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American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Claimed RHP Robert Whitenack off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and optioned him to Akron (EL). Selected the contract of LHP Scott Kazmir from Columbus (IL). Optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Columbus.

DETROIT TIGERS – Claimed RHP Evan Reed off waivers from Miami. Optioned RHP Evan Reed to Toledo (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES – Released LHP Clay Rapada.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Claimed RHP Will Harris off waivers from Colorado and optioned him to Sacramento (PCL). Designated RHP Josh Stinson for assignment.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Agreed to terms with C Humberto Cota on a minor league contract. Assigned OF Cody Ross to Visalia (Cal).

CHICAGO CUBS – Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Sweeney on a minor league contract.

CINCINNATI REDS – Placed OF Ryan Ludwick on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 2. Selected the contract of OF Derrick Robinson from Louisville (IL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Agreed to terms with OF Jonathan Roof and SS Jose Mojica on minor league contracts.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Sent 3B David Freese to Memphis (PCL) on a rehab assignment.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Claimed RHP Hunter Strickland off waivers from Pittsburgh and optioned him to San Jose (Cal).

Atlantic League

SUGAR LAND SKEETERS – Signed RHPs Scott Elarton and Sean Gallagher and LHP Bobby Livingston.



CHARLOTTE BOBCATS – Signed G Jannero Pargo for the remainder of the season.

DALLAS MAVERICKS – Signed G Josh Akognon to a 10-day contract.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES – Signed G Keyon Dooling.



NFL – Suspended Arizona LB Daryl Washington four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

ATLANTA FALCONS – Signed LB Brian Banks.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Claimed QB John Skelton off waivers from Arizona.

DETROIT LIONS – Signed DT C.J. Mosley to a two-year contract.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Signed OL Tommie Draheim.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Re-signed DT Clinton McDonald to a one-year contract. Signed DT Tony McDaniel.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Agreed to terms with QB Rex Grossman on a one-year contract.


WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Released WR Cassidy Doneff, RB Nathan Riva and DE Rodney Fritz.



ANAHEIM DUCKS – Traded LW Brandon McMillan to Phoenix for C Matthew Lombardi, and G Jeff Deslauriers to Minnesota for future considerations.

BUFFALO SABRES – Traded RW Joel Pominville and a 2014 fourth-round draft pick to Minnesota for G Matt Hackett, F Johan Larsson, a 2013 first-round draft pick and a 2014 second-round draft pick.

CALGARY FLAMES – Traded F Blake Comeau to Columbus for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick.

CAROLINA HURRICANES – Traded F Jussi Jokinen to Pittsburgh for a sixth- or seventh-round draft pick.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Recalled F Brandon Bollig from Rockford (AHL). Traded F Rob Flick to Boston for F Maxime Sauve and assigned Sauve to Rockford.

COLORADO AVALANCHE – Traded D Ryan O’Byrne to Toronto for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Traded G Steve Mason to Philadelphia for G Michael Leighton and a 2015 third-round draft pick.

DALLAS STARS – Assigned D Jordie Benn and F Colton Sceviour to Texas (AHL). Activated F Ryan Garbutt from injured reserve.

DETROIT RED WINGS – Reassigned D Ryan Sproul from Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) to Grand Rapids (AHL). Signed G Jared Coreau to a three-year, entry-level contract. Recalled D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids.

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Traded C Jerred Smithson to Edmonton for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick. Signed C Nick Bjugstad to an entry-level contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS – Signed F Danny Kristo to a two-year contract and assigned him to Hamilton (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Traded D Scott Hannan to San Jose for a conditional 2013 seventh-round draft pick. Reassigned F Chris Mueller to Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Agreed to terms with D Andrey Pedan on a three-year, entry-level contract and assigned him to Bridgeport (AHL). Activated F David Ullstrom from injured reserve and loaned him to Bridgeport.

NEW YORK RANGERS – Traded RW Marian Gaborik, D Steven Delisle and D Blake Partlett to Columbus for C Derik Brassard, RW Derek Dorsett, D John Moore and a 2014 sixth-round draft pick.

OTTAWA SENATORS – Traded G Ben Bishop to Tampa Bay for C Cory Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Traded G Patrick Killeen to Columbus for future considerations.

PHOENIX COYOTES – Traded F Steve Sullivan to New Jersey for a 2014 seventh-round draft pick, and F Raffi Torres to San Jose for a 2013 third-round draft pick.

ST. LOUIS BLUES – Signed F Dmitrij Jaskin to a three-year, entry-level contract and assigned him to Peoria. Traded D Wade Redden to Boston for a conditional 2014 draft pick.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Recalled Fs Dana Tyrell and Brett Connolly from Syracuse (AHL). Reassigned Fs Mike Angelidis and Ondrej Palat, D Andrej Sustr and G Cedrick Desjardins to Syracuse.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – Reassigned F David Broll and D Stuart Percy to Toronto (AHL).

WINNIPEG JETS – Claimed F Mike Santorelli off waivers from Florida. Signed D Jacob Trouba. Recalled F Aaron Gagnon from St. John’s (AHL). Reassigned F Patrice Cormier to St. John’s.


MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS – Signed RW Zach Budish to an amateur tryout contract.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS – Returned F Alden Hirschfeld to South Carolina (ECHL).


ECHL – Suspended Greenville F Jason Wilson one game. Fined Elmira F Kevin Harvey an undisclosed amount.


BIG EAST CONFERENCE – Announced it will be renamed the American Athletic Conference.

BOISE STATE – Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Leon Rice on a two-year contract extension.

BUCKNELL – Named John Bowes linebackers and special teams coach, Eric Wicks defensive backs coach and Matt Applebaum offensive line coach.

CALIFORNIA – Announced G Allen Crabbe will enter the NBA draft.

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE – Named Reggie Theus men’s basketball coach.

CLEMSON – Named Graham Neff associate athletic director for business operations and chief financial officer and Steve Duzan associate athletic director for athletic academic services.

KANSAS – Announced men’s basketball G Rio Adams will transfer.

PITTSBURGH – Announced C Steven Adams will enter the NBA draft.

RUTGERS – Fired men’s basketball coach Mike Rice.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Named Cindy Stein women’s basketball coach.

TEXAS A&M – Announced C Kelly Bone will enter the WNBA draft.