BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Assigned INF Dan Johnson and OF Chris Dickerson outright to Norfolk (IL).
CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP Matt Lindstrom. Named Todd Steverson hitting coach.
CLEVELAND INDIANS – Released RHP Chris Perez. Agreed to terms with DH Jason Giambi on a minor league contract.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP James Shields.
TAMPA BAY RAYS – Assigned DH Freddy Guzman outright to Durham (IL).
TEXAS RANGERS – Declined the contract option on 1B/DH Lance Berkman.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Named Kevin Seitzer hitting coach.
COLORADO ROCKIES – Declined the contract option on RHP Rafael Betancourt.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Declined contract options on 2B Mark Ellis and LHP Chris Capuano.
MIAMI MARLINS – Reinstated OF Marcell Ozuna from the 60-day DL.
NEW YORK METS – Reinstated 1B Ike Davis, LHPs Josh Edgin and Scott Rice, RHPs Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell and Jeremy Hefner from the 60-day DL.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Declined the contract option on RHP Jake Westbrook.
SAN DIEGO PADRES – Traded LHP Colt Hynes to Cleveland for cash considerations.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Named Matt Williams manager.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES – Signed G/F Quincy Pondexter to a contract extension.
CINCINNATI BENGALS – Activated WR Andrew Hawkins from injured reserve.
DALLAS COWBOYS – Signed DE Jason Vega to the practice squad.
MIAMI DOLPHINS – Signed WR Ryan Spadola from the practice squad.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Signed TE Chase Ford to the practice squad.
NHL – Suspended Buffalo F John Scott seven games for an illegal check to the head of Boston F Loui Eriksson on Oct. 23.
BOSTON BRUINS – Recalled F Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL).
COLORADO AVALANCHE – Traded F Steve Downie to Philadelphia for F Maxime Talbot.
DETROIT RED WINGS – Assigned C Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids (AHL).
MINNESOTA WILD – Reassigned F Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL).
MONTEAL CANADIENS – Signed D Alexei Emelin to a four-year contract.
OTTAWA SENATORS – Assigned F Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton (AHL).
PHOENIX COYOTES – Assigned F Tim Kennedy to Portland (AHL). Recalled D Brandon Gormley from Portland.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Recalled F Brett Connolly from Syracuse (AHL).
NCAA – Named Big 12 senior associate commissioner Dru Hancock chair of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.
FLORIDA – Suspended men’s basketball F Dorian Finney Smith, F/C Damontre Harris and G Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely.