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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Claimed RHP Josh Stinson off waivers from Oakland and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). Transferred LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from the 15- to the 60-day DL, retroactive to March 31.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Placed LHP Scott Kazmir on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 2.

DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Valverde on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Released RHP David Aardsma.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Traded LHP Travis Blackley to Houston Astros for OF Jake Goebbert.

TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with SS Elvis Andrus on a 10-year contract.

National League

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Young on a minor league contract.



ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed RB Alfonso Smith, CB Bryan McCann and S Curtis Taylor to one-year contracts.

ATLANTA FALCONS—Released OT Tyson Clabo, effective after June 1.

BALTIMORE RAVENS—Terminated the contract of LB Brendon Ayanbadejo.

DETROIT LIONS—Announced the retirement of K Jason Hanson.


NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed DT Mike Patterson.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Re-signed QB Rex Grossman and CB DeAngelo Hall. Signed QB Pat White.


WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Named Steve Hladio running backs coach.



NHL—Fined San Jose D Marc-Edouard Vlasic $8,378.38 for slashing Minnesota F Dany Heatley during an April 3 game.

CALGARY FLAMES—Signed G Laurent Brossoit to an three-year entry-level contract.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned F Sean Collins, G Patrick Killeen and D Blake Partlett to Springfield (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD—Recalled F Mikael Granlund from Houston (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled F Gabriel Dumont from Hamilton (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Chris Mueller and D Ryan Ellis from Milwaukee (AHL).


HAMILTON BULLDOGS—Signed F Charles Hudon to an amateur tryout contract.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Signed F Steven Whitney to an amateur tryout contract. Announced G Marco Cousineau was reassigned to the team from Fort Wayne (ECHL).

ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS—Signed F Adam Lowry to an amateur tryout contract.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Signed F Francis Beauvillier and D Jonathan Racine to amateur tryout contacts.


IOWA STATE—Announced the resignation of men’s assistant basketball coach Jeff Rutter to join men’s basketball staff at Drake.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN—Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach Danny Kaspar, to take the same position at Texas State.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN—Named Larry Tidwell women’s basketball coach.