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American League

BOSTON RED SOX–Activated C David Ross from the 7-day concussion DL. Optioned C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket (IL). Placed OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 21 and 3B Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Alfredo Aceves and INF Jose Iglesias was recalled from Pawtucket.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX–Reinstated LHP John Danks from the 15-day DL.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Activated 1B Nick Swisher from the paternity list. Optioned INF Cord Phelps to Columbus (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES–Activated RHP Ivan Nova from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Dellin Betances to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

SEATTLE MARINERS–Designated INF Robert Andino for assignment. Recalled INF Carlos Triunfel from Tacoma (PCL). Selected th contract of C Jesus Sucre from Tacoma.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS–Placed LHP Darren Oliver on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 19. Selected the contract of LHP Sean Nolin from New Hampshire (EL). Transferred LHP J.A. Happ to the 60-day DL.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS–Placed LHP Sean Marshall on the 15-day DL. Activated LHP Manny Parra from the 15-day DL.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Activated LHP Tom Gorzelanny from the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Hiram Burgos on the 15-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Recalled UTL Michael Martinez and RHP Michael Stutes from Lehigh Valley (IL). Optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Lehigh Valley.

SAN DIEGO PADRES–Recalled LHP Tommy Layne from Tucson (PCL). Optioned RHP Burch Smith to Tucson.



NBA–Fined Memphis G Tony Allen $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against San Antonio.



CINCINNATI BENGALS–Signed RB Giovani Bernard.

CLEVELAND BROWNS–Signed OL Garrett Gilkey to a four-year contract.

HOUSTON TEXANS–Signed LB Sam Montgomery.



COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Signed G Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract and D Ilari Melart to a one-year entry-level contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS–Signed D Mikko Vainonen to a three-year, entry-level contract.


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE–Named Herb Vincent associate commissioner for communications.

DEPAUL–Granted senior men’s baskteball F Donnavan Kirk permission to seek a transfer.