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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Agreed to terms with RHP Freddy Garcia on a minor league contract. Reassigned OF Chris Dickerson to their minor league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Traded C Brian Jeroloman to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

DETROIT TIGERS–Agreed to terms with Justin Verlander on a seven-year contract.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Announced C Brett Hayes cleared waivers and was sent outright to Omaha (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS–Placed RHP Tim Wood on the 15-day DL. Reassigned RHP Rich Harden and LHP Rafael Perez to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Optioned OF Melky Mesa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Sent RHP Sam Demel outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Announced RHP Danny Otero was claimed off waivers by Oakland. Re-signed INF David Adams to a minor league contract. Designated RHP David Aardsma for assignment. Selected the contracts of INF Jayson Nix and OF Ben Francisco from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reassigned RHP Jim Miller, RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Branden Pinder, LHP Juan Cedeno, LHP Vidal Nuno, LHP Josh Spence, C Bobby Wilson, INF Dan Johnson, INF Jose Pirela, INF Gil Velazquez and OF Thomas Neal to their minor league camp.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Claimed RHP Josh Stinson off waivers from Milwaukee. Optioned RHP Josh Stinson to Midland (Texas).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS–Claimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from Minnesota and optioned him to Buffalo (IL). Claimed 1B Clint Robinson off waivers from the Pittsburgh and optioned him to New Hampshire (EL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS–Sent Guillermo Moscoso outright to AZL Cubs.

COLORADO ROCKIES–Selected the contracts of C Yorvit Torrealba and RHP Chris Volstad from Colorado Springs (PCL). Designated RHP Will Harris and C Ramon Hernandez for assignment. Optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Colorado Springs.

MIAMI MARLINS–Optioned C Kyle Skipworth to New Orleans (PCL).

NEW YORK METS–Assigned 2B Reese Havens and LHP Darin Gorski outright to Las Vegas (PCL). Optioned LHP Rob Carson to Las Vegas. Reassigned C Landon Powell and INF Omar Quintanilla to Las Vegas.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS–Agreed to terms with C Buster Posey on a nine-year contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Placed RHP Jason Motte on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Optioned RHP Maikel Cleto and OF Adron Chambers to the Memphis (PCL). Reassigned C Rob Johnson, INF Greg Garcia and OF Oscar Taveras to their minor league camp.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX–Signed RHP Jason Mitchell.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES–Released RHP Albert Ayala.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS–Signed INF Yasel Gomez. Acquired RHP Dustin Williams from Windy City for a player to be named.

Can-Am League

ROCKLAND BOULDERS–Signed RHP Sean Gregory. Acquired RHP Jim Schult from Joliet for a player to be named.



CHICAGO BULLS–Re-signed F Malcolm Thomas to a second 10-day contract.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS–Signed G Maalik Wayns for the remainder of the season.



CHICAGO BEARS–Agreed to terms with G Matt Slauson on a one-year contract.

DALLAS COWBOYS–Agreed to terms with QB on a six-year contract extension.




BOSTON BRUINS–Assigned D Torey Krug to Providence (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS–Assigned D Carlo Colaiacovo to Grand Rapids (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS–Returned D Mike Caruso and D Colby Robak to San Antonio (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS–Recalled D Nathan Beaulieu from Norfolk (AHL). Assigned F Gabriel Dumont and D Jarred Tinordi to Norfolk.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS–Recalled F Craig Smith from Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS–Activated LW Alexei Ponikarovsky from injured reserve.

NEW YORK RANGERS–Agreed to terms with D Conor Allen.

PHOENIX COYOTES–Acquired F Tobias Rieder from Edmonton for F Kale Kessy.

SAN JOSE SHARKS–Assigned G Thomas Greiss Worcester (AHL).


AHL–Suspedned Grand Rapids C Louis-Marc Aubry one game for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a March 28 game at San Antonio.

ALBANY DEVILS–Signed LW Reid Boucher to an amateur tryout agreement.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS–Signed G Jacob Gervais-Chouinard to an amateur tryout contract.

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS–Signed F Brad Winchester to another professional tryout contract.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS–Signed LW Kyle Bonis and C Charlie Sarault to amateur tryout contracts.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS–Signed D Chris Casto to an amateur tryout agreement.

WORCESTER SHARKS–Signed F Dane Walters to an amateur tryout agreement.


OKLAHOMA CITY–Named Kelly Perry assistant athletic director for compliance.

RUTGERS–Announced sophomore F Malick Kone plans to transfer.

SAN JOSE STATE–Named Dave Wojcik men’s basketball coach.