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Transactions

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

MLB–Suspended Milwaukee minor league LHP Alan Williams (Huntsville-SL) 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Reinstated RHP MIGUEL GONZALEZ from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Jair Jurrjens to Norfolk (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Placed 1B Nick Swisher on the paternity list. Recalled INF Cord Phelps from Columbus.

DETROIT TIGERS–Recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Toledo (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS–Named Larry Dierker special assistant to the president.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Activated LHP Sean Burnett from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Ryan Brasier to Salt Lake (PCL).

NEW YORK YANKEES–Announced SS Alberto Gonzalez cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Sent 1B Daric Barton outright to Sacramento (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS–Activated C A.J. Pierzynski from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Josh Lindblom and C Robinson Chirinos to Round Rock (PCL). Purchased contract of LHP Neal Cotts from Round Rock.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS–Claimed RHP Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from St. Louis and assigned him to Iowa (PCL).

MIAMI MARLINS–Sent 1B Joe Mahoney on a rehab assignment to Jupiter (FSL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Placed C Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 20. Recalled RHP Tyler Cloyd from Lehigh Valley (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Activated RHP Jose Contreras from the bereavement list. Optioned RHP Jared Hughes to Indianapolis (IL).

BASKETBALL

NBA

TORONTO RAPTORS–Announced president and general manager Bryan Colangelo will relinquish his duties as general manager.

WNBA

LOS ANGELES SPARKS–Named Bridget Pettis assistant coach and Olaf Lange and Gail Goestenkors consultants.

FOOTBALL

NFL

ARIZONA CARDINALS–Signed WR Charles Hawkins. Waived-injured WR Javone Lawson.

CLEVELAND BROWNS–Re-signed RB Brandon Jackson to a one-year contract. Signed DB Jamoris Slaughter to a four-year contract and WR Michael Edwards and DB Kenronte Walker. Waived DB Eric Hagg, LB Ryan Rau and RB Robbie Rouse.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS–Waived OT Mark Jackson.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS–Waived QB Josh Portis.

HOCKEY

NHL

MONTREAL CANADIENS–Signed D Magnus Nygren and F Sebastian Collberg.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS–Fired associate coach Peter Horachek.

MOTORSPORTS

INDYCAR–Fined Graham Rahal’s team $10,000, Ryan Briscoe’s team $5,000 and Michel Jourdain Jr.’s team $1,000 after they failed post-qualifying inspection.

COLLEGE

GEORGIA–Announced the resignation of baseball coach David Perno.

CARROLL (MONT.)–Named Carson Cunningham men’s basketball coach.

OHIO STATE–Named Beth Howe director of women’s basketball operations.

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