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American League

DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned LHP Phil Coke to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Jose Alvarez from Toledo.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Optioned OF Colin Cowgill to Salt Lake (PCL). Transferred RHP Robert Coello to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Billy Buckner from Salt Lake.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Recalled OF Chris Colabello from Rochester (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES – Optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS – Agreed to terms with INF Brendan Harris on a minor league contract and assigned him to Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Placed OF Jose Bautista on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Thad Weber to Buffalo (IL). Recalled OF Moises Sierra from Buffalo.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Placed RHP Rob Wooten on paternity leave. Recalled RHP Donovan Hand from Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS – Reinstated C John Buck from paternity leave. Sent RHP Frank Francisco to the GCL Mets for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Agreed to terms with OF Roger Bernadina. Optioned UT Michael Martinez to Lehigh Valley (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned RHP Ryan Reid to Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of OF Felix Pie from Indianapolis. Transferred LHP Wandy Rodriguez to the 60-day DL.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Optioned LHP Ian Krol to Syracuse (IL). Reinstated RHP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day DL.



NBA – Announced the resignation of NBA International president Heidi Ueberroth, effective at the end of the year.

BOSTON CELTICS – Named Walter McCarty. Ron Adams and Micah Shrewsberry assistant coaches.

DETROIT PISTONS – Signed C Josh Harrellson to a two-year contract.

SACRAMENTO KINGS – Named Ryan Bowen assistant coach and assistant director of player development.



NFL – Suspended Houston DE Antonio Smith two preseason games and one regular-season game for a flagrant violation of NFL safety rules.

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Signed PK Dan Carpenter to a one-year contract. Released WRs Robert Gill and Robby Toma.

BALTIMORE RAVENS – Traded WR David Reed to Indianapolis for RB Delone Carter.

BUFFALO BILLS – Named Gregg Brandon vice president and general counsel.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Placed WR Titus Ryan on the exempt-left squad list.

NEW YORK JETS – Placed FB Lex Hilliard on injured reserve. Signed WR Marcus Rucker and OL Scott Wedige.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Placed OT John Wetzel and PK Eddy Carmona on the waived-injured list.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Activated TE/FB David Johnson from the PUP list.

ST. LOUIS RAMS – Released TE Cameron Graham.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Signed PK Rian Lindell. Released LB Joe Holland.



WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Agreed to terms with F Ian Watters.


IDAHO STEELHEADS – Agreed to terms with Ds Mike Beck and Tyler Elbrecht.


CALIFORNIA – Named Theo Robertson director of men’s basketball operations and Mitch Elkins assistant director of men’s basketball operations.

DELAWARE – Named Kim Kinsella assistant field hockey coach.

EAST CAROLINA – Declared WRs Justin Jones and Jabril Soloman ineligible.

HIGH POINT – Named Kenny Smith assistant baseball coach and Eric Gabriel director of men’s basketball video operations. Promoted Craig Keilitz to vice president of athletics.

HOBART – Named Art Garvey and Andrew Klindera assistant football coaches.

HOLY CROSS – Named Juliano Pagliero men’s assistant hockey coach.

INDIANA – Announced the resignation of director of men’s basketball operations Calbert Cheaney so he can become an assistant coach at Saint Louis.

LIMESTONE – Promoted Brandon Skweres to men’s volleyball coach and women’s interim volleyball coach.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE – Promoted Jarrod Lazarus to director of basketball operations.

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL – Suspended football coach Henry Frazier III. Named Dwayne Foster acting football coach.

SAN FRANCISCO – Promoted Pablo Pires De Almeida to men’s tennis coach. Named Peter Bartlett director of the men’s and women’s tennis programs.

SHENANDOAH – Named Alyssa David assistant field hockey coach.

SOUTH FLORIDA – Announced WR D’Vario Montgomery is transferring to Iowa State.