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  • Transactions
    BASEBALLMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Reduced the six-game suspension of Toronto RHP Marcus Stroman to five games.
  • Tennis
  • Standings



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Elected Rob Manfred commissioner.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned RHP Anthony Ranaudo and C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Pawtucket (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned RHPs Buck Farmer and Kevin Whelan to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Melvin Mercedes from Toledo.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Placed SS Jed Lowrie on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Andy Parrino from Sacramento (PCL). Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Sexton on a minor league contract.

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Optioned INF Cole Figueroa to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP Brandon Gomes from Durham.

TEXAS RANGERS – Optioned RHP Nate Adcock to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled LHP Robbie Ross Jr. from Round Rock. Sent LHP Derek Holland to Round Rock for a rehab assignment.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Optioned LHP Andrew Chafin to Reno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Bradin Hagens from Reno.

ATLANTA BRAVES – Optioned RHP Juan Jaime to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Luis Avilan from Gwinnett.

CHICAGO CUBS – Released OF Nate Schierholtz.

CINCINNATI REDS – Released OF Ryan LaMarre.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Extended their player development contract with Helena (Pioneer) through the 2018 season.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned C Ramon Cabrera to Altoona (EL). Assigned RHP Ernesto Frieri outright to Indianapolis (IL). Claimed RHP John Axford off waivers from Cleveland.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Placed 1B Yonder Alonso on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled INF Jace Peterson from El Paso (PCL).



ARIZONA CARDINALS – Signed LB Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Signed LB Caleb McSurdy.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released TE Ben Hartsock.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Released DE Doug Worthington. Signed TE Matt Veldman.



DETROIT RED WINGS – Signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract.


GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS – Signed Fs Kyle Bonis and Mark Zengerle to one-year contracts.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK – Signed F Ryan Potulny.


ELMIRA JACKALS – Signed D Zach Tolkinen to a one-year contract.

GWINNETT GLADIATORS – Signed F Nathan Burns to a one-year contract.

READING ROYALS – Agreed to terms with D Mike Marcou.



CHIVAS USA – Acquired F Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito (Ecuador-First Division).


AUBURN – Named Alli Bracewell director of women’s basketball services.

BINGHAMTON – Named Brad Smith swimming and diving coach.

CLEMSON – Named Caroline King and Samantha Sarff women’s assistant rowing coaches.

FURMAN – Promoted men’s assistant soccer coach Anthony Esquivel to men’s associate head soccer coach.

LA SALLE – Named Mike Adleman and Vince Barnaba athletic communications assistants.

NYU – Named Lizzie Boeck women’s assistant basketball coach.

UTICA – Named Ryan Wilson and Michael Milone assistant football coaches and Joe Schoen and Brandon Misiaszek men’s assistant lacrosse coaches.