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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Optioned LHP Mike Belfiore to Norfolk (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Columbus (IL). Selected the contract of LHP David Huff from Columbus. Recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Columbus.

DETROIT TIGERS – Placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Avisail from Toledo (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES – Recalled RHP Brett Marshall from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Agreed to terms with 1B Anthony Rizzo on a seven-year contract.

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel on a one-year contract. Optioned OF Andrew Brown to Las Vegas (PCL). Transferred RHP Jenrry Mejia to the 60-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Reinstated INF Neil Walker from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Jordy Mercer to Indianapolis (IL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 9.



MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES – Announced assistant coach Barry Hecker has left the team.



ATLANTA FALCONS – Signed CB Saeed Lee and K Jeremy Shelley.

BUFFALO BILLS – Announced Buddy Nix is stepping down as executive vice president/general manager and will remain with the club as special assistant.

CHICAGO BEARS–Signed WR Demetrius Fields, DT Corvey Irvin and DT Christian Tupou. Agreed to terms with CB Maurice Jones. Released LB Dom DeCicco and CB LeQuan Lewis.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Signed LB Sean Porter, HB Rex Burkhead and DT Terrence Stephens. Waived DT Travis Chappelear.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Signed DB Akeem Auguste, DB Abdul Kanneh, P T.J. Conley, DL Nicolas Jean-Baptiste and LB Ausar Walcott. Waived DB Kevin Barnes, DB Ricky Tunstall, WR Mike Edwards, DL Paipai Falemalu and P Jake Schum.

DETROIT LIONS – Signed C Darren Keyton. Released C Skyler Allen.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Signed FB Jonathan Amosa, LB Donte Savage, CB Brandon Smith, WR Tyrone Walker and LB Jarvis Wilson. Released LB Micah Johnson and FB Ryan Roberson.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed OL Tyronne Green and OL R.J. Mattes. Released DL Brandon Deaderick and WR Andre Holmes.



ECHL – Named Rich Bello director of team business development. Fined Stockton D Daniel Gibb an undisclosed amount.


MICHIGAN – Announced S Marvin Robinson and LBs Mike Jones and Kaleb Ringer have left the football team.