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American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Acquired INF/OF Elliot Johnson from Tampa Bay to complete an earlier trade. Placed RHP Felipe Paulino on the 60-day DL.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Agreed to terms with LHP Hideki Okajima on a minor league contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS–Agreed to terms with RHP Felix Hernandez on a multiyear contract. Agreed to terms with RHP Jon Garland on a minor league contract.

TEXAS RANGERS–Agrred to terms with LHP Jeff Beliveau, RHP Cory Burns, RHP Justin Grimm, LHP Michael Kirkman, RHP Justin Miller, RHP Neil Ramirez, LHP Robbie Ross and INF Mike Olt on one-year contracts.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS– Agreed to terms with RHP Mat Latos on a two-year contract.

Midwest League

QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS–Named Harold Craw general manager.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS–Released LHP Steve Evarts, RHP Ronny Morla, INF Dan Nelson, C Zach Larson and INF Fernando Valenzuela.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS–Released RHP Nick Schumacher, C Ray Serrano and INF Ryan Priddy.



CHICAGO BEARS–Terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS–Signed TE Kevin Brock, DL Marcus Dixon and WR Mardy Gilyard.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS–Named Keith Burns special teams coordinator.


EDMONTON ESKIMOS–Signed SB Fred Stamps to a contract extension.



ANAHEIM DUCKS–Reassigned G Frederik Andersen to Norfolk (AHL) and G Marco Cousineau from Norfolk to Fort wayne (ECHL).

CALGARY FLAMES–Assigned F Ben Street to Abbotsford (AHL). Called up F Paul Byron from Abbotsford.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Assigned D Nick Holden to Springfield (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD–Recalled G Darcy Kuemper from Houston (AHL). Reassigned D Marco Scandella to Houston.

ST. LOUIS BLUES–Recalled G Jake Allen from Peoria (AHL). Reassigned G Paul Karpowich to Evansville (ECHL).


MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS–Assigned F Jack MacLellan to Cincinnati (ECHL).

NORFOLK ADMIRALS–Signed D Sacha Guimond to a professional tryout contract. Released F Brayden Irwin from his PTO.


IDAHO STEELHEADS–Announced D Jeremie Blain was assigned to the team by Chicago (AHL).

STOCKTON THUNDER–Announced G Olivier Roy and D Brandon Davidson were assigned to the team from Oklahoma City (AHL).


North American Socer League

NEW YORK COSMOS–Signed D Hunter Freeman.


ILLINOIS–Named Greg Colby defensive line coach.

MAINE-FARMINGTON–Named Tom Sheridan men’s lacrosse coach.

SHENANDOAH–Named Brock McCullough associate head football coach, Stan Hodgin offensive coordinator and Drake Woodard defensive backs coach. Retained defensive line coach Kalvin Oliver.