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American League

BOSTON RED SOX–Promoted Pam Kenn to senior director of public affairs. Named Kevin Gregg director of media relations.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Signed RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Agreed to terms with INF Bill Hall on a minor league contract. Named Omar Vizquel roving infield instructor.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Signed OF Matt Diaz, INF Dan Johnson, OF Thomas Neal, OF Juan Rivera and C Bobby Wilson to minor league contracts.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS–Agreed to terms with INF/OF Martin Pradoon a four-year contract through 2016.

CINCINNATI REDS–Agreed to terms with OF Chris Heisey and RHP Alfredo Simon On one-year contracts.

NEW YORK METS–Signed RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league contract.


KANSAS STATE –Signed football coach Bill Snyder to a five-year contract through 2017.

OREGON–Promoted Scott Frost to offensive coordinator.