MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Named Justin Klemm director of instant replay.
CLEVELAND INDIANS – Agreed to terms with OF Michael Brantley on a four-year contract.
SEATTLE MARINERS – Agreed to terms with RHP Fernando Rodney on a two-year contract and LHP Randy Wolf and RHP Zach Miner on minor league contracts. Placed OF Franklin Gutierrez on the restricted list.
CHICAGO CUBS – Agreed to terms with RHPs Jason Hammel and James McDonald on one-year contracts.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Named Jack McDowell manager of Ogden (Pioneer). Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Mosquera.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Assigned RHP Donovan Hand outright to Nashville (PCL).
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Released RHP Chad Gaudin.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Agreed to terms with LHP Yao-Hsun Yang on a minor league contract.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Traded RHP Nathan Karns to Tampa Bay for C Jose Lobaton, OF Drew Vettleson and LHP Felipe Rivero. Placed RHP Erik Davis on the 60-day DL.
HOUSTON ROCKETS – Reassigned F Robert Covington to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).
DETROIT LIONS – Released WR Nate Burleson and S Louis Delmas.
GREEN BAY PACKERS – Signed TE Raymond Webber.
CHIVAS USA – Named Paul Grafer goalkeeper coach.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY – Acquired MF Jimmy Medranda from Deportivo Pereira (Colombia) and signed him to a multiyear contract.
NEW YORK COSMOS – Signed M Marcos Senna to a contract extension.
MEMPHIS – Suspended men’s basketball F Dominic Woodson indefinitely.
PENN STATE – Named Salima Rockwell women’s associate volleyball coach.
SOUTHERN CAL – Announced QB Max Wittek plans to transfer.