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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Selected the contract of RHP Josh Stinson from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHP Brad Brach to Norfolk. Transferred LHP Johan Santana to the 60-day DL.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Agreed to terms with SS Nick Gordon.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Sent RHP Shawn Kelley to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) for a rehab assignment.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Assigned OF Kent Matthes outright to Midland (TL).

SEATTLE MARINERS – Transferred LHP James Paxton to the 60-day DL.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Agreed to terms with RHP Luis Ayala on a minor league contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Reinstated RHP J.J. Putz from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Will Harris from Reno (PCL). Placed INF Eric Chavez on the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Trevor Cahill for assignment.

CHICAGO CUBS – Sent OF Ryan Sweeney to Kane County (MWL) for a rehab assignment.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Sent RHP Chad Billingsley to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Assigned LHP Cesar Jimenez outright to Lehigh Valley (IL). Agreed to terms with 2B Nate Spears on a minor league contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Sent 1B Matt Adams to Memphis (PCL) and LHP Tyler Lyons to Springfield (TL) for rehab assignments.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Sent OF Jeff Kobernus to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment.



NBA – Fined Miami G Dwyane Wade $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules during Sunday’s game.



ARIZONA CARDINALS – Re-signed C John Estes. Released G Christian Johnson.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Signed OL Alex Parsons and K-P Jake Rogers.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Signed G Brandon Linder to a four-year contract and WR Brandon Wimberly. Released OT DeMarcus Love.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed TE Kyle Auffray. Released WR Derrick Johnson.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Signed WR Martavis Bryant to a four-year contract.



TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Re-signed F Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract.