SOX -- Agreed with OF Jermaine Dye on two-year contract extension with mutual option for 2010.


JAGUARS -- Signed DT Seth Payne and DE Tyler King. Released QB Tim Couch. Placed G-T Stockar McDougle on IR.

PATRIOTS -- Re-signed former Ravens QB Vinny Testaverde. Released DB Artrell Hawkins, CB GemaraWilliams and LB Kyle Bissinger. Agreed with DE Ty Warren to multi-year extension.

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