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COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE – Suspended Tampa Bay C Mark Thomas (Montgomery-SL) 50 games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Optioned RHP C.C. Lee to Columbus (IL). Reinstated RHP Zach McAllister from the 15-day DL.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Optioned LHP Michael Roth to Arkansas (TL). Reinstated RHP Tommy Hanson from the 15-day DL. Assigned 3B Brendan Harris outright to Salt Lake (PCL).

NEW YORK YANKEES – Assigned INF Alberto Gonzalez outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

SEATTLE MARINERS – Sent OF Michael Morse to Tacoma (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned LHP Bobby La Fromboise to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Everett (NWL).

TEXAS RANGERS – Optioned RHP Cory Burns and LHP Joseph Ortiz to Round Rock (PCL). Reinstated RHP Alexi Ogando from the 15-day DL.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Optioned LHP Eury De La Rosa to Reno (PCL). Recalled LHP Tyler Skaggs from Visalia (Cal).

ATLANTA BRAVES – Placed LHP Paul Maholm on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday.

CHICAGO CUBS – Optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Iowa (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS – Added LHP Tony Cingrani to the roster as a doubleheader 26th player.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Selected the contract of RHP Carlos Marmol from Chattanooga (SL).

MIAMI MARLINS – Optioned OF Marcell Ozuna and 2B Derek Dietrich to Jacksonville (SL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Recalled OF Khris Davis from Nashville (PCL). Sent RHP Alfredo Figaro to the Arizona League Brewers for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Placed LHP Joe Savery on the 15-day DL retroactive to July 14. Recalled LHP Raul Valdes from Lehigh Valley (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Placed RHP Jason Grilli on the 15-day DL. Designated INF Brandon Inge for assignment. Reinstated 2B Neil Walker from the 15-day DL.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Tucson (PCL). Recalled RHP Tyson Ross from Tucson.

Frontier League

JOLIET SLAMMERS – Signed RHP Hart Mizell.



CHICAGO BULLS – Waived F Malcolm Thomas.

DALLAS MAVERICKS – Signed G Monta Ellis.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – Signed C Jermaine O’Neal.



ATLANTA FALCONS – Released WR Tim Toone.

BUFFALO BILLS – Released DE Mark Anderson. Placed OL Chris Hairston on the PUP list.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Agreed to terms OL John Greco on a five-year contract.

DENVER BRONCOS – Released LB Joe Mays.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Released QB Matt Brown.

HOUSTON TEXANS – Signed S D.J. Swearinger and OT Brennan Williams.

NEW YORK JETS – Signed PK Billy Cundiff, LS Pat Scales and OT Jeffrey Shugarts. Released PK Brett Maher, WR Thomas Mayo and T Mark Popek.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Signed QB Tyler Wilson.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Released CB Ray Polk. Signed TE Michael Palmer.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Released RB Matt Brown. Signed RB Peyton Hillis to a one-year contract.



BUFFALO SABRES – Signed G Matt Hackett to a one-year contract.

LOS ANGELES KINGS – Agreed to terms with F Trevor Lewis on a one-year contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Signed RW Jaromir Jagr.

OTTAWA SENATORS – Re-signed F Corey Cowick to a one-year, two-way contract.

WINNIPEG JETS – Agreed to terms with F Eric O’Dell on a one-year, two-way contract.


BAKERSFIELD CONDORS – Named Ryan Murphy assistant coach and Rusty Aldridge equipment manager.


READING ROYALS – Agreed to terms with Ds Bobby Shea and Brad Walch.



MONTREAL IMPACT – Signed M Hernan Bernardello.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY – Signed manager and technical director Peter Vermes to a contract extension through the 2017 season.


USA WRESTLING – Announced the resignation of national teams director Mitch Hull, who will become executive director of the Wisconsin Regional Training Center and volunteer coach of the Badger Wrestling Club.


INDIANA STATE – Named Aaron Archie linebackers coach.