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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Optioned RHP Josh Stinson to Norfolk (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS–Optioned RHP Jose Alvarez to Toledo (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Optioned LHP Danny Duffy to Omaha (PCL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Placed RHP Bartolo Colon on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled LHP Tommy Milone from Sacramento (PCL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES–Released 3B Blake DeWitt.

MIAMI MARLINS–Traded RHP Doug Mathis to Pittsburgh for a player to be named or cash.

NEW YORK METS–Placed RHP Jenrry Mejia on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Greg Burke from Las Vegas (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Optioned OF Andrew Lambo to Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of LHP Kris Johnson from Indianapolis. Transferred C Michael McKenry to the 60-day DL.

FOOTBALL

NFL

BUFFALO BILLS–Placed WR Kevin Elliott on injured reserve. Released OL Tony Hills, WR Terrell Sinkfield and DBs Don Unamba and Mark LeGree.

CHICAGO BEARS–Signed QB Trent Edwards to a one-year contract. Released WR Jerrell Jackson.

CINCINNATI BENGALS–Released LB Aaron Maybin. Waived WR Tyrone Goard and CB Troy Stoudermire.

CLEVELAND BROWNS–Re-signed RB Jermaine Cook. Released CB Kenronte Walker.

DETROIT LIONS–Signed T Kevin Haslem. Released OT Austin Holtz.

CFL

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS–Fired offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Gary Crowton. Named Marcel Bellfeuille offensive coordinator.

COLLEGE

RPI–Named Dick Maloney defensive and recruiting coordinator.

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