MLB – Suspended Baltimore LHP Troy Patton 25 games, without pay, after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
CLEVELAND INDIANS – Named Jim Rickon hitting coach and Chad Wolfe athletic trainer for Columbus (IL); David Wallace manager, Rouglas Odorm hitting coach, Jeff Harris Pitching coach and Jeremy Heller athletic trainer for Akron (EL); Scooter Tucker manager, Tony Mansolino hitting coach and Steve Karsay pitching coach for Carolina (Carolina); Mark Budzinski manager, Shaun Larkin hitting coach and Rigo Beltran pitching coach for Lake County (MWL); Phil Clark hitting coach and Greg Hibbard pitching coach for Mahoning Valley (NYP); Mark Allen pitching coach for Arizona (GCL) and Jesus Sanchez pitching coach for Indians (DSL). Named Luis Ortiz minor league assistant field coordinator and Edwin Rodriguez minor league special assistant.
NEW YORK YANKEES – Named Gary Tuck bullpen coach; Trey Hillman special assistant, major and minor league operations; Mike Quade roving outfield and baserunning instructor, and Matthew Krause strength and conditioning coordinator.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Claimed C Chris Gimenez off waivers from the Tampa Bay. Agreed to terms with 1B Daric Barton on a one-year contract. Released LHP Pedro Figueroa.
TEXAS RANGERS – Agreed to terms with INF Kensuke Tanaka, LHP Ryan Feierabend and RHP Daniel McCutchen on minor league contracts.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Agreed to terms with INF Eric Chavez on a one-year contract and RHP Brad Ziegler on a two-year contract.
CHICAGO CUBS – Agreed to terms with LHPs Jonathan Sanchez, Tsuyoshi Wada and Tommy Hottovy and OF Mitch Maier on minor league contracts.
CINCINNATI REDS – Agreed to terms with RHPs Jose Diaz and Chien-Ming Wang, LHP Lee Hyde, Cs Corky Miller, Rossmel Perez and Max Ramirez, INFs Argenis Diaz, Reynaldo Navarro and Kristopher Negron, and OF Jason Bourgeois on minor league contracts.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Designated LHP Eric Surkamp for assignment. Added RHP Ryan Vogelsong to the 40-man roster.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Named Brian Daubach manager, Chris Michalak pitching coach and Mark Harris hitting coach for Harrisburg (EL); Tripp Keister manager, Franklin Bravo pitching coach and Brian Rupp hitting coach for Potomac (Carolina); Patrick Anderson manager for Hagerstown (SAL); Billy Gardner Jr. manage, Paul Menhart pitching coach and Joe Dillon hitting coach for Syracuse (IL); Amaury Garcia hitting coach and Tim Redding pitching coach for Auburn (NYP); Michael Barrett manager and Jorge Mejia hitting coach for the Nationals (GCL). Named Tony Beasley and Jeff Garber co-field coordinators; Troy Gingrich hitting coordinator and Jon Kotredes medical and rehab coordinator for their minor leagues.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – Assigned G Nemanja Nedovic to Santa Cruz (NBADL).
LOS ANGELES LAKERS – Signed G Kendall Marshall.
NFL – Fined Philadelphia QB Nick Foles $10,000 for an illegal peel-back block on Minnesota LB Erin Henderson; Arizona LB Marcus Benard $15,750 for roughing the passer on a hit on Tennessee QB Ryan Fitzpatrick; Cardinals LB Daryl Washington $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and Tennesse DE Kamerion Wimbley $10,000 for hitting Arizona QB Carson Palmer in the knee area in games last week.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Activated F Marian Gaborik and D James Wisniewski from injured reserve.
DALLAS STARS – Placed D Aaron Rome on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 16.
HAMILTON BULLDOGS – Recalled D Matt Grassi from Wheeling (ECHL).
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE – Recalled F Wade Megan from loan to Cincinnati (ECHL).
COLUMBUS CREW – Signed MF Daniel Paladini.
Sporting Kansas City – Signed G Eric Kronberg.
ALABAMA – Suspended junior LB Xzavier Dickson and freshman RB Alvin Kamara from the football team and neither will play in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.
JAMES MADISON – Named Everett Withers football coach.
KANSAS STATE – Signed athletics director John Currie to a contract extension through the 2019 academic year.
NORTH CAROLINA – Announced it won’t seek the reinstatement of junior basketball G P.J. Hairston from the NCAA after the junior committed several rule violations.
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL – Named Jerry Mack football coach.
RUTGERS – Named Sarah Baumgartner senior associate athletic director.
UTAH – Named Dave Christensen offensive coordinator. Demoted Dennis Erickson to running backs coach.