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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Named Michael Hand chief marketing officer.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Promoted Einar Diaz to assistant coach.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Placed 2B Darwin Barney on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 31. Selected the contract of 2B Alberto Gonzalez from Iowa (PCL). Designated RHP Robert Whitenack for assignment.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Recalled INF Justin Sellers from Albuquerque (PCL).



HOUSTON ROCKETS – Recalled F Terrence Jones from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – Signed G Justin Holiday. Waived G Jeremy Pargo.



NFL – Suspended Baltimore S Christian Thompson four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Signed QB Brian Hoyer, RB William Powell and DE Ronald Talley to one-year contracts. Released QB John Skelton.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Re-signed CB Terence Newman to a two-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Traded QB Colt McCoy and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick to San Francisco for two undisclosed 2013 draft picks.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Announced the resignation of chief financial officer Bill Prescott. Promoted business planning manager Kelly Flanagan to vice president of finance and planning. Released DT C.J. Mosley.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Signed LB Edgar Jones. Released LB Andy Studebaker.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Agreed to terms with DE Kenyon Coleman and QB Luke McCown on one-year contracts.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Traded QB Matt Flynn to Oakland for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick and a conditional 2015 draft pick.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Agreed to terms with WR Kevin Walter and OL Chris Spencer on one-year contracts.



CAROLINA HURRICANES – Activated G Dan Ellis from injured reserve. Assigned G John Muse to Charlotte (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Reassigned F Brandon Bollig to Rockford (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Assigned C Nick Drazenovic to Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS – Recalled F Francis Wathier from Texas (AHL).

EDMONTON OILERS – Signed D Ladislav Smid to a four-year contract extension.

MINNESOTA WILD – Reassigned G Darcy Kuemper to Houston (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Activated LW Dainius Zubrus from injured reserve.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Agreed to terms with F Anders Lee on a two-year, entry-level contract. Reassigned F Ryan Strome to Bridgeport (AHL).

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS – Traded F Harry Zolnierczyk to Anaheim for F Jay Rosehill.

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Reassigned G Alex Stalock to Worcester (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Signed F Tanner Richard to a three-year, entry-level contract and D Luke Witkowski to a two-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Assigned G Philipp Grubauer to Hershey (AHL).


CONFERENCE USA – Announced Western Kentucky will join the league, effective July 1, 2014.

KENTUCKY – Announced G Archie Goodwin will enter the NBA draft.

N.C. STATE – Announced F C.J. Leslie will enter the NBA draft.