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American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Assigned RHP Alfredo Aceves outright to Pawtucket (IL).

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

TEXAS RANGERS – Sent OFs Craig Gentry and Jeff Baker to Frisco (TL) for rehab assignments.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Sent OF Melky Cabrera to New Hampshire (EL) for a rehab assignment.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES – Traded RHPs Parker Frazier to Cincinnati for RHP Armando Galarraga.

MIAMI MARLINS – Optioned LHP Duane Below to New Orleans (PCL). Sent RHP Jose Ceda to the GCL Marlins for a rehab assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Optioned OF Khris Davis to Nashville (PCL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Sent RHP Chris Carpenter to Springfield (TL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned RHP Keith Butler to Memphis (PCL).



ATLANTA HAWKS – Signed F Elton Brand.

BOSTON CELTICS – Waived F Kris Joseph.

DETROIT PISTONS – Signed F Luigi Datome and G Will Bynum.

HOUSTON ROCKETS – Signed G Isaiah Canaan. Agreed to terms with F Robert Covington and G B.J. Young. Waived G/F James Anderson and C Tim Ohlbrecht.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES – Re-signed G Tony Allen and F Jon Leuer to multiyear contracts.

SACRAMENTO KINGS – Signed F Carl Landry to a four-year contract.



DENVER BRONCOS – Suspended director of player personnel Matt Russell indefinitely and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert one month for suspicion of drunken driving.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Signed P/K Colton Schmidt to a three-year contract.



ANAHEIM DUCKS – Re-signed D Mat Clark to a one-year contract.

KHL (Russia)

SKA ST. PETERSBURG – Signed F Ilya Kovalchuk to a four-year contract.


STOCKTON THUNDER – Named Rich Kromm coach and director of hockey operations.


VANDERBILT – Dismissed DB Brandon Banks, S Corey Batey, WR Jaborian McKenzie and TE Brandon Vandenburg from the football team.

WEST VIRGINIA – Announced F Aaric Murray has left the men’s basketball team.