HOUSTON ASTROS – Recalled INF Brandon Laird, OF Jimmy Paredes and RHPs David Martinez and Rhiner Cruz from Oklahoma City (PCL).
LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Recalled SS Tommy Field from Salt Lake (PCL).
MINNESOTA TWINS – Recalled RHPs Michael Tonkin and Cole De Vries, LHP Scott Diamond, OF Chris Parmelee and INF Eduardo Escobar from Rochester (IL). Selected the contracts of C Eric Fryer and RHP Shairon Martis from Rochester. Transferred RHP Samuel Deduno and OF Wilkin Ramirez to the 60-day DL.
ATLANTA BRAVES – Recalled C Christian Bethancourt from Mississippi (SL).
NEW YORK METS – Recalled OF Mike Baxter from Las Vegas (PCL).
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES – Promoted player development coach David Adelman to assistant coach. Named Bobby Jackson player development coach.
CHICAGO BEARS – Signed OT Jonathan Scott to a one-year contract. Signed QB Jerrod Johnson to the practice squad. Waived TE Kyle Adams. Terminated the practice squad contract of G Derek Dennis.
MIAMI DOLPHINS – Named Tom Garfinkel president and CEO.
NEW YORK JETS – Re-signed QB Brady Quinn. Released LB Danny Lansanah. Signed WR Rahsaan Vaughn to the practice squad.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Placed LB Larry Foote, C Maurkice Pouncey and RB LaRod Stephens-Howling on the injured reserve list. Signed RB Jonathan Dwyer, C/G Fernando Velasco and K Shayne Graham.
CALGARY FLAMES – Announced the retirement of G Miikka Kiprusoff.
OTTAWA SENATORS – Signed F Colin Greening to a three-year contract extension through 2016-17.
NEW YORK CITY FC – Named Tim Pernetti chief business officer.
TORONTO FC – Traded F Maximiliano Urruti to Portland for F Bright Dike.
WASHINGTON SPIRIT – Selected D Nikki Marshall from the waiver draft.
CONNECTICUT – Suspended men’s senior basketball F Tyler Olander indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules.
MIAMI – Hired Kelley McCallum as assistant swimming coach.
RICE – Named Joe Karlgaard director of athletics, recreation and lifetime fitness.