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American League

BOSTON RED SOX–Signed LHP Trey Ball, OF Forrestt Allday, RHP Kyle Martin, RHP Taylor Grover, INF Carlos Asuaje, C Jake Romanski, OF Bryan Hudson, RHP Joe Gunke, INF Reed Gragnani, INF Jantzen Witte and C Daniel Bethea to minor league contracts.

MINNESOTA TWINS–Signed RHP Kohl Stewart, C Stuart Turner, LHP Stephen Gonsalves, C Brian Navaretto, RHP Brian Gilbert, C Mitch Garver, RHP C.K. Irby, INF Nelson Molina, RHP Ethan Mildren, RHP Brandon Peterson, OF Zach Granite, LHP Derrick Penilla, RHP Tanner Mendonca, SS Ryan Walker, RHP Jared Wilson, OF Jason Kanzler, RHP Tyler Stirewalt, C Alex Swim, RHP Zach Hayden, LHP Brandon Easton, OF Chad Christensen, 2B Tanner Vavra and SS Carlos Avila Jr. to minor league contracts.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS–Signed RHP Trey Masek to a minor league contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS–Signed RHP Mark Appel to a minor league contract.

SAN DIEGO PADRES–Recalled OF Jaff Decker from Tucson (PCL). Placed SS Everth Cabrera on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 17.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Reinstated 2B Danny Espinosa from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Syracuse (IL).



TORONTO RAPTORS–Named Bobby Webster vice president of basketball management and strategy.



CHICAGO BEARS–Named Mitchell Tanney director of analytics.

CLEVELAND BROWNS–Named Frank Edgerly senior pro scout and Brent Blaylock, Brendan Donovan, Matthew Manocherian and Patrick Moore college scouts.

DALLAS COWBOYS–Signed WR Terrance Williams to a four-year contract and S J.J. Wilcox.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS–Signed DT Justin Smith to a two-year contract extension through the 2015 season.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS–Signed CB Michael Adams. Waived G Jeremy Lewis.



LOS ANGELES KINGS–Re-signed F Brandon Kozun to a one-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS–Signed D Victor Bartley to a three-year contract.


ASSUMPTION–Named Mike Rocco baseball coach.

DUKE–Named Jacek Huchwadja assistant fencing coach.

PENN STATE–Announced the resignation of baseball coach Robbie Wine. Announced junior men’s basketball F Jon Graham was granted a release to transfer.

SHEPHERD–Named Melanie Ford assistant athletic director and Antoinette West women’s basketball coach.

ST. JOHN’S (NY)–Named Joseph Pellicane women’s assistant basketball coach.