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COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE – Suspended Oakland OF Herschel “Boog” Powell (Stockton-Cal) 50 games after he tested positive for an amphetamine in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Selected the contract of RHP Julio DePaula from Bowie (EL). Optioned RHP Kevin Gausman to Norfolk (IL).

BOSTON RED SOX – Activated 1B/OF Mike Carp from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Jonathan Herrera to Pawtucket (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Designated C George Kottaras for assignment. Acquired OF Chris Dickerson from Pittsburgh for a player to be named or cash and selected his contract from Columbus (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS – Agreed to terms with RHP Cristofer Melendez and OFs Angel DeLeon, Ronny Rafael and Hector Martinez on minor league contracts.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Assigned INF Pedro Ciriaco outright to Omaha (PCL). Sent OF Nori Aoki to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Agreed to terms with C Wade Wass on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Recalled RHP Shane Greene from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Designated LHP Brad Mills for assignment. Claimed OF Kenny Wilson off waivers from Toronto and optioned him to Sacramento (PCL). Assigned OF Nick Buss outright to Sacramento. Traded International Slot No. 57 to Milwaukee for RHP Rodolfo Fernandez.

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Sent SS Yunel Escobar to the GCL Rays for a rehab assignment. Optioned 1B Vince Belnome to Durham (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Placed 1B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day DL.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Traded 3B Cesar Carrasco to Houston for LHP Alex Sogard.

CHICAGO CUBS – Sent RHP Kyuji Fujikawa to the AZL Cubs for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Dylan Cease on a minor league contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Optioned LHP Marco Gonzales to Memphis (PCL). Recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Memphis.



NEW YORK KNICKS – Named Kurt Rambis associate head coach.



CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Named Jimmy Waite goaltending coach.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Signed D Anton Volchenkov to one-year contract.

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Agreed to terms with Tommy Wingels on a three-year contract.