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.