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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Placed RHP Clayton Mortensen on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jose De La Torre from Pawtucket (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Transferred RHP Brett Myers to the 60-day DL.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Agreed to terms with OF James Ramsay, RHP Kyle Westwood, LHP Sebastian Kessay and C Brett Booth on minor league contracts.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Agreed to terms with RHPs Luke Farrell, Chase Darhower, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Perez, Glenn Sparkman, Andrew Brockett and Alex Black; OFs Amalani Fukofuka, Daniel Rockett, Dominique Taylor and Riley King; SSs Hunter Dozier and Kevin Kuntz; 2B Andrew Ayers; 1B Brandon Dulin, LHP Jonathan Dziedzic; and C Frank Schwindel on minor league contracts. Sent RHP Felipe Paulino to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Designated 3B Chris Nelson for assignment. Reinstated OF Peter Bourjos from the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Robert Coello on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled RHP Dane De La Rosa from Salt Lake (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS – Recalled OF Oswaldo Arcia from Rochester (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Agreed to terms with RHPs Dylan Covey, Louis Trivino, Dakota Freese, Junior Mendez, Samuel Bragg, Trevor Bayless, Kevin Johnson, Jonathan Massad, Blake McMullen, A.J. Burke, Dominique Vattuone and Joseph Michaud; OFs Tyler Marincov, Justin Higley, Jaycob Brugman, Scott Masik and Benjamin McQuown; LHPs Chris Kohler. LHP Matt Stalcup and LHP Jerad Grundy; Cs Josh Miller and Kyle Wheeler; 1B Ryan Huck; 2B Joseph Bennie; and 3B Austin Kubala on minor league contracts.

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Placed RHP Alex Cobb on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Durham (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS – Agreed to terms with RHP Alex Gonzalez on a minor league contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Assigned OF Evan Crawford outright to New Hampshire (EL). Sent LHP Luis Perez to Dunedin (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Chien-Ming Wang on a minor league contract. Designated 3B Andy LaRoche for assignment. Released C Henry Blanco.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS – Optioned INF Henry Rodriguez to Louisville (IL). Recalled LHP Tony Cingrani from Louisville.

COLORADO ROCKIES – Released RHP Jon Garland. Placed RHP Edgmer Escalona on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled LHP Josh Outman from Colorado Springs (PCL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Sent C A.J. Ellis to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment.

MIAMI MARLINS – Placed 1B Casey Kotchman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Reinstated OF Giancarlo Stanton from the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Selected the contract of RHP Gerrit Cole from Indianapolis (IL). Sent RHP Jose Contreras to Indianapolis for a rehab assignment.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Optioned RHP Burch Smith to Tucson (PCL). Recalled RHP Nick Vincent from Tucson.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Placed 3B Pablo Sandoval on teh 15-day DL. Recalled INF Nick Noonan from Fresno (PCL).

FOOTBALL

NFL

BALTIMORE RAVENS – Re-signed TE Billy Bajema. Terminated the contract of FB Vonta Leach.

CHICAGO BEARS – Traded OT Gabe Carimi to Tampa Bay for a 2014 sixth-round draft pick. Agreed to terms with DT Sedrick Ellis on a one-year contract.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Waived CB Malik James. Signed DT Jeris Pendleton.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Signed WR Terrell Sinkfield.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Agreed to terms with RB Ahmad Bradshaw.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Claimed QB Mike Kafka off waivers from New England.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed QB Tim Tebow.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Waived OT Nick Speller.

MOTORSPORTS

INDYCAR – Fined Team Penske $35,000 and docked it 15 points after a post-race inspection turned up a problem on Helio Castroneves’ race-winning car at Texas.

SOCCER

MLS

MLS – Fined Real Salt Lake M Ned Grabavoy an undisclosed amount for simulation.

NASL

INDY ELEVEN – Named Juergen Sommer coach and director of soccer operations.

NEW YORK COSMOS – Acquired Satoru Kashiwase on loan from Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan-J.League).

NWSL

WASHINGTON SPIRIT – Acquired F Conny Pohlers on loan from VfL Wolfsburg (Germany-Bundesliga).

WINTER SPORTS

U.S. NORDIC COMBINED SKI TEAM – Named Marc Noelke jumping coach.

COLLEGE

BINGHAMTON – Named Stephanie Allen women’s lacrosse coach.

HOWARD PAYNE – Named Meia Daniels women’s basketball coach.

NORTHERN IOWA – Announced men’s basketball G Paul Jesperson has transferred from Virginia.

PITTSBURGH – Signed athletic director Steve Pederson to a five-year contract extension through 2018.

SHENANDOAH – Announced the resignation of men’s lacrosse coach Mike Kruger.

TOLEDO – Signed men’s basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk to a two-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

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