BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Steve Johnson from Norfolk.
DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Toledo (IL). Reinstated LHP Phil Coke from the 15-day DL.
HOUSTON ASTROS – Sent RHP Josh Fields to Quad Cities (MWL) for a rehab assignment.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Optioned RHP Evan Scribner to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP Jesse Chavez from Sacramento.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Placed OF Rajai Davis on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Michael Schwimer to Buffalo (IL). Recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from New Hampshire (EL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Sent OF Adam Eaton to Visalia (Cal) for a rehab assignment.
ATLANTA BRAVES – Optioned SS Paul Janish to Gwinnett (IL).
CHICAGO CUBS – Sent RHP Matt Garza to Tennessee (SL) for a rehab assignment. Announced RHP Kameron Loe declined outright assignment and elected free agency.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Optioned 2B Elian Herrera to Albuquerque (PCL). Selected the contract of 1B Scott Van Slyke from Albuquerque. Transferred RHP Chad Billingsley to the 60-day DL. Sent LHP Scott Elbert and RHP Zack Greinke to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for rehab assignments.
MIAMI MARLINS – Sent C Jeff Mathis to New Orleans (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Optioned RHP Tyler Cloyd and LHP Joe Savery to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from Lehigh Valley (IL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned RHP Duke Welker to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated LHP Francisco Liriano from the 15-day DL.
SAN DIEGO PADRES – Optioned RHP Brad Boxberger to Tucson (AHL). Designated RHP Fautino De Los Santos. Selected the contract of RHP Burch Smith from San Antonio (TL). Agreed to terms with RHP Trevor Holder on a minor league contract.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Recalled OF Eury Perez from Syracuse (IL). Placed OF Jayson Werth on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 3.
CHICAGO BEARS – Promoted Kevin Turks to director of pro personnel, Dwayne Joseph to associate director of pro personnel, Breck Ackley South Central area scout and David Williams to scout/player personnel. Named Ryan Kessenich scout/player personnel, Jay Muraco East Coast scout , Andre Odom scouting assistant Sam Summerville Southeast area scout.
CLEVELAND BROWNS – Signed RB Robbie Rouse.
OAKLAND RAIDERS – Announced the resignation of chief executive officer Amy Trask.
DETROIT RED WINGS – Assigned D Brian Lashoff to Grand Rapids (AHL). Recalled G Tom McCollum from Grand Rapids.
ECHL – Fined Cincinnati F David Pacan and Cincinnati coach Jarrod Skalde undisclosed amounts.