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American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Claimed OF Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from the Philadelphia. Optioned RHP Trevor Bauer to Columbus (IL).

National League

NEW YORK METS–Selected the contract of OF Andrew Brown from Las Vegas (PCL). Optioned OF Collin Cowgill to Las Vegas.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Selected the contract of RHP Jose Contreras from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Jared Hughes to Indianapolis. Placed INF Neil Walker on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 27. Recalled INF Jordy Mercer from Indianapolis.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS–Activated LHP Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Francisco Peguero from Fresno (PCL). Optioned C Hector Sanchez to Fresno.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Assigned RHP Mitchell Boggs to Memphis (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Martinez from Springfield (Texas).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Activated 3B Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day DL. Optioned 3B Anthony Rendon to Harrisburg (EL).



DALLAS MAVERICKS–Announced the retirement of assistant basketball coach Jim O’Brien.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS–Named Jamie Morningstar vice president of ticket sales and service and Theodore Loehrke senior vice president and chief revenue officer.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES–Named Flip Saunders president of basketball operations.



BALTIMORE RAVENS–Named Steve Spagnuolo senior defensive assistant coach. Signed CB Marc Anthony, C Ryan Jensen, FB Kyle Juszczyk, DE Kapron Lewis-Moore, QR Aaron Mellette, G-OT Rick Wagner, G Jeff Braun, CB Jose Cheeseborough, LB Brandon Copeland, OT Jordan Devey, TE Matt Furstenburg, OT Rogers Gaines, WR Omarius Hines, RB Ray Holley, TE Murphy Holloway, DE Will Pericak, WR Gerrard Sheppard, QB Nathan Stanley, S Brynden Trawick and OT J.J. Unga.

DETROIT LIONS–Signed TE Joseph Fauria, C Skyler Allen, DT Michael Brooks, OT Austin Holtz, RB Steven Miller, OT LaAdrian Waddle, QB Alex Carder, LB Alex Elkins, LB Jon Morgan, S Martavius Neloms and WR Cody Wilson.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Signed P Ryan Allen, FB Ben Bartholomew, DL Dewayne Cherrington, S Kanorris Davis, OL Elvis Fisher, TE Brandon Ford, DL Cory Grissom, RB Quentin Hines, CB Brandon Jones, OL Josh Kline, OL Chris McDonald, WR TJ Moe, CB Stephon Morris, LB Ian Sluss, OL Matt Stankiewitch, TE Zach Sudfeld, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, DL Joe Vellano and LS Mike Zupancic.



NHL–Suspended Ottawa D Eric Gryba two games for an illegal check to the head of Montreal F Lars Eller during a May 2 game.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS–Called up G Drew MacIntyre from Toronto (AHL).



POTLAND TIMBERS–Signed D Pa Modou Kah for the remainder of the season.


TEXAS STATE–Agreed to terms with football coach Dennis Franchione on a five-year contract extension through to 2018.

UAB–Announced the retirement of men’s golf coach Alan Kaufman.

WASHINGTON (MD.)–Named women’s basketball coach Alisha Mosley.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND–Named Jody Lemoi athletics business manager.