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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

SEATTLE MARINERS – Designated LHP Mauricio Robles for assignment.

TEXAS RANGERS – Traded INF Michael Young to Philadelphia for RHP Josh Lindblom and RHP Lisalverto Bonilla.

BASKETBALL

NBA

NBA – Fined Cleveland coach Byron Scott $25,000 for public criticism of officiating after a Dec. 7 game at Minnesota. Fined Boston F-C Chris Wilcox $25,000 for making an obscene gesture directed toward fans during a Dec. 7 game at Philadelphia.

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS – Waived G Cory Higgins. Called up F Jeff Adrien from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

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

FOOTBALL

NFL

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Placed OT Nate Menkin on injured reserve. Signed LB Ryan Rau from the practice squad.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Released QB Brian Hoyer. Signed DB Josh Victorian from the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Released OT Derek Hardman. Signed DE Lazarius Levingston from the practice squad.

HOCKEY

ECHL

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS – Signed D Jarret Rush.

COLLEGE

AUBURN – Named Charlie Harbison co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

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