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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Named Jose Hernandez field coach for Norfolk (IL); Einar Diaz, hitting coach for Bowie (EL); Ryan Minor manager, Kennie Steenstra pitching coach and Torre Tyson hitting coach for Frederick (Carolina); Luis Pujols manager, Butch Davis hitting coach and Greg Svarczkopf strength and conditioning coach for Delmarva (SAL); Matt Merullo manager for Aberdeen (NYP); and Orlando Gomez manager and Wilson Alvarez pitching coach of the GCL Orioles.

TAMPA BAY RAYS–Named Paul Hoover catching coordinator; Brady Williams manager and Bill Moloney pitching coach of Charlotte (FSL); Jared Sandberg manager and Kyle Snyder pitching coach of Bowling Green (MWL); Michael Johns manager and Steve Watson pitching coach of Hudson Valley (NYP); Danny Sheaffer manager of Princeton (Appalachian) and Jim Morrison manager of the GCL Rays.

TEXAS RANGERS–Agreed to terms with INF/OF Jeff Baker and LHP Nate Robertson on minor league contracts.

Japan Central League

YOKOHAMA DENA BAYSTARS–Signed OF Nyjer Morgan to a one-year contract.



DALLAS STARS–Recalled F Colton Sceviour from Texas (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS–Recalled F Benn Ferriero from Connecticut (AHL).


PEORIA RIVERMEN–Announced F Cody Beach was reassigned to Evansville (ECHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE–Recalled F David Pacan from Cincinnati (ECHL).


ECHL–Suspended Wheeling’s Zack Torquato one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Jan. 25 game against Bakersfield. Fined Trenton’s Paul Lee an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Jan. 25 game against Las Vegas.

READING ROYALS–Signed D James Sanford. Announced G Brandon Anderson was reassigned to the team from Hershey (AHL) and D Patrick Wellar was recalled by Hershey.



USSF–Named B.J. Snow coach and April Kater development coach of the U.S. Under-17 Women’s national team.