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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Signed OF Silento Sayles and INF Paul Hendrix to minor league contracts. Signed LHP Clay Rapada to a minor league contract and assigned him to Columbus (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS–Signed 2B Tony Kemp, CF Jason Martin, SS Thomas Lindauer, LHP Albert Minnis, RHP William Chrismon, RHP Pat Christensen, LHP Randall Fant, RHP Zachary Morton and RHP Tyler Brunnemann to minor league contracts.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Agreed to terms with 3B Eric Jagielo on a minor league contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS–Sent C Brandon Bantz outright Tacoma (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS–Signed RHP Austin Pruitt, RHP Aaron Griffin, RHP Jaime Schultz, RHP Andrew Hanse, RHP Hunter Wood, RHP Cory Jordan and RHP D.J. Slaton, LHP Ben Griset, LHP Rick Teasley, INF Johnny Field, INF Patrick Blairn OF Julian Ridings and OF Jeremy Hadley.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS–Claimed RHP Nate Adcock off waivers from Kansas City and optioned him to Reno (PCL). Sold the rights to RHP Warner Madrigal to the Chunichi Dragons of the Japan’s Central League.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 60 day DL. Placed RHP A.J. Burnett on the 15-day DL (retroactive to June 9). Released RHP Jose Contreras.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Activated LHP Ross Detwiler from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Erik Davis to Syracuse (IL).

FOOTBALL

NFL

CHICAGO BEARS–Waived CB Maurice Jones.

DENVER BRONCOS–Released RB Willis McGahee. Signed RB Montee Ball and CB Kayvon Webster.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS–Waived DE Austen Lane and CB Trey Wilson. Signed CB Lionel Smith and P Ken Parrish.

MIAMI DOLPHINS–Signed WR Joe Hastings and DT Tracy Robertson. Waived WR Courtney Gardner and FB Ina Liaina.

OAKLAND RAIDERS–Signed LB Sio Moore.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES–Agreed to terms with QB Matt Barkley on a four-year contract.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS–Signed QB Landry Jones to a four-year contract.

ST. LOUIS RAMS–Signed WR Tavon Austin, LB Alec Ogletree, S T.J. McDonald, WR Stedman Bailey, OL Barrett Jones, CB Brandon McGee and RB Zac Stacy.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS–Signed WR Derek Hagan. Waived WR Jheranie Boyd.

TENNESSEE TITANS–Agreed to terms with WR Justin Hunter.

HOCKEY

NHL

DALLAS STARS–Signed D Kevin Connauton to a three-year contract through the 2015-16 season.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS–Agreed to terms with C Evgeni Malkin on an eight-year contract extension.

COLLEGE

NORTHWESTERN–Named Brian James men’s assistant basketball coach.

UCONN–Announced the retirement of men’s assistant basketball coach George Blaney.

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