|8/31/02||Brandon Backe: The Rays have optioned pitcher Brandon Backe to AAA Durham.|
|Lance Carter: The Rays have recalled pitcher Lance Carter from AAA Durham.|
|8/18/02||Jesus Colome: The Rays optioned RHP Jesus Colome to AAA Durham.|
|Lee Gardner: The Rays selected RHP Lee Gardner from AAA Durham.|
|Ryan Rupe: The Rays transferred RHP Ryan Rupe (right knee surgery) from the 15- to the 60-day Disabled List.|
|8/6/02||Luis De Los Santos: The Devil Rays optioned pitcher Luis de los Santos to Triple-A Durham.|
|Wilson Alvarez: The Devil Rays reinstated LHP Wilson Alvarez from the 15-day DL.|
|8/1/02||Jason Smith: The Rays designated INF Jason Smith for assignment.|
|Russ Johnson: The Rays transferred INF Russ Johnson from the restricted list to the 15-day DL.|
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