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National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS–Agreed to terms with 2B Aaron Hill on a three-year contract extension.

MIAMI MARLINS–Signed 3B Chone Figgins to a minor-league contract.

NEW YORK METS–Signed RHP Brandon Lyon to a one-year contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Agreed to terms with 3B David Freese on a one-year contract.



MIAMI HEAT–Signed F-C Chris Andersen for remainder of season.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES–Waived F Lou Amundson. Signed F Mickael Gelabale and F Chris Johnson for the remainder of the season.


IDAHO STAMPEDE–Signed F Reggie Larry.



PHILADELPHIA EAGLES–Named Dave Fipp special teams coordinator.



DETROIT RED WINGS–Recalled F Joakim Andersson from Grand Rapids (AHL). Placed G Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve.

LOS ANGELES KINGS–Acquired D Keaton Ellerby from Florida for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick. Assigned D Andrew Campbell to Manchester (AHL).


ECHL–Suspended San Francisco’s Hans Benson one game for his actions in a Feb. 6 against Las Vegas.


FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL–Named Morgan Turner assistant football coach.

MIAMI–Named Blake James athletic director, removing the “acting” tag off his title.

MICHIGAN STATE–Named Ron Burton defensive line coach.

OHIO STATE–Announced cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs will also coach the team’s special teams.