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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX–Recalled RHP Brian Omogrosso from Charlotte (IL). Optioned RHP Deunte Heath to Charlotte.

DETROIT TIGERS–Designated RHP Jose Valverde for assignment. Recalled RHP Al Alburquerque from Toledo (IL). Placed OF Matt Tuiasosopo on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Toledo.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Signed LHP Sean Manaea to a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Selected the contract INF Alberto Gonzalez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Released INF Reid Brignac. Acquired RHP Yoshinori Tateyama from Texas for future considerations and assigned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Assigned OF Corey Patterson and LHP Mike Zagurski to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

TEXAS RANGERS–Activated 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Josh Lindblom to Round Rock (PCL).

National League

NEW YORK METS–Placed LHP Jonathon Niese on the 15-day DL, Recalled RHP Greg Burke from Las Vegas (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Activated 2B Chase Utley from the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Signed RHP Neil Kozikowski and RHP Henry Hirsh to minor league contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Agreed to terms with RHP Nicholas Pivetta, RHP John Simms and RHP Andrew Cooper on minor league contracts.

BASKETBALL

NBA

SACRAMENTO KINGS–Named Mike Bratz assistant general manager.

WNBA

INDIANA FEVER–Signed F Jasmine Hassell as a replacement player.

FOOTBALL

NFL

DALLAS COWBOYS–Signed TE Gavin Escobar.

HOCKEY

NHL

DALLAS STARS–Named Lindy Ruff coach.

NEW YORK RANGERS–Named Alain Vigneault coach.

PHOENIX COYOTES–Agreed to terms with coach Dave Tippett on a long-term contract extension.

SOCCER

NWSL

WASHINGTON SPIRIT–Waived MF Ingrid Wells.

COLLEGE

CENTRAL FLORIDA–Signed men’s basketball coach Donnie Jones to a contract extension through the 2017-2018 season.

SACRED HEART–Announced men’s lacrosse coach Tom Mariano is no longer with the university.

SMU–Named K.T. Turner men’s assistant basketball coach.

TEXAS SOUTHERN–Signed men’s basketball coach Mike Davis to a two-year contract extension through the 2018 season.

WAGNER–Named Ryan Browning men’s assistant lacrosse coach and recruiting coordinator.

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