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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Suspended Detroit RHP Rick Porcello six games for hitting Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist with a pitch.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Optioned C Steve Clevenger to Norfolk (IL). Reinstated OF Nolan Reimold from the 15-day DL.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Named Jim Thome special assistant to the general manager.

DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned C Bryan Holaday to Toledo (IL). Reinstated C Alex Avila from the 15-day DL. Sent RHP Anibal Sanchez to Lakeland (FSL) for a rehab assignment.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Optioned RHP Hector Ambriz to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled LHP Brett Oberholtzer from Oklahoma City.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Placed OF Josh Willingham on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Reinstated OF Aaron Hicks from the 15-day DL.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Sent 3B Alex Rodriguez to Charleston (SAL) for a rehab assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Agreed to terms with RHP Ramon Ramirez on a minor league contract. Optioned INF Ryan Roberts to Durham (IL). Reinstated LHP David Price from the 15-day DL. Agreed to terms with RHP Ryne Stanek on a minor league contract.

TEXAS RANGERS – Designated RHP Kyle McClellan for assignment. Recalled RHP Josh Lindblom.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Sent 3B Brett Lawrie and RHP Sergio Santos to the GCL Blue Jays for rehab assignments. Agreed to terms with SSs Yeltsin Gudino, Jesus Ramirez and Miguel Almonte and OF Freddy Rodriguez on minor league contracts.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Traded RHP Scott Feldman and C Steve Clevenger to Baltimore for RHPs Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop and two international signing bonus slots. Optioned Arrieta to Iowa (PCL). Traded RHP Carlos Marmol to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Matt Guerrier. Traded INF Ronald Torreyes to Houston for two international signing bonus slots. Placed OF Ryan Sweeney on the 60-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Dave Sappelt and LHP Chris Rusin from Iowa (PCL).

COLORADO ROCKIES – Placed OF Dexter Fowler on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 26. Reinstated RHP Edgmer Escalona from the 15-day DL.

MIAMI MARLINS – Optioned OF Jordan Brown to New Orleans (PCL). Recalled 2B Donovan Solano from New Orleans.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Agreed to terms with SSs Henry Correa and Franly Mallen, C Johel Atencio, RHP Nelson Hernandez and OF Nicolas Pierre on minor league contracts.

NEW YORK METS – Sent SS Ruben Tejada to Las Vegas (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned INF Zach Lutz to Las Vegas. Recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Las Vegas.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned INF Josh Harrison to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Brandon Cumpton from Indianapolis. Agreed to terms with RHP Jerry Mulderig on a minor league contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Talavera, SS Hector Linares, RHP Sandy Alcantara and LHP Kerrion Bennett on minor league contracts.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Sent SS Everth Cabrera to Fort Wayne (MWL) for a rehab assignment.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS – Traded RHP Coty Saranthus to Frontier for a player to be named.

FLORENCE FREEDOM – Signed C David Carrillo and OF Andrew Pezzuto. Released OFs Gary Owens and Ryan Skellie.





WASHINGTON WIZARDS – Agreed to terms with G-F Martell Webster on a four-year contract.



BUFFALO BILLS – Released WR Kevin Norrell from injured reserve.


EDMONTON ESKIMOS – Signed PR Phillip Livas to the practice roster.




BUFFALO SABRES – Named Joe Sacco assistant coach.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Traded D Drew Olson to Tampa Bay for future considerations. Signed F Blake Comeau to a one-year contract extension.

DALLAS STARS – Signed F Lane MacDermid and F Luke Gazdic to one-year contracts.

NEW YORK RANGERS – Traded F Christian Thomas to Montreal for F Danny Kristo.

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Re-signed G Harri Sateri to a one-year contract and G Troy Grosenick to a two-year contract. Traded F TJ Galiardi to Calgary for a 2015 fourth-round draft pick.


SPRINGFIELD FALCONS – Signed C Jeremy Langlois and G Mike Clement to one-year contracts.



SPORTING KANSAS CITY – Traded M Michael Thomas to Toronto for a 2015 second-round draft pick.


CREIGHTON – Announced men’s basketball G Grant Gibbs has been awarded a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA.

NCAA – Suspended Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey one NCAA tournament game for criticizing the officiating following this year’s national championship game.

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE – Named Bryan Dillon public relations assistant and Lauren Marvinney marketing assistant.

BOWLING GREEN – Named Rodnei Santos women’s assistant volleyball coach.

GUILFORD – Named Michael Shenigo women’s soccer coach.

HOUSTON – Announced the resignation of men’s assistant basketball coach Daniyal Robinson, to take a similar position at Loyola of Chicago.

LA SALLE – Announced the resignation of men’s and women’s rowing coach Larry Connell.

MANHATTAN – Named David Corwin assistant volleyball coach.

NEBRASKA – Named Teddy Owens men’s basketball administrative coordinator.

NYU – Named Zoe Swenson men’s and women’s assistant cross country and track and field coach.

OKLAHOMA STATE – Named Stacy Sanderson assistant equestrian coach.

SAINT PETER’S – Named Pat Coyle women’s basketball coach.