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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Claimed INF Russ Canzler off waivers from the New York Yankees. Designated C Luis Martinez for assignment.

BOSTON RED SOX–Named Dana Levangie bullpen coach.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Agreed to terms with C Omir Santos on a minor league contract.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Agreed to terms with RHP Hiroyuki Kobayashi on a minor league contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS–Agreed to terms with LHP Anthony Fernandez, RHP Yoervis Medina and INF Vinnie Catricala on one-year contracts.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS–Agreed to terms with OF Gerardo Parra on a one-year contract.

MIAMI MARLINS–Agreed to terms with RHP Jon Rauch on a one-year contract. Designated OF Bryan Petersen for assignment.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS–Agreed to terms with RHP Ramon Ramirez on a minor league contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Agreed to terms with C Chris Snyder and RHP Jeremy Accardo on minor league contracts.

Minor League Baseball

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL–Named Mary Marandi senior manager, corporate communications and Gabe Rendon sales and account coordinator for the marketing department.



NBA–Suspended Los Angeles Lakers F Metta World Peace one game for grabbing Detroit’s Brandon Knight around the neck and striking him in the jaw during a Feb. 3 game at Detroit.


INDIANA FEVER–Signed F Tamika Catchings, G Briann January and G Shavonte Zellous to multiyear contracts.

LOS ANGELES SPARKS–Signed G Lindsey Harding.



CLEVELAND BROWNS–Released DL Frostee Rucker.

DETROIT LIONS–Released G Stephen Peterman and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch.



ANAHEIM DUCKS–Sent F Devante Smith-Pelly to Norfolk (AHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE–Claimed RW Aaron Palushaj off waivers from Montreal.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Activated LW Matt Calvert off injured reserve. Reassigned C Jonathan Audy-Marchessault to Springfield (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS–Agreed to terms with F Brett Gallant on a one-year, entry-level contract.

NEW YORK RANGERS–Assigned F Brandon Mashinter to Connecticut (AHL).


ELMIRA JACKALS–Announced D Kyle Bushee was returned to Binghamton (AHL).

GWINNETT GLADIATORS–Announced G Mike Lee was assigned to the team from Portland (AHL).


NOTRE DAME–Signed men’s soccer coach Bobby Clark to a multiyear contract extension.

OLD DOMINION–Fired men’s basketball coach Blaine Taylor. Named Jim Corrigan men’s interim basketball coach through the remainder of the season.