COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE – Suspended N.Y. Yankee RHP Alfredo Aceves (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre-IL) 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Released LHP Scott Downs.
CLEVELAND INDIANS – Agreed to terms with 1B Michael Papi on a minor league contract.
HOUSTON ASTROS – Agreed to terms with SSs Juan Pineda and Ozziel Sanchez on minor league contracts.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Optioned RHP David Carpenter to Arkansas (TL).
NEW YORK YANKEES – Optioned INF Yangervis Solarte to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Selected the contract of INF Zelous Wheeler from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Designated INF Dean Anna for assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Edgmer Escalona on a minor league contract.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Designated LHP Jeff Francis for assignment. Reinstated LHP Eric O’Flaherty from the 60-day DL.
TAMPA BAY RAYS – Optioned LHP Jeff Beliveau to Durham (IL). Recalled 1B Vince Belnome from Durham.
COLORADO ROCKIES – Optioned LHP Christian Friedrich to Colorado Springs (PCL). Reinstated 3B Nolan Arenado from the 15-day DL.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Optioned INF Carlos Triunfel to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled INF Erisbel Arruebarrena from Albuquerque.
MIAMI MARLINS – Assigned OF Brent Keys outright to Jacksonville (SL). Placed RHP Tom Koehler on paternity leave. Reinstated LHP Brad Hand from the 15-day DL.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Sent RHP Jim Henderson to the AZL Brewers for a rehab assignment.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Agreed to terms with RHPs Sebastian Nunez and Junior Fernandez, SS Starlin Balbuena and 2B Esequeil Delgado on minor league contracts.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Sent SS Ehire Adrianza to Fresno (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Assigned 1B/3B Greg Dobbs outright to Syracuse (IL).
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS – Signed INF Donald Blunt.
ST. PAUL SAINTS – Signed RHP Mackenzie King. Released LHP Cole Nelson.
WASHINGTON WILD THINGS – Signed OF Jarod Jamerson.
NFL – Suspended Indianapolis WR LaVon Brazill for the 2014 season and Miami DE Dion Jordan and Kansas City OL Rokevious Watkins four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Released DB Korey Banks.
ARIZONA COYOTES – Named Darcy Regier senior vice president and assistant general manager and signed him to a multi-year contract.
BUFFALO SABRES – Signed D Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.
CAROLINA HURRICANES – Agreed to terms with D Tim Gleason on a one-year contract and RW Jared Staal and D Michal Jordan on one-year, two-way contracts.
DALLAS STARS – Named Derek Laxdal coach of Texas (AHL).
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – Signed F Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract.
HAMILTON BULLDOGS – Signed F T.J. Hensick to a one-year contract.
READING ROYALS – Agreed to terms with F Kevin Walrod.
MLS – Suspended FC Dallas F Fabian Castillo four games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions during the June 11 game.
DARTMOUTH – Named women’s rowing coach Wendy Bordeau senior associate athletics director.
EAST CAROLINA – Named Jeff Palumbo assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator.
MEMPHIS – Named Blake Smart men’s golf coach.
PRINCETON – Named Brad Dexter men’s assistant hockey coach.
RUTGERS – Named Mike O’Koren and Greg Vetrone men’s assistant basketball coaches.
TCU – Named Ben Stapp women’s assistant coach.