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MLB – Suspended St. Louis Cardinals minor league RHP Andrew Pierce for 50 games after testing positive for an Amphetamine, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Named Bo Jackson a team ambassador.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Agreed to terms with RHP Masahiro Tanaka on a seven-year contract. Designated LHP David Huff for assignment.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Agreed to terms with LHP Eric O’Flaherty on a two-year contract. Designated OF Corey Brown for assignment.

National League

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with OF/1B Lucas Duda on a one-year contract.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Acquired LHP Alex Torres and RHP Jesse Hahn from Tampa Bay for INF Logan Forsythe, INF Maxx Tissenbaum, RHP Matt Andriese, RHP Brad Boxberger and RHP Matt Lollis.

Minor League Baseball

MILB – Suspended St. Louis minor league RHP Andrew Pierce (State College-NYP) 50 games following a positive test for an amphetamine under baseball’s minor league drug program.



CHICAGO BULLS – Signed G Mike James to a 10-day contract.



ATLANTA FALCONS – Named Scott Pioli assistant general manager.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Named Mike Pope tight end coach.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Signed DT Kheeston Randall to a reserve/future contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Announced the retirement of assistant head coach/offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia. Named Dave DeGuglielmo offensive line coach.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Named Craig Johnson running backs coach.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Named Mike Mularkey tight ends coach.


EDMONTON ESKIMOS – Signed WR Nicholas Edwards, CB Domonique Johnson and DB Desmond Marrow.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Re-signed FB Michel-Pierre Pontbriand.



BUFFALO SABRES – Called up F Phil Varone from Rochester (AHL). Assigned D Brayden McNabb and F Kevin Porter to Rochester.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Recalled F Cody Bass from Springfield (AHL). Returned F Jack Skille to Springfield.

MINNESOTA WILD – Reassigned G Johan Gustafsson to Iowa (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Traded D Kevin Klein to the New York Rangers for D Michael Del Zotto.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Assigned LW Reid Boucher to Albany (AHL).


GWINNETT GLADIATORS – Announced G Mathieu Corbeil was assigned to the team from Utica (AHL) and G Scott Stajcer was assigned to the team from Hartford (AHL). Released G Paul Karpowich and G Brad Phillips.



CHIVAS USA – Signed D Tony Lochhead.

D.C. UNITED – Re-signed D Chris Korb.

ORLANDO CITY SC – Signed MF Yordany Alvarez.

TORONTO FC – Announced a one-year partnership agreement with Wilmington FC (USL Pro).


CALIFORNIA – Named Art Kaufman defensive coordinator.

CCSU – Named Pete Rossomando football coach.

FELICIAN – Named Steve Eisenstein assistant softball coach.

TULSA – Named Josh Blankenship quarterbacks coach.

UAB – Named Bill Clark football coach.

VIRGINIA UNION – Named Mark James football coach.

WOFFORD – Named Jerome Riase defensive line coach.