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American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Acquired OF Jason Kubel and cash from Arizona for a player to be named later or cash. Signed C Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract and assigned him Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP Scott Barnes from Columbus and placed him on the 60-day DL.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Placed RHP Samuel Deduno and OF Wilkin Ramirez on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Pedro Hernandez from New Britain (EL) and OF Darin Mastroianni from Rochester (IL).

SEATTLE MARINERS – Traded OF Michael Morse to Baltimore for OF Xavier Avery.

TEXAS RANGERS – Recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned RHP Ross Wolf to Round Rock.

National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Agreed to terms with RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez on a three-year contract. Transferred LHP John Lannan to the 60-day DL.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Acquired RHP John Axford from Milwaukee for a player to be named.



NFL – Suspended Cincinnati DE DeQuin Evans eight regular-season games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Placed G Jonathan Cooper on injured reserve. Released S Jonathon Amaya, C Adam Bice, WR Dan Buckner, DT David Carter, TE Alex Gottlieb, WR Charles Hawkins, G Senio Kelemete, LB Zack Nash, LB Colin Parker, TE Richard Quinn, G Chilo Rachal, S Curtis Taylor and WR Mike Thomas.

ATLANTA FALCONS – Waived LB Brian Banks. Placed QB Sean Renfree and TE Andrew Szczerba on injured reserve.

BALTIMORE RAVENS – Released QB Caleb Haney and QB Dayne Crist, RB Delone Carter, RB Anthony Allen, OT Jordan Devey, OT Rogers Gaines, TE Alex Silvestro, CB Marc Anthony, LB Nigel Carr, LB randon Copeland and C Reggie Stephens. Placed LB D.J. Bryant on injured reserve.

BUFFALO BILLS – Signed C Eric Wood to a contract extension. Placed QB Kevin Kolb, WR Brad Smith and RB Drew Smith on injured reserve. Released DE Kourtnei Brown, RB Zach Brown, DB Crezdon Butler, G Antoine Caldwell, G Zack Chibane, DB Jordan Dangerfield, TE Dorin Dickerson, DB Kip Edwards, RB Kendall Gaskins, DT Jarron Gilbert, DB T.J. Heath, WR Brandon Kaufman, QB Matt Leinart, LB Keith Pough, TE Nick Provo, OT Zebrie Sanders, LB Brian Smith and C David Snow.

CHICAGO BEARS – Terminated the contracts of QB Jordan Palmer, QB Trent Edwards and G Edwin Williams. Released OL J’Marcus Webb, RB Armando Allen, TE Fendi Onobun, G Derek Dennis, LB Jerry Franklin, WR Brittan Golden, LS Brandon Hartson, CB Demontre Hurst, WR Josh Lenz, S Tom Nelson, DT Christian Tupou, FB Harvey Unga, DE Aston Whiteside and DE Josh Williams.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Waived OL Braxston Cave, WR Mike Edwards, TE Dan Gronkowski, DB Abdul Kanneh, RB Miguel Maysonet, DB Kent Richardson and P/K Colton Schmidt.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released TE Jake Ballard, DE Marcus Benard, TE Daniel Fells, WR Johnathan Haggerty, LB Mike Rivera, OL Luke Patterson, FB Ben Bartholomew, DL Gilbert Pena, OL Matt Stankiewitch and DL Scott Vallone.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Placed DE Joe Kruger on the injured reserve list. Waived/injured CB Trevard Lindley. Released LB Everette Brown, DT Antonio Dixon, QB Dennis Dixon, DE David King, QB G.J. Kinne, OL Matt Kopa, WR Ifeanyi Momah, WR Will Murphy, OL Dallas Reynolds, LB Adrian Robinson and OL Matt Tennant.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Waived S Al Afalava, T Daniel Baldridge, TE Brandon Barden (injured), DT Zach Clayton, LB Gary Guyton, DT DaJohn Harris, DE Nigel Nicholas, RB Jalen Parmele, G Kasey Studdard and WR Dontel Watkins.



ANAHEIM DUCKS – Agreed to terms with RW Teemu Selanne on a one-year contract.


UNLV – Promoted Liam Connors to men’s associate head soccer coach. Named Dan Schell men’s assistant soccer coach and Frank D’Amelio men’s volunteer assistant soccer coach.