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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Pawtucket (IL). Reinstated RHP Andrew Bailey from the 15-day DL.

DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned RHP Evan Reed to Toledo (IL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Sent RHP Kevin Jepsen to Inland Empire (Cal) for a rehab assignment.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Optioned LHP Pedro Hernandez to Rochester (IL). Recalled LHP Caleb Thielbar from Rochester.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Assigned RHP Chris Resop outright to Sacramento (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Optioned LHP Jeff Beliveau to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Durham (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS – Designated RHP Derek Lowe for assignment. Recalled RHP Josh Lindblom frrom Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Optioned RHP Mickey Storey to Buffalo (IL). Recalled OF Anthony Gose from Buffalo. Sent RHP Josh Johnson to Dunedin (FSL) for a rehab assignment.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Reinstated LHP Ted Lilly from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Matt Magill to Albuquerque (PCL).

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with RHP David Aardsma on a minor league contract and assigned him to Las Vegas (PCL).

American Association

AMARILLO SOX – Signed INF Jermel Womack.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS – Released RHP Takahiro Matsuka.

ST. PAUL SAINTS – Released RHP Danny Gutierrez.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES – Signed RHP Wes Alsup.

FOOTBALL

NFL

BUFFALO BILLS – Signed WR Robert Woods.

CHICAGO BEARS – Terminated the contract of DT Andre Fluellen.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Signed DB Jeremy Harris.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed WR Mark Harrison and K David Ruffer.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Named Doug Tatum executive director of digital media for the Saints and New Orleans Pelicans (NBA).

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Signed TE Will Shaw.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Signed LB Vince Williams to a four-year contract.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Signed TE Darren Fells and RB Christine Michael to multi-year contracts. Released LS Adam Steiner.

HOCKEY

NHL

BUFFALO SABRES – Re-signed F John Scott to a one-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Signed F Mark Van Guilder to a two-year, two-way contract.

AHL

AHL – Suspended Providence RW Graham Mink two games.

ECHL

ELMIRA JACKALS – Named Robbie Nichols vice president and general manager.

TENNIS

USTA – Named Dan Faber executive director of USTA Serves.

COLLEGE

ALABAMA – Promoted Antoine Pettway to men’s assistant basketball coach. Promoted John Brannen to associate head men’s basketball coach. Named Lou DeNeen strength and conditioning coach.

BELMONT – Named Cameron Newbauer women’s basketball coach.

MINNESOTA – Announced men’s basketball G Malik Smith will transfer from Florida International.

SYRACUSE – Named Brady Rourke associate director of the Stevenson Academic Center for Student-Athlete Development.

TEXAS TECH – Named Candi Whitaker women’s basketball coach.

TULSA – Named Megan Byford women’s assistant basketball coach.

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