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American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Activated INF Nick Swisher from the 15-day DL. Placed DH Jason Giambi on 15-day DL. Signed C-INF Simeon Lucas, OF Taylor Murphy, RHP Jordan carter, LHP David Speer, INF Nathan Winfrey and INF Drake Roberts to minor league contracts.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Recalled 1B-DH Jesus Montero from Tacoma (PCL). Placed OF Michael Saunders on the 15-day DL.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Signed RHP Sean Reid-Foley, C Matt Morgan, CF Lane Thomas, RHP Justin Shafer, 2B Ryan Metzler, RHP Jordan Romano, RHP Chase Mallard, 1B Ryan McBroom, RHP Dusty Isaacs, CF Cliff Brantley, SS Aaron Attaway, RHP Conor Fisk, LHP Bob Wheatley, CF Chris Carlson, C Kevin Garcia, 2B Dave Pepe, RHP J.T. Autrey, RHP Chase Wellbrock, RHP Chase Houston, LHP Barndon Hinkle, RHP Joey Aquino, LHP Michael Kraft, OF James Lynch, OF Trent Miller, LHP Joe Claver, RHP Jon Wandling and UTL Austin Davis to minor league contracts.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Claimed INF-OF Jordan Pacheco from Colorado (NL). Designated INF-OF Nick Evans for assignment. Optioned RHP Trevor Cahill to Visalia (Cal).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Selected the contract of INF Michael Martinez from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Casey Sadler to Indianapolis.

Signed SS Cole Tucker, C Taylor Gushue, RHP Austin Coley, RHP Sam Street, INF Erik Lunde, OF Carl Anderson, RHP Nick Neumann and RHP Montana DuRapau to minor league contracts.



ATLANTA FALCONS – Signed S Dezmen Southward and K Sergio Castillo.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Signed CB Darqueze Dennard to a four-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Claimed TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi off waivers from Miami.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Signed WR Davante Adams and TE Richard Rodgers.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Claimed CB Brandon Burton off waivers from Cincinnati. Waived G Marcus Hall.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed WR Jeremy Johnson.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Signed WR Mike Evans and RB Charles Sims.



EDMONTON OILERS – Signed C Steve Pinizzotto to a one-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Named Ben Vanderklok goaltending coach.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Named Jason Karmanos vice president of hockey operations.


TENNESSEE – Announced freshman women’s basketball G Diamond DeShields is transferring to the school from North Carolina.