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American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Sent LHP Franklin Morales to Portland (EL) for a rehab assignment.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Optioned 1B Mike McDade to Charlotte (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Placed OF Josh Reddick on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 7. Selected the contract of 1B Daric Barton from Sacramento (PCL). Released LHP Jordan Norberto.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Placed LHP J.A. Happ on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Edgar Gonzalez from Buffalo (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Placed 3B Chris Valaika on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Will Harris from Reno (PCL).

ATLANTA BRAVES – Sent RHP Luis Ayala to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assignment.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Placed 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 6. Recalled 2B Elian Herrera from Albuquerque (PCL).

MIAMI MARLINS – Placed INF Chris Valaika on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Derek Dietrich from Jacksonville (SL). Transferred INF Casey Kotchman to the 60-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Agreed to terms with LHP Bobby Bramhall on a minor league contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned INF Josh Harrison to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Duke Welker from Indianapolis. Promoted RHP Tim Alderson from Altoona (EL) to Indianapolis. Assigned RHP Quinton Miller to Altoona.



MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES – Fired international scouting coordinator Pete Philo and scouts Curtis Crawford and Will Conroy.


CLEVELAND BROWNS – Named Kevin Griffin vice president-fan experience and marketing.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Released TE Darren Fells.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Signed RB Jalen Parmele.


NASCAR – Reduced driver points deducted to Matt Kenseth from 50 to 12; the suspension of crew chief Jason Ratcliff from six races to one; eliminated the six-race suspension for owner Joe Gibbs; and reinstated Kenseth’s bonus points earned for his April 21 victory at the STP 400.


NCAA – Named Utah State vice president and director of athletics Scott Barnes chair of t he Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. Placed Wingate on one-year probation and gave former women’s basketball coach Barbara Nelson a two-year show-cause penalty for providing players with money and prescription drugs.

AUGUSTA STATE – Reassigned baseball coach Chris Cooper strength and conditioning coach for the athletics program.

BERRY – Named Ossie Buchannon and Kenneth Baker assistant football coaches.

DAVIDSON – Announced it is leaving the Southern Conference to join the Atlantic 10 Conference, effective July 1, 2014.

EASTERN MICHIGAN – Announced softball coach Karen Baird will not return.

MICHIGAN – Named Nolan Jones director of football operations. Promoted Bob Lopez to associate athletic director for football.

MOUNT UNION – Announced the resignation of football coach Larry Kehres, who will remain as athletic director. Named Vince Kehres football coach.

OREGON – Announced men’s basketball F Mike Moser will transfer from UNLV.