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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 3B Danny Valencia to Norfolk (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Placed 1B Paul Konerko and RHP Jesse Crain on the 15-day DL, Crain retroactive to Sunday. Selected the contract of LHP David Purcey from Charlotte (IL). Recalled INF Brent Morel from Charlotte.

DETROIT TIGERS – Sent OF Matt Tuiasosopo to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with SS Hector Martinez on a one-year contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Agreed to terms with 1B Chase McDonald on a minor league contract.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Placed OF Peter Bourjos on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Colin Cowgill from Salt Lake (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS – Agreed to terms with OF Jermaine Mitchell on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Sent INF Eduardo Nunez to Charleston (SAL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with INF Luis Cruz on a one-year contract. Placed INF Jayson Nix on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday.

TEXAS RANGERS – Agreed to terms with DH Manny Ramirez on a minor league contract and assigned him to Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Designated RHP Chien-Ming Wang for assignment. Recalled RHP Todd Redmond from Buffalo (IL). Signed OF Chaz Frank.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Placed 2B Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled OF Tony Campana from Reno (PCL).

CHICAGO CUBS–Added RHP Matt Guerrier and RHP Pedro Strop to the 25-man roster. Designated RHP Shawn Camp for assignment. Optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Iowa (PCL).

NEW YORK METS – Sent RHP Scott Atchison to the GCL Mets for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Agreed to terms with RHP Tyler Viza on a rehab assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated OF Jose Tabata from the 15-day DL. Agreed to terms with SS Adam Frazier and C Andrew Dennis on minor league contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Assigned RHP Cole Kimball outright to Syracuse (IL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS – Signed RHP Jake Meiers.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS – Sold the contract of LHP Clay Zavada to the San Diego Padres.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS – Signed RHP Ryan Wilkins and INF Gibby Briones.

Atlantic League

SUGAR LAND SKEETERS – Named Chris Jones general manager.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS – Released RHP James Schult.

Frontier League

ROCKFORD AVIATORS – Signed SS Brian Bistagne.



CFL – Fined Saskatchewan DB Dwight Anderson an undisclosed amount.



CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS–Agreed to terms with D Nick Leddy on a two-year contract.

DALLAS STARS – Signed D Jordie Benn to a three-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD – Waived D Tom Gilbert.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Bought out the contract of G Rick DiPietro.

OTTAWA SENATORS – Re-signed G Nathan Lawson to a one-year, two-way contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Re-signed G Cedrick Desjardins and D Matt Taormina to one-year, two-way contracts.


SPRINGFIELD FALCONS – Named Josh Tannenbaum manager of media and community relations, Luke Pawlak coordinator of creative services and game presentation and Jamie Gruschow account executive.


IDAHO STEELHEADS – Agreed with F Grant Blakey and D James Isaacs.



BUFFALO BANDITS – Named Troy Cordingley coach.



MLS – Suspended San Jose M Shea Salinas, Montreal coach Marco Schallibaum one game and fined them undisclosed amounts. Fined D.C. United coach Ben Olsen $2,000 and Toronto coach Ryan Nelson an undisclosed amount.

NEW YORK RED BULLS – Mutually agreed to cancel the contract of M Juninho.


NORTHEAST CONFERENCE – Added Saint Joseph’s as an associate member in men’s lacrosse.

EMORY & HENRY – Named Robert Richardson men’s soccer coach.

FLAGLER – Promoted Ryan Erlacher to associate athletic director.

GOUCHER – Named Ceri Miller women’s lacrosse coach.

MINNESOTA STATE – Named Jason Eck offensive line coach.

ORAL ROBERTS – Promoted Kyron Stokes to women’s assistant basketball coach. Named Janae Voelker director of women’s basketball operations and Jaci Bigham women’s graduate assistant basketball coach.

QUEENS (N.C.) – Named Bart Lundy men’s basketball coach.

RADFORD – Named Mackenzie Wartenberger cross country and assistant track and field coach.

WINTHROP – Named Michael King women’s assistant volleyball coach.