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American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Signed RHP Scott Atchison to a one-year contract extension through 2015.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Reinstated 1B-OF Jesus Guzman from the 15-day DL. Placed LHP Darin Downs on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 15.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES – Selected the contract of INF-OF Matt McBride from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned LHP Yohan Flande to Colorado Springs. Transferred SS Troy Tulowitzki to the 60-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Reinstated OF Andrew McCutchen from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF-OF Michael Martinez to Indianapolis (IL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Named Don Welke vice president of scouting operations.



NBA – Announced the retirement of referee Dick Bavetta.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Named Larry Drew assistant coach.



ARIZONA CARDINALS – Activated S Tyrann Mathieu and NT Alameda Ta’Amu from the PUP list.

BUFFALO BILLS – Released OT Edawn Coughman and WR Kevin Elliott.

DETROIT LIONS – Released CB Drayton Florence.

NEW YORK JETS – Placed WR Shaquelle Evans on injured reserve.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Released LB Jason Phillips.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Signed DL Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season.



NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Announced the sale of a minority interest of the team to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – Named Brandon Pridham assistant to general manager.


LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS – Signed G Martin Ouellette to a one-year contract.


ALABAMA STATE – Named Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson softball coach.

CAPITAL – Named Andy Winters men’s assistant basketball coach.

CLEMSON – Named Vernon Hamilton graduate manager for men’s basketball.

CUMBERLAND – Named Shaine Jaime assistant wrestling coach.

FAYETTEVILLE STATE – Named Jacqlyn Stickley softball coach.

SAINT AUGUSTINE’S – Named Michael Morand offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Marque Carrington men’s assistant basketball coach, Jonathan Kelly wide receivers coach, Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay secondary coach, Lakida Whetstone athletic trainer, and Tyler Vinson and Johntavis Mallary assistant athletic trainers.