Cubs RHP Kerry Wood was activated from the 15-day disabled list. Wood, 3-3 with a 2.82 ERA, last pitched May 11 at Los Angeles. He was out with triceps tendinitis.

The Cubs also activated reliever Mike Remlinger, who was on the DL with shoulder tendinitis since June 24.

Relievers Michael Wuertz and Jon Leicester were optioned to Class AAA Iowa.

* STEWART UP: The Twins activated OF Shannon Stewart from the disabled list.

Stewart developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot and hasn't played since May 17.

OF Michael Restovich was optioned to Class AAA Rochester to make room.

* TIGER CALL: The Tigers called up LHP Wilfredo Ledezma from Class AA Erie. Ledezma is an Eastern League all-star who was also chosen for baseball's Futures Game in Houston. He went 10-3 with a 2.42 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 1112/3 innings for the SeaWolves.

RHP Franklyn German was optioned to Class AAA Toledo.

* BETANCOURT IN: Indians RHP Rafael Betancourt was activated from the 15-day disabled list and LHP Cliff Bartosh was optioned to Class AAA Buffalo.

Betancourt has been sidelined since June 26 with arm fatigue and a sore right biceps.

-- From News Services