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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Sent 3B Manny Machado to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment.

BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned 3B Brock Holt to Pawtucket (IL). Reinstated 3B Will Middlebrooks from the 15-day DL.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Claimed RHP Hector Noesi off waivers from Texas.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Placed RHP Matt Albers on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jose Cisnero from Oklahoma City (PCL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Sent SS Jake Elmore to Sacramento (PCL) for a rehab assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Tacoma (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS – Placed 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Reinstated 3B Adrian Beltre from the 15-day DL.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES – Sent RHP Jhoulys Chacin to Colorado Springs (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Rafael Betancourt on a minor league contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Placed RHP Jason Grilli on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled RHP Jared Hughes from Indianapolis (IL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Placed 3B Chase Headley on the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Tommy Medica to El Paso (PCL). Designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment. Transferred RHP Josh Johnson to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of SS Jace Peterson from San Antonio (TL) and RHP Kevin Quackenbush from El Paso.

American Association

LINCOLN SALTDOGS – Signed C Chris Anderson.

ST. PAUL SAINTS – Traded OF Chris Valencia to Camden for a player to be named.



NFL – Announced the resignation of senior vice president of events Frank Supovitz.

BUFFALO BILLS – Exercised their fifth-year option on DT Marcell Dareus.

CAROLINA PANTHERS – Exercised their fifth-year option on QB Cam Newton.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Named Dr. Jamil Northcutt director of player engagement.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Announced the resignation of assistant offensive line coach Joel Hilgenberg.



DETROIT RED WINGS – Recalled G Jake Paterson from Grand Rapids (AHL).


AHL – Suspended Oklahoma City RW Steve Pinizotto two games and Texas RW Scott Glennie one game.


UTAH GRIZZLIES – Released G Sam Marotta.


DUKE – Announced QB Brandon Connette is transferring to Fresno State.

TENNESSEE – Released men’s basketball incoming freshman F Phil Cofer from his letter-of-intent.