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American League

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.

National League

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.