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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Assigned C Manuel Pina and OF Luis Durango to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Announced the retirement of RHP Mariano Rivera, effective at the end of the season.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Reassigned RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Sonny Gray and LHP Justin Thomas to their minor league camp.

National League

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Agreed to terms with RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Brad Brach, RHP Andrew Cashner, RHP Fautino De Los Santos, RHP Casey Kelly, RHP Miles Mikolas, RHP Adys Portillo, RHP Tyson Ross, RHP Dale Thayer, RHP Nick Vincent, RHP Joe Wieland, LHP Jose De Paula, LHP Tommy Layne, LHP Eric Stults, INF Yonder Alonso, INF Alexi Amarista, INF James Darnell, INF Logan Forsythe, INF Jesus Guzman, INF Edinson Rincon, OF Yeison Asencio, OF Jaff Decker and OF Rymer Liriano on one-year contracts.

FOOTBALL

NFL

BUFFALO BILLS – Agreed to terms with CB Leodis McKelvin.

HOCKEY

NHL

CALGARY FLAMES – Activated C Mikael Backlund from injured reserve. Assigned LW Sven Baertschi to Abbotsford (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Recalled G Alex Stalock and F Matt Pelech from Worcester (AHL). Reassigned G Thomas Heemskerk to Worcester. Activated F Tommy Wingles from injured reserve. Placed F Marty Havlat on injured reserve.

AHL

PROVIDENCE BRUINS – Reassigned F Justin Courtnall to South Carolina (ECHL).

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS – Recalled C Nathan Moon from Evansville (ECHL).

ECHL

READING ROYALS – Signed D Nathan Martine. Released F Jeff Corey.

COLLEGE

NEW JERSEY CITY – Named Justin McGhee, Connor Medler and Dan Perrine assistant baseball coaches.

TOWSON – Announced it is discontinuing the men’s soccer program effective immediately, and baseball program effective at the end of the season and will reinstate the men’s tennis program.

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