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American League

BALITMORE ORIOLES–Claimed C Luis Martinez off waivers from Texas.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Agreed to terms with RHP Brett Myers on a one-year contract.

TEXAS RANGERS–Announced C Eli Whiteside cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS–Claimed RHP Chad Beck off waivers from Pittsburgh.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Named Carlos Garcia manager of Altoona (EL), Frank Kremblas manager of Bradenton (FSL), Michael Ryan manager of West Virginia (SAL), Dave Turgeon manager of Jamestown (NYP), Milver Reyes manager of the GCL Pirates and Keoni De Renne of the Dominican Summer League team.

Midwest League

QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS–Announced Omar Lopez was named manager, Dave Borkowski was named pitching coach, Joel Chimelis was named hitting coach and Steve Miller was named trainer.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX–Released LHP Chuck Lofgren.



NEW ORLEANS HORNETS–Waived F Dominic McGuire.


RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS–Acquired C Hassan Whiteside from Sioux Falls for F Damian Saunders.


National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS–Signed WR Brittan Golden to a reserve/future contract.

HOUSTON TEXANS–Placed LB Tim Dobbins on injured reserve. Signed LB Cameron Collins from the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS–Announced general manager Scott Pioli and the team have “mutually parted ways.”

NEW YORK GIANTS–Signed OT Matt McCants, OT Levy Adcock, G Stephen Goodwin, TE Larry Donnell, DE Matt Broha, CB Laron Scott, QB Curtis Painter, LB Jake Muasau, WR Brandon Collins, CB Trumaine McBride, WR Kevin Hardy, G Michael Jasper, DT Bobby Skinner to reserve-future contracts.


WASHINGTON REDSKIN–Restored CB Cedric Griffin to the 53-man roster.



GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS–Announced RW Willie Coetzee was assigned to the team from Toledo (ECHL) and RW Andrej Nestrasil and D Gleason Fournier were assigned to Toledo.


READING ROYALS–Released F Brandon Blandina. Activated F Kirk MacDonald from the reserve list. Placed F Danick Paquette on the reserve list.



COLORADO RAPIDS–Re-signed G Steward Ceus.

NEW YORK RED BULLS–Terminated the contract of MF Victor Palsson.


FIU–Named Ron Turner football coach.

FLORIDA–Announced TE Jordan Reed will enter the NFL draft.

GEORGIA–Announced LB Jarvis Jones will enter the NFL draft.

LSU–Announced S Eric Reid will enter the NFL draft.

SOUTHERN MISS–Named Marcus Arroyo offensive coordinator/outside receivers coach, David Duggan defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, Pete Perot offensive line coach, John Simon running back coach, Andrew Thacker safeties coach and John Wozniak inside wide receivers/special teams coach. Retained Steve Buckley as recruiting coordinator.

UTAH STATE–Named Kevin McGiven offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

WISCONSIN–Announced C Travis Frederick will enter the NFL draft.