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Transactions

ATHLETICS

COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT – Reduced the six-year doping ban of Jamaican sprinter Dominique Blake to four years, six months.

BASEBALL

COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE – Suspended Tampa Bay RHP Steve Geltz (Durham-IL) 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program..

American League

DETROIT TIGERS – Assigned INF Jordan Lennerton outright to Toledo (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Placed DH Jason Giambi on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Reinstated C Yan Gomes from paternity leave.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Designated LHP Raul Valdes for assignment. Recalled LHP Darin Downs from Oklahoma City (PCL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Optioned OF Jimmy Paredes to Omaha (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Optioned INF Luis Jimenez to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled RHP Cory Rasmus from Salt Lake. Agreed to terms with LHP Dustin Richardson on a minor league contract. Sent RHP Dane De La Rosa to Salt Lake for a rehab assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Optioned OF Abraham Almonte to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled OF James Jones from Tacoma.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Optioned OF Anthony Gose to Buffalo (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Marcus Stroman from Buffalo. Sent 1B Adam Lind to Dunedin (FSL) and RHP Casey Janssen to New Hampshire (EL) for rehab assignments.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS – Assigned OF Roger Bernadina outright to Louisville (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIES – Optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Colorado Springs (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Nick Masset from Colorado Springs. Transferred RHP Tyler Chatwood to the 60-day DL.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Optioned RHP Stephen Fife to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Pedro Baez from Chattanooga (SL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Sent RHP Ethan Martin to Clearwater (FSL) for a rehab assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned RHP Casey Sadler to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled LHP Jeff Locke from Indianapolis.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Sent LHP Jaime Garcia and RHP Jason Motte to Springfield (TL) for rehab assignments.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Designated OF Xavier Nady for assignment. Recalled INF/OF Kyle Blanks from El Paso (PCL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Recalled RHP Jake Dunning from Fresno (PCL). Placed RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 24.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Optioned OF Steven Souza Jr. to Syracuse (IL). Reinstated OF Scott Hairston from the 15-day DL. Sent C Wilson Ramos to Harrisburg (EL) for a rehab assignment.

FOOTBALL

NFL

DENVER BRONCOS – Signed DT Marvin Austin.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed DE Will Smith.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Signed DL Alejandro Villanueva.

CFL

EDMONTON ESKIMOS – Signed RB Tyler Thomas.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Signed WR Donavon Kemp.

HOCKEY

NHL

CAROLINA HURRICANES – Fired coach Kirk Muller and assistant coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis. Reassigned goaltending coach Greg Stefan to the pro scouting department.

AHL

ABBOTSFORD HEAT – Assigned D Kane Lafranchise to Alaska (ECHL).

ECHL

ECHL – Suspended Greenville F Kyle Jean three games and fined him an undisclosed amount.

Ontario Hockey League

KINGSTON FRONTENACS – Signed general manager Doug Gilmour and assistant general manager Darren Keily to multi-year contract extensions. Announced the contracts of coach Todd Gill and assistant coach Jeff Reid will not be renewed.

COLLEGE

FIESTA BOWL – Named Mike Nealy executive director.

CREIGHTON – Announced men’s basketball F Cole Huff will transfer from Nevada.

LA SALLE – Named Matt Bloom director of men’s basketball operations.

NYU – Named Aaron Walsh assistant baseball coach.

OREGON STATE – Fired men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson.

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