BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned LHP Mike Belfiore to Norfolk (IL).
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Columbus (IL). Selected the contract of LHP David Huff from Columbus. Recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Columbus.
DETROIT TIGERS — Placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Avisail from Toledo (IL).
HOUSTON ASTROS — Announced the resignation of president and CEO George Postolos.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Brett Marshall from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with 1B Anthony Rizzo on a seven-year contract.
CINCINNATI REDS — Assigned C Corky Miller outright to Louisville (IL).
MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned C Kyle Skipworth to New Orleans (PCL). Placed OF Austin Kearns on the restricted list.
NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Reinstated INF Neil Walker from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Jordy Mercer to Indianapolis (IL).
AMARILLO SOX — Signed INF KC Serna. Released INF Jody Martinez and OF David Fox.
FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released RHP Chris Squires, LHP Gabriel Garcia and INF Jeff Lundell.
KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Released INF Marquis Riley and INF Craig Hertler.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Traded RHP Dustin Williams to Laredo for a player to be named.
ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed RHP Bobby Blevins.
QUEBEC CAPITALES — Acquired RHP Tim Griffin from Winnipeg for future considerations.
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MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Announced assistant coach Barry Hecker has left the team.
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ARIZONA CARDINALS — Promoted Dru Grigson to director of college scouting, Quentin Harris to director of pro scouting, and Josh Scobey to pro scout. Named Terry McDonough eastern regional scout, John Mancini area scout-midwest, Debbie Pollom college scouting coordinator and Glen Fox and Darius Vinnett scouting assistants.
BUFFALO BILLS — Announced Buddy Nix is stepping down as executive vice president/general manager and will remain with the club as special assistant.
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed WR Brenton Bersin, TE Logan Brock, C Brian Folkerts, DT Linden Gaydosh, WR Taulib Ikharo, LB Ben Jacobs, DE Louis Nzegwu and WR R.J. Webb. Waived WR Trey Diller, LB Damario Jeffery, DE Thomas Keiser and OL Zack Williams.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed LB Sean Porter, HB Rex Burkhead and DT Terrence Stephens. Waived DT Travis Chappelear.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DBs Akeem Auguste and Abdul Kanneh, P T.J. Conley, DL Nicolas Jean-Baptiste and LB Ausar Walcott. Waived DBs Kevin Barnes and Ricky Tunstall, WR Mike Edwards, DL Paipai Falemalu and P Jake Schum.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed OL Edawn Coughman and D.J. Hall and WR Anthony Jones. Released OL Charlie Bryant and Aderious Simmons and WR Greg Herd.
DETROIT LIONS — Signed C Darren Keyton. Released C Skyler Allen.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed RB Knile Davis.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed OL Tyronne Green and R.J. Mattes. Released DL Brandon Deaderick and WR Andre Holmes.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Signed DE Baraka Atkins, WR Brent Leonard, DB Korey Lindsey, PK Jose Maltos, RB Khiry Robinson and G Jeremiah Warren. Waived RB Shawne Alston, CB Ryan Lacy and C Ryan Lee.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Brandon Jenkins and S Bacarri Rambo. Waived WR Jason Thompson.
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EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed WR Ismael Bamba and DL Gregory Alexandre.
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed CB Bert Brown, CB David James and LB Daniel Sheffield.
ECHL — Named Rich Bello director of team business development. Fined Stockton D Daniel Gibb an undisclosed amount.
INDYCAR — Named Derrick Walker head of competition.
ECAC — Named Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss commissioner.
CHATTANOOGA — Named Will Wade men's basketball coach.
ELON — Named Jonathan Small director of football operations.
GEORGE MASON — Accepted an invitation to join the Eastern Wrestling League.
MANHATTAN — Named Alyssa Shale assistant athletic director for compliance.
MICHIGAN — Announced S Marvin Robinson and LBs Mike Jones and Kaleb Ringer have left the football team.
VIRGINIA — Announced the resignation of softball coach Eileen Schmidt.\