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American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Fired manager Bobby Valentine. Activated LHP Drake Britton and RHP Stolmy Pimentel. Transferred 3B Will Middlebrooks to the 60-day DL, retroactive to Oct. 2. Designated C Guillermo Quiroz for assignment.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Activated RHP Nestor Molina, RHP Simon Castro, LHP Charles Leesman, 3B Brent Morel and RHP Anthony Carter.

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Recalled 1B Lars Anderson, SS Juan Diaz and RHP Kevin Slowey from Columbus (IL); RHP Danny Salazar from Akron (EL); and RHP Fabio Martinez from Carolina (Carolina).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Recalled LHP Brad Mills, RHP David Carpenter, RHP Steve Geltz, 3B Luis Jimenez and RHP Bobby Cassevah from Salt Lake (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS – Announced hitting coach Chris Chambliss will not be retained. Recalled RHP Chance Ruffin, LHP Danny Hultzen and RHP D.J. Mitchell from Tacoma (PCL) and LHP Mauricio Robles, RHP Yoervis Medina and 3B Francisco Martinez from Jackson (SL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Recalled RHP Alex Colome, RHP Josh Lueke and LHP Alexander Torres from Durham (IL) and RHP Wilking Rodriguez from Charlotte (FSL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Assigned LHP Aaron Laffey, RHP Shawn Hill and RHP Bobby Korecky outright off the 40-man roster. Recalled LHP Evan Crawford, 1B Mike McDade and C Travis d’Arnaud from Buffalo (IL) and RHP Sam Dyson from New Hampshire (EL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Recalled RHP Sam Demel, RHP Jonathan Albaladejo, 3B Josh Bell, RHP Joe Martinez, LHP Joe Paterson and RHP Trevor Bauer from Reno (PCL).

CHICAGO CUBS – Promoted Shiraz Rehman to assistant general manager. Recalled RHP Casey Coleman and LHP Brooks Raley from Iowa (PCL); SS Junior Lake, RHP Jacob Brigham and OF Matt Szczur from Tennessee (SL); and OF Jorge Soler and LHP Gerardo Concepcion from Kane County (MWL).

COLORADO ROCKIES – Recalled SS Tommy Field and 2B Charlie Culberson from Colorado Springs (PCL).

HOUSTON ASTROS – Recalled LHP Rudy Owens and OF J.B. Shuck from Oklahoma City (PCL); RHP Arcenio Leon and RHP Paul Clemens from Corpus Christi (TL); and RHP Jorge De Leon from Lancaster (Cal).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Activated RHP Rubby De La Rosa. Recalled OF Scott Van Slyke, OF Matt Angle and OF Jerry Sands from Albuquerque (PCL) and OF Yasiel Puig from Rancho Cucamonga (Cal). Sent De La Rosa and Sands to Boston to complete an earlier trade.

MIAMI MARLINS – Recalled OF Kevin Mattison, C Brett Hayes, OF Chris Coghlan, RHP Alex Sanabia, RHP Evan Reed and LHP Brad Hand from New Orleans (PCL) and RHP Sandy Rosario, RHP Arquimedes Caminero and 3B Zack Cox from Jacksonville (SL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Named Mick Billmeyer catching coach, Steve Henderson hitting coach, Rod Nichols bullpen coach and Ryne Sandberg third base coach and infield instructor. Retained pitching coach Rich Dubee.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Recalled RHP Duke Welker, RHP Daniel McCutchen, 3B Yamaico Navarro and 1B Matt Hague from Indianapolis (IL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Recalled LHP Josh Spence, OF Blake Tekotte and RHP Thad Weber from Tucson (PCL) and LHP Juan Oramas, OF Rymer Liriano, 3B Edinson Rincon and 2B Jeudy Valdez from San Antonio (TL).



CHICAGO BULLS – Waived G Vance Cooksey.



CINCINNATI BENGALS – Signed CB Chris Lewis-Harris to the practice squad.

DETROIT LIONS – Signed DE Clifton Geathers and CB Lionel Smith to the practice squad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Released CB Reggie Corner from injured reserve.



ECHL – Fined San Francisco D Trevor Hendrikx an undisclosed amount for his actions during Wednesday’ preseason game against Stockton.

READING ROYALS – Released D Brad Walch, G Alexandre Beaudry, F Justin Kemmerer, F Levi Lind, G Ross MacKinnon, F Matt Moffat, F Ryan Stouffer, D Nick Wheeler and F Josh Wrobel.


MIAMI – Announced the resignation of athletic director Shawn Eichorst. Named Blake James acting athletic director.

MISSOURI – Suspended WR Dorial Green-Beckham, LB Torey Boozer and WR Levi Copelin one game.

NEBRASKA – Named Shawn Eichorst athletic director and signed him to a five-year contract, effective Jan. 1.

TCU – Suspended QB Casey Pachall indefinitely.