COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE – Suspended Miami RHP Ronny Fermin 50 games for a violating the minor league drug program.
DETROIT TIGERS – Agreed to terms with C Alex Avila on a one-year contract.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Agreed to terms with RHP Aaron Crow on a one-year contract.
TEXAS RANGERS – Announced the retirement of INF Michael Young.
CINCINNATI REDS – Agreed to terms with OF Roger Bernadina on a minor league contract.
MIAMI MARLINS – Agreed to terms with OF Reed Johnson on a minor league contract.
NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with INF/OF Matt Clark on a minor league contract.
DETROIT PISTONS – Reassigned G Peyton Siva and F Tony Mitchell to Fort Wayne (NBADL).
NEW YORK KNICKS – Assigned G Toure’ Murry to Erie (NBADL).
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Traded WR Kito Poblah to British Columbia for DB Korey Banks. Released QB Jason Boltus, DB Bo Smith, LB Daniel Sheffield, RB Mario Fannin and DE Mathieu Boulay.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Returned F Tim Erixon to Springfield (AHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Assigned D Eric Gelinas to Albany (AHL). Recalled F Mike Sislo from Albany.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – Traded D Mark Fraser to Edmonton for F Cameron Abney and the rights to F Teemu Hartikainen.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Recalled D Tyson Strachan from Hershey (AHL) on an emergency basis. Reassigned C Ryan Stoa to Hershey.
ECHL – Suspended Gwinnett F Brenden Walker two games and fined him an undisclosed amount.
KALAMAZOO WINGS – Returned D Jarrett Rush to Peoria (AHL).
SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS – Loaned G Allen York to Syracuse (AHL).
EMPIRE 8 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – Announced Cortland State will join as an affiliate member in football for the 2015 season.
WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – Suspended Texas-Pan American men’s basketball coach Dan Hipsher one game for violations of the conference’s sportsmanship policy.
ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE – Named Harold Watson assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions.
CALDWELL – Named Jacquelinee McDevitt women’s assistant lacrosse coach.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN – Named Dell McGee running backs coach.
LIMESTONE – Named Zack Siefert men’s and women’s golf coach.
RICE – Named Kevin Yoxall strength and conditioning coach.
TENNESSEE – Announced its rowing program will join the Big 12 Conference in 2015.