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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Reassigned OF Lew Ford to their minor league camp.

BOSTON RED SOX–Released 1B Lyle Overbay.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX–Placed LHP John Danks and LHP Leyson Septimo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Reassigned LHP David Purcey to their minor league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Agreed to terms with RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka and RHP Matt Capps on minor league contracts.

DETROIT TIGERS–Placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23. Optioned Luke Putkonen to Toledo (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS–Released SS Tyler Greene.

MINNESOTA TWINS–Reassigned RHP P.J. Walters and RHP Samuel Deduno to minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Acquired OF Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels for OF Exircado Cayones and LHP Kramer Sneed. Claimed RHP Dan Otero off waivers from San Francisco. Agreed to terms with 1B Lyle Overbay on a minor league contract.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES–Optioned INF Tyler Pastornicky, OF Jose Constanza and RHP David Carpenter to Gwinnett (IL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Assigned OF Yasiel Puig to Chattanooga (SL) and SS Dee Gordon to Albuquerque (PCL).

MIAMI MARLINS–Optioned RHP Jacob Turner and LHP Dan Jennings to New Orleans (PCL). Reassigned INF Nick Green, INF Matt Downs, OF Jordan Brown, LHP Zach Phillips and INF Kevin Kouzmanoff to their minor league camp. Agreed to terms with OF Matt Diaz on a minor league contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Placed INF Taylor Green on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22 and RHP Mark Rogers on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Released RHP Aaron Cook.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Placed 3B David Freese on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23. Optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Memphis (PCL). Recalled INF Ryan Jackson from Memphis.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS–Selected the contract of RHP Chad Gaudin from Fresno (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Released RHP Chris Young.

BASKETBALL

NBA

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER–Assigned G DeAndre Liggins and C Daniel Orton to Tulsa (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

NFL

CHICAGO BEARS–Agreed to terms with CB Kelvin Hayden on a one-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS–Signed QB Jason Campbell to a two-year contract.

GREEN BAY PACKERS–Signed K Giorgio Tavecchio.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Re-signed OT Sebastian Vollmer.

OAKLAND RAIDERS–Signed OT Alex Barron.

HOCKEY

NHL

BOSTON BRUINS–Signed D Matt Bartkowski to a one-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season and D Chris Casto to an entry-level contract.

DALLAS STARS–Assigned F Reilly Smith and D Joe Morrow to Texas (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS–Reassigned F Dave Dziurzynski to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled F Mike Hoffman from Binghamton.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING–Assigned D Brian Lee to Syracuse (AHL).

AHL

AHL–Suspended Rochester RW Jonathan Parker two games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a March 24 game at San Antonio. Suspended Portland C Andy Miele one game for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a March 23 game against St. John’s.

ECHL

ECHL–Suspended Florida’s Brent Henley one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in March 23 game against Cincinnati. Fined Fort Wayne’s Tim Hegarty an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 23 game at Elmira. Fined Orlando’s Ryan Cruthers an undisclosed for his actions in a March 24 game against Cincinnati. Fined Wheeling coach Clark Donatelli an undisclosed amount for his actions in March 24 game at Kalamazoo.

COLLEGE

BUFFALO–Named Bobby Hurley men’s basketball coach.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE–Fired women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper.

WASHINGTON–Agreed to terms with women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff on a contract extension through the 2020 season.

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