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American League

TEXAS RANGERS – Agreed to terms with C Geovany Soto on a one-year contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Claimed C Eli Whiteside off waivers from the N.Y. Yankees.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Sold the contract of RHP Brad Bergesen to Chunichi (Central League-Japan).

ATLANTA BRAVES – Promoted minor league strength and conditioning coordinator Rick Slate to director of strength and conditioning.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Marquis on a one-year contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Agreed to terms with LHP Zach Duke on a one-year contract.



HOUSTON ROCKETS – Recalled F Terrence Jones from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).



BUFFALO BILLS – Released LB Kirk Morrison.

CAROLINA PANTHERS – Placed S Sherrod Martin on injured reserve.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn. Named Tommy Brashear defensive line coach.



EDMONTON OILERS – Reassigned RW Toni Rajala from Oklahoma City (AHL) to Stockton (ECHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Reassigned F Jason Clark from Bridgeport (AHL) to Gwinnett (ECHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES – Reassigned F Stefan Della Rovere, F Sebastian Wannstrom and D Brett Ponich from Peoria (AHL) to Evansville (ECHL).


ALBANY DEVILS – Signed C Stephen Gionta.


STOCKTON THUNDER – Loaned D Nathan Deck to Oklahoma City (AHL) on a professional tryout agreement.


CHL – Suspended Arizona F/D Kyle Hood and Rapid City D Justin Sawyer four games.



TORONTO FC – Traded D Aaron Maund to Real Salt Lake for F Justin Braun.


FLORIDA – Named Joker Phillips receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

IDAHO – Named Paul Petrino football coach.

MISSOURI – Announced the resignation of offensive coordinator David Yost.

NYU – Named David Lado men’s and women’s assistant track and field coach.

SOUTH CAROLINA – Signed football coach Steve Spurrier to a two-year contract extension through 2017.

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