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Sports

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BASEBALL

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Agreed to terms with RHP James Roberts and LHP Kyle Crockett on minor league contracts.

DETROIT TIGERS–Sent C Alex Avila to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Designated OF Quintin Berry for assignment. Claimed RHP Maikel Cleto off waivers from St. Louis and assigned him to Omaha (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS–Placed RHP Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled LHP Pedro Hernandez from Rochester (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES–Optioned OF Thomas Neal to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHP Ivan Nova from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS–Placed OF Craig Gentry on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled OF Engel Beltre from Round Rock (PCL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS–Agreed to terms with 1B Kelvin Freeman on a minor league contract.

MIAMI MARLINS–Sent RHP Henderson Alvarez to Jacksonville (SL) for a rehab assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Sent RHP Marco Estrada to Wisconsin (MWL) for a rehab assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Sent LHP Wandy Rodriguez to Indianapolis (IL) for a rehab assignment.

SAN DIEGO PADRES–Optioned RHPs Anthony Bass and Brad Boxberger to Tucson (PCL). Recalled RHPs Brad Brach and Miles Mikolas from Tucson.

HOCKEY

NHL

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS–Traded F Matt Frattin, G Ben Scrivens and a 2014 or a 2015 second-round draft pick to Los Angeles for G Jonathan Bernier.

SOCCER

MLS

CHICAGO FIRE–D Arne Friedrich announced his retirement.

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