MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Named Michael Hand chief marketing officer.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Promoted Einar Diaz to assistant coach.
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.