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American League

BOSTON RED SOX–Acquired RHP Graham Godfrey from Oakland to complete an earlier trade and assigned him to Pawtucket (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Named Terry Bradshaw minor league hitting coordinator; Jose Castro minor league assistant hitting coordinator; Milt Thompson minor league bunting and baserunning coordinator; Larry Carter pitching coach for Omaha (PCL); Jim Brower pitching coach for Northwest Arkansas (Texas); Julio Bruno hitting coach for Wilmington (Carolina); Brian Buchanan manager, Jerry Nyman pitching coach and Justin Gemoll hitting coach for Lexington (SAL); Steve Merriman pitching coach and Damon Hollins hitting coach for Idaho Falls (Pioneer); Abraham Nunez hitting coach and Saburo Hagihara trainer for Burlington (MWL); Pedro Grifol hitting coach for Surprise (Arizona); Ramon Martinez manager for the Dominican Academy and Luis Perez Latin America strength and conditioning coordinator.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Agreed to terms with OF Brett Gardner on a one-year contract. Announced INF Jayson Nix cleared waivers and was sent outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS–Agreed to terms with RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on a two-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Agreed to terms with LHP Travis Webb on a minor-league contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Agreed to terms with LHP Randy Choate on a three-year contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Agreed to terms with RHP Dan Haren on a one-year contract.



CLEVELAND CAVALIERS–Assigned F Jon Leuer to Canton (NBADL).

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER–Recalled F Perry Jones, G Jeremy Lamb and C Daniel Orton from Tulsa (NBADL).

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS–Assigned G Will Barton and F Victor Claver to Idaho (NBADL).



NFL–Fined Chicago LB Brian Urlacher $21,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle’s Leon Washington and Green Bay DB Tramon Williams $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Minnesota’s Toby Gerhart in their Dec. 2 games. Fined Detroit DT Nick Fairley $15,750 for his horse-collar tackle of Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck. Fined Washington C Will Montgomery $10,000 for kicking New York Giants DL Linval Joseph, who was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS–Signed OT Troy Kropog from the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS–Signed WR Michael Preston from the practice squad. Waived FB Collin Mooney.



READING ROYALS–Announced D Patrick Wellar was recalled by Hershey (AHL). Activated D Brock Shelgren from the reserve list.

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS–Signed D Tommy Fitzpatrick.


AUBURN–Named Rhett Lashlee offensive coordinator and Ellis Johnson defensive coordinator.

MISSISSIPPI–Dismissed F Jason Carter from the men’s basketball team for an unspecified violation of team rules.

TENNESSEE–Named Butch Jones football coach.