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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Optioned INF Juan Diaz to Columbus (IL). Reassigned RHP Preston Guilmet, OF Cedric Hunter, RHP Matt Langwell, RHP Joe Martinez to their minor league camp.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Agreed to terms with C Chris Snyder on a minor league contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS–Optioned LHP Tyler Skaggs to Reno (PCL).

CHICAGO CUBS–Optioned INF Junior Lake and INF Josh Vitters to Iowa (PCL), INF Christian Villanueva to Tennessee (SL) and OF Jorge Soler to Daytona (FSL). Assigned RHP Barret Loux, INF Javier Baez and C Rafael Lopez to their minor league camp.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Reassigned C Wilkin Castillo and OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to their minor league camp. Released C Ramon Castro.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Released 3B Bobby Crosby.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Optioned RHP Phil Irwin to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Gerrit Cole, LHP Kris Johnson, C Ali Solis and RHP Kyle Waldrop to their minor league camp.

SAN DIEGO PADRES–Optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Tucson (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Granted C Chris Snyder his unconditional release. Optioned RHP Erik Davis, RHP Yunesky Maya, RHP Ryan Perry, C Jhonatan Solano, INF Chris Marrero and OF Corey Brown to Syracuse (IL). Reassigned RHP Ross Ohlendorf and INF Zach Walters to their minor league camp.

BASKETBALL

NBA

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS–Signed G Terrell Harris to a second 10-day contract.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER–Named Jason Ranne director of strategic planning.

FOOTBALL

NFL

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS–Re-signed CB Cassius Vaughn.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS–Re-signed FB Jerome Felton to a three-year contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Signed OT Will Svitek.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS–Signed TE Benjamin Watson to a three-year contract. Agreed to terms with LB Ramon Humber on a one-year contract.

OAKLAND RAIDERS–Signed DT Vance Walker.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS–Signed TE Matt Spaeth.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS–Agreed to terms with OT Tyler Polumbus on a two-year contract.

HOCKEY

NHL

BOSTON BRUINS–Recalled F Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS–Reassigned RW Gustav Nyquist to Grand Rapids (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES–Assigned F Adam Cracknell to Peoria (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS–Signed F Ludwig Blomstrand to an entry-level contract. Recalled C Jordan Schroeder from Chicago (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS–Recalled D Dmitry Orlov from Hershey (AHL).

COLLEGE

GRAND CANYON–Named Dan Majerle men’s basketball coach.

SETON HALL–Announced men’s basketball G Aaron Cosby will transfer.

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