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National League

CHICAGO CUBS–Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Baker on a one-year contract.

COLORADO ROCKIES–Named Dante Bichette hitting instructor.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Named Chuck Crim bullpen coach, Ken Howell assistant pitching coach and John Valentin assistant hitting coach.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Agreed to terms with INF Kevin Frandsen on a one-year contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Agreed to terms with C Rob Johnson on a minor league contract. Released RHP Kyle McClellan unconditionally.


USA BASKETBALL–Re-eleted chairman and managing director Jerry Colangelo. Named Kim Bohuny, Mark Tatum, Dan Gavitt, Mark Lewis, Chris Plonsky, Bob Gardner, Billy Hunter, Jim Carr, Chauncey Billups and Katie Smith to the board of directors.


CHARLOTTE HORNETS–Traded G Matt Carroll to New Orleans for F Hakim Warrick.



CHICAGO BEARS–Signed QB Josh McCown. Released TE Brody Eldridge.

DENVER BRONCOS–Released S Duke Ihenacho.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS–Signed LB Shawn Loiseau and TE Martell Webb to the practice squad.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Signed G Mitch Petrus. Signed LB Jeff Tarpinian to the practice squad. Released LB Jerrell Harris from the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS–Waived LB Aaron Maybin. Placed DB Isaiah Trufant on injured reserve.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS–Released DT Alameda Ta’amu. Signed WR David Gilreath from the practice squad.



ECHL–Named Todd Merton director of marketing and licensing.

READING ROYALS–Announced F Alex Berry was recalled to Hershey (AHL).


SAN DIEGO STATE–Announced the NCAA has suspended men’s basketball F Winston Shepard three games.