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MLB–Suspended Free agent LHP Mike O’Connor for 50 games following a positive test for metabolites of Trenbolone under baseball’s minor league drug program. The penalty will take effect when O’Connor signs with another big league club.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Agreed to terms with RHP Hunter Harvey and OF Josh Hart on minor league contracts.

BOSTON RED SOX – Selected the contract of INF Brandon Snyder from Pawtucket (IL). Transferred C David Ross to the 60-day DL. Optioned 3B Will Middlebrooks to Pawtucket.

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Sent RHP Chris Perez to Mahohing Valley (NYP) for a rehab assignment.

DETROIT TIGERS – Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Jimenez on a minor league contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Recalled INFs Brett Wallace and Jake Elmore from Oklahoma City (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the New York Mets for OF Kyle Johnson.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Recalled RHP Kyle Gibson from Rochester (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES – Sent RHP Michael Pineda to Trenton (EL) for a rehab assignment.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Reinstated 2B Aaron Hill from the 15-day DL. Sent 3B Eric Chavez to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Reno.

CHICAGO CUBS – Designated RHP Carlos Marmol for assignment. Selected the contract of LHP Brian Bogusevic from Iowa (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS – Placed 2B Brandon Phillips on the paternity list.

COLORADO ROCKIES – Assigned RHP Logan Kensing outright to Colorado Springs (PCL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Activated OF Matt Kemp from the 15-day DL.

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with RHP Giancarlo Alvarado on a minor league contract.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Assigned UTL Michael Martinez outright to Lehigh Valley (IL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Agreed to terms with 1B Mason Katz and RHP Steven Farnworth on minor league contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Fresno (PCL). Placed RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Placed RHP Dan Haren on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled 1B/OF Tyler Moore from Syracuse (IL). Sent OF Bryce Harper to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment.



LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS – Named Doc Rivers coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. Traded an undisclosed future first-round draft pick to Boston for Rivers.

NEW YORK KNICKS–Announced G-F J.R. Smith has declined his contract option, making him a free agent. Extended a qualifying offer to F Chris Copeland.

MIAMI HEAT–Announced F James Jones and F Rashard Lewis have exercised their options for the 2013-14 season.

SACRAMENTO KINGS – Named Brendan Malone assistant coach.



DALLAS COWBOYS – Signed DT Jerome Long.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Promoted Dennis Polian to assistant director of football administration/pro scout. Named Luke Steckele special assistant to the head coach and Mike Yowarsky and James Kirkland scouts.



CAROLINA HURRICANES – Agreed to terms with F Brett Sutter on a one-year contract.

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Named Peter Horachek coach and Chuck Weber director of hockey operations and associate head coach of San Antonio (AHL). Promoted San Antonio assistant coach Jason Cipolla to Panthers video coach.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS – Bought out the remainder the contract for G Ilya Bryzgalov.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS – Named John Tortorella coach.


BIG 12 CONFERENCE – Named Austin Anderson and Braxton Banning as Will Hancock communications assistants and Riannon Rowley digital media assistant.

ARMY – Named Quinton Ferrell men’s assistant basketball coach.

BAYLOR – Named Toyelle Wilson and Sytia Messer women’s assistant basketball coaches.

PENN STATE – Announced men’s senior basketball G Allen Roberts has transferred from Miami (Ohio). Named Andrew Jones men’s graduate assistant basketball coach.

WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH – Announced the resignation of men’s and women’s tennis coach Steve Francour to take the same position at Lawrence.