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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Recalled RHP Josh Stinson from Frederick (Carolina). Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Norfolk (IL). Sent RHP Steve Johnson to Norfolk for a rehab assignment.

BOSTON RED SOX – Sent LHP Craig Breslow to Portland (EL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned RHP Steven Wright to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Daniel Bard from Portland.

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Reinstated C Lou Marson from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Yan Gomes to Columbus (IL). Assigned RHP Fernando Nieve outright to Columbus.

DETROIT TIGERS – Selected the contract of RHP Jose Valverde from Lakeland (FSL). Designated LHP Duane Below for assignment.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Placed OF Justin Maxwell on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Robbie Grossman from Oklahoma City (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Optioned INF Tommy Field to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled LHP Nick Maronde from Arkansas (TL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Sent DH Luke Scott to Charlotte (IL) for a rehab assignment.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Designated RHP Ramon Ortiz for assignment.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES – Placed OF Jason Heyward on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 21. Recalled INF Tyler Pastornicky from Gwinnett (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIES – Recalled RHP Tyler Chatwood from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned RHP Rob Scahill to Colorado Springs.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Reinstated LHP Ted Lilly from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Tim Federowicz to Albuquerque (PCL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Sent RHP Mark Rogers to Huntsville (SL) for a rehab assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Sent RHP Charlie Morton to Altoona (EL) for a rehab assignment.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Reinstated OF Carlos Quentin from suspension. Selected the contract of LHP Robbie Erlin from Tucson (PCL). Optioned RHP Thad Weber to Tucson. Transferred INF Logan Forsythe from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.



CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Named Mike Brown coach.



ARIZONA CARDINALS – Signed WR Jarett Dillard, OL Paul Fanaika, WR Robert Gill and TE Alex Gottlieb.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Released RB Brandon Saine and LB D.J. Smith.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – Signed FB Chris Gronkowski.



NHL – Suspended Los Angeles F Dustin Brown two games for elbowing Minnesota F Jason Pominville during Tuesday’s game.

ANAHEIM DUCKS – Recalled G Frederik Andersen and Fs Patrick Maroon and Devante Smith-Pelly from Norfolk (AHL). Reassigned G Igor Bobkov to Norfolk.

CAROLINA HURRICANES – Reassigned C Riley Nash and F Tim Wallace to Charlotte (AHL) and recalled Wallace and RW Jared Staal from Charlotte.

MINNESOTA WILD – Reassigned F Stephane Veilleux to Houston (AHL).

NASHVILE PREDATORS – Signed LW Miikka Salomaki to a three-year, entry-level contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS – Recalled G Joe Cannata from Chicago (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Re-signed Fs Eric Fehr and Aaron Volpatti to two-year contracts.


NASCAR – Docked Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth 50 driver points and three bonus points; suspended crew chief Jason Ratcliff six races, fined him $200,000 and placed him on probation until the end of the year; and suspended the owner’s license of Joe Gibbs six races and docked him 50 car owner points for failing a post-race inspection after Sunday’s race. Docked Craftsman Trucks Series driver Johnny Sauter 25 points and suspended crew chief Joe Shear four races and fined him $10,000 for an illegal fuel cell used during Saturday’s race.


ASA/USA SOFTBALL – Named Craig Cress executive director, effective Nov. 15.


NCAA – Announced the resignation of associate director of enforcement Marcus Wilson to become associate athletic director for compliance at Maryland.

ECAC – Named Ben Rosenfeld director of sport administration/championships, Katie Hartman Boldvich coordinator of sport administration/leagues and affiliates and Joyce Lambert administrative assistant to the commissioner.

FLORIDA – Announced football G Jessamens Dunker will transfer.

LIMESTONE – Named Ted Soenksen offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.

PENN STATE – Announced QB Steven Bench will transfer.

SOUTHERN CAL – Announced C Dewayne Dedmon will enter the NBA draft.

UTEP – Named Scott Stoker defensive coordinator.

WOFFORD – Named Dustin Kerns men’s assistant basketball coach.