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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Purchased the contract of 1B Carlos Diaz from the Mexico City Reds. Signed 3B Jomar Reyes and assigned him and Diaz to the Gulf Coast League.

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Extended the player development contract with the Mahoning Valley (NYP) for two seasons through 2016.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Released LHP Andrew Albers.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Added Kendall Carter, Brandon Duckworth, Joe Espada, Dan Giese and Dennis Twombley to the major league/professional scouting department.



NBA – Announced the board of governors approved the appointment of Mark Tatum to deputy commissioner and chief operating officer. Promoted Bill Koenig to president, global media distribution; Sal LaRocca to president, global operations and merchandising; and Danny Meiseles to president and executive producer, content.

HOUSTON ROCKETS – Recalled G Isaiah Canaan from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

NEW YORK KNICKS – Recalled C Cole Aldrich, G Toure’ Murry and F Jeremy Tyler from Erie (NBADL).



TENNESSEE TITANS – Named Nick Eason assistant defensive line coach.



CALGARY FLAMES – Assigned C Blair Jones to Abbotsford (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES – Activated G Cam Ward from injured reserve and assigned him to Charlotte (AHL) for conditioning.

DALLAS STARS – Recalled F Dustin Jeffrey from Texas (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS – Recalled F Christian Thomas from Hamilton (AHL).


NHLPA – Announced the retirement of LW Jay Pandolfo.


SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS – Traded D Brendan Rempel to Las Vegas for future considerations.



LA GALAXY – Signed MF Stefan Ishizaki.

PHILADELPHIA UNION – Signed MF Vincent Nogueira.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC – Sold F Fredy Montero to Sporting Lisbon (Portugal).

SPORTING KANSAS CITY – Signed D Chance Myers.


GEORGETOWN – Announced the resignation of football coach Kevin Kelly to become the defensive coordinator at Ball State.