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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned RHP Heath Hembree to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Pawtucket.

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Placed OF David Murphy and DH/1B Nick Swisher on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Tyler Holt and INF/OF Zach Walters from Columbus (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS – Placed RHPs Joakim Soria and Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day DL; Sanchez retroactive to Saturday.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Optioned INF C.J. Cron and RHP Cam Bedrosian to Salt Lake (PCL). Transferred LHP Tyler Skaggs to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Caleb Clay from Salt Lake. Recalled RHP Vinnie Pestano from Salt Lake.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Traded RHP Kevin Correia to the L.A. Dodgers for a player to be named.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Sent 1B Kyle Blanks to Sacramento (PCL) for a rehab assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Optioned LHP Lucas Luetge to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Tacoma.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Sent 1B Adam Lind to Dunedin (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with C George Kottaras on a minor league contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Assigned 3B Andy Marte outright to Reno (PCL). Agreed to terms with RHP Gabriel Perez on a minor league contract.

CHICAGO CUBS – Optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Iowa (PCL). Assigned OF Ryan Kalish outright to Iowa. Placed RHP Brian Schlitter on the 15-day DL. Reinstated RHP Neil Ramirez from the 15-day DL.

COLORADO ROCKIES – Placed OF Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Assigned OF Jason Pridie outright to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled INF Ben Paulsen from Colorado Springs.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Placed SS Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Designated LHP Colt Hynes for assignment. Recalled INF Darwin Barney from Albuquerque (PCL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Sent LHP Wei-Chung Wang to Wisconsin (MSL) for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Claimed RHP Jerome Williams off waivers from Texas. Designated RHP Sean O’Sullivan for assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Claimed INF Tommy Field off waivers from the L.A. Angels and optioned him to Indianapolis (IL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Optioned OF Juan Perez to Fresno (PCL). Recalled INF Adam Duvall from Fresno.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Placed OF Steven Souza Jr. on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Michael A. Taylor from Syracuse (IL).

FOOTBALL

NFL

BUFFALO BILLS – Released CB Michael Carter. Signed CB Sam Miller.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Named Joe Marciano interim special teams coordinator. Signed TE Kory Sperry.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released RB Stephen Houston and TEs Justin Jones and Asa Watson. Signed TEs Ben Hartsock, Steve Maneri and Terrence Miller.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Placed LB Mike Taylor on the waived-injured list. Signed DB Thomas Wolfe.

COLLEGE

SIU-EDWARDSVILLE – Announced the resignation of soccer coach Scott Donnelly, to become Northeast region technical advisor for the U.S. Soccer Federation.

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