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Major League Baseball

MLB–Suspended Cincinnati RHP Vaughn Covington (Arizona League Reds) and Los Angeles Angels C Carlos Ramirez (Arkansas-Texas) 50 games each after second violations for drugs of abuse under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Placed 2B Brian Roberts on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Yamaico Navarro from Norfolk (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS–Designated RHP Edgar Gonzalez for assignment.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Acquired C Stephen Vogt from Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash considerations and optioned Vogt to Sacramento (PCL). Designated RHP Dan Otero for assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS–Placed RHP Jeff Niemann on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 28. Recalled RHP Brandon Gomes from Durham (IL).

National League

MIAMI MARLINS–Placed 1B Casey Kotchman on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Kyle Skipworth from New Orleans (PCL).



JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS–Agreed to terms with WR Mohamed Massaquoi on a two-year contract.

OAKLAND RAIDERS–Waived LB Rolando McClain.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS–Signed OT Anthony Davis to a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season.



BOSTON BRUINS–Signed F Matthew Lindblad to an entry-level contract.

CAROLINA HURRICANES–Recalled D Brett Bellemore from Charlotte (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Recalled D Cody Goloubef from Springfield (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS–Signed D Patrick Wey to a two-year, entry-level contract.


NORTH CAROLINA STATE–Named Wes Moore women’s basketball coach.

NORTHWESTERN–Named Tavaras Hardy men’s assistant basketball coach.

OHIO STATE–Announced junior F Deshaun Thomas will enter the NBA draft.

RUTGERS–Announced the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti.

TULANE–Announced freshman G Ricky Tarrant, junior F Josh Davis, junior G Ben Cherry, sophomore F-C Lotanna Nwogbo, freshman G RaAnthony Sanders and freshman F Marc Eddy Norelia are transferring from the basketball team.