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  • High schools



American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Signed OF Michael Bourn to a four-year contract.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Dwyer, LHP Donnie Joseph, LHP Justin Marks, LHP Everett Teaford, RHP Nate Adcock, INF Irving Falu and OF Jarrod Dyson on one-year contracts.

National League

MIAMI MARLINS–Signed 1B Casey Kotchman to a minor-league contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Agreed to terms with RHP Jordan Zimmermann on a one-year contract.



BUFFALO BILLS–Re-signed QB Tarvaris Jackson.

GREEN BAY PACKERS–Released DB Charles Woodson.

ST. LOUIS RAMS–Named Tim Walton defensive coordinator. Placed WR Titus Young on waivers.



CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS–Recalled G Henrik Karlsson from the Rockford (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Activated D Adrian Aucoin from injured reserve.

DETROIT RED WINGS–Recalled RW Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL). Placed F Todd Bertuzzi on injured reserve. Reassigned RW Willie Coetzee to Grand Rapids from Toledo (ECHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS–Assigned F Chris Kreider to Connecticut (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS–Recalled F David Dziurzynski and F Derek Grant, D Eric Gryba from Binghamton (AHL).


READING ROYALS–Announced F T.J. Syner was loaned to the team by Hershey (AHL).


NEW MEXICO–Named Scott Baumgartner wide receivers coach.

WASHINGTON AND LEE–Named Jon Berlin assistant football coach and assistant professor of physical education.

WYOMING–Named Dan Georgalas assistant volleyball coach.