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COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE – Suspended N.Y. Mets RHP Christian Montgomery 50 games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Sent RHP John Lackey to Portland (EL) for a rehab assignment.

DETROIT TIGERS – Placed RHP Octavio Dotel on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 20. Recalled RHP Bruce Rondon from Toledo (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS – Optioned LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled RHP Jose Cisnero from Oklahoma City.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Placed OF Franklin Gutierrez on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Carlos Peguero from Tacoma (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Claimed LHP Aaron Laffey off waivers from the N.Y. Mets. Transferred SS Jose Reyes from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES – Reinstated 1B Freddie Freeman from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP David Carpenter to Gwinnett (IL).

CINCINNATI REDS – Sent LHP Sean Marshall to Louisville (IL) for a rehab assignment.

NEW YORK METS – Optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled OF Juan Lagares from Las Vegas.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Sent C Carlos Ruiz to Reading (EL) for a rehab assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Reinstated INF Brandon Inge from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Alex Presley to Indianapolis (IL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Claimed LHP Xavier Cedeno off waivers from Houston and optioned him to Syracuse (IL).



CHARLOTTE BOBCATS – Fired coach Mike Dunlap.



CINCINNATI BENGALS – Signed LB James Harrison.

DENVER BRONCOS – Signed P Britton Colquitt to a one-year contract.



COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Signed LW Matt Calvert to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season.


ECHL – Announced the Trenton Titans have ceased operations. Suspended Idaho D Gord Baldwin two games and fined him an undisclosed amount.


ALABAMA – Announced men’s basketball G Trevor Lacey will transfer.

JAMES MADISON – Signed men’s basketball coach Matt Brady to a four-year contract.

NEW MEXICO – Agreed to terms with football coach Bob Davie on a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season.

RUTGERS – Named Eddie Jordan men’s basketball coach.