BOSTON RED SOX — Signed RHP Shunsuke Watanabe to a minor league contract. Released the contract of RHP Chris Carpenter to Yakult (Nippon) for cash.
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with C Matt Treanor on a minor league contract.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Albers on a one-year contract.
SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Charlie Furbush on a one-year contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Steve Tolleson on a minor league contract.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Willie Fraser and Gary Pellant advance scouts; Chris Smith, Ron Mahay, Peter Bergeron and Greg Booker scouts, and special assistants, player personnel Josh Bard and Aaron Sele will expand their duties to include pro scouting. Named Hidenori Sueyoshi senior manager, international scouting operations; Rafael Colon special advisor, international player performance and Juan Garcia-Puig as a scout for Spain.
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Traded RHP Tim Verthein to Florence (Frontier) for 1B Jeremy Hamilton.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed LHP Brendan Lafferty.
NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Released OF Willie Cabrera.
ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Signed INF Brian Bistagne, OF Michael Hur and INF Elvin Rodriguez to contract extensions.
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NEW YORK KNICKS — Recalled G Chris Smith from Erie (NBADL).
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CHICAGO BEARS — Waived S Sean Cattouse.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed P Kevin Huber on injured reserve. Signed P Shawn Powell.
CLEVELAND BROWNS_Waived WR Armanti Edwards and CB Chris Owens.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed LB Justin Durant on injured reserve. Released RB George Winn from the practice squad. Re-signed LB Orie Lemon from the practice squad.
DENVER BRONCOS — Agreed to terms with DE Jeremy Mincey.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed LB Pat Angerer on injured reserve. Agreed to terms with RB Shaun Draughn. Signed G Zach Allen to the practice squad.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed WR Cecil Shorts and G Will Rackley on injured reserve. Signed C Patrick Lewis from Cleveland's practice squad. Signed G Drew Nowak from the practice squad. Signed DE D'Aundre Reed to the practice squad.
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Released S D.J. Campbell. Claimed DB Jalil Brown off waivers from Indianapolis.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released RB Joe Banyard.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Released K Garrett Hartley.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed CB Corey Webster on injured reserve. Signed WR Julian Talley from the practice squad. Signed RB Kendall Gaskins to the practice squad.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Placed LB LaMarr Woodley on injured reserve. Signed LB Jamaal Westerman.
TENNESSEE TITANS — Released QB John Skelton. Signed QB Tyler Wilson.
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EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed CB Joe Burnett and RB Hugh Charles to contract extensions through 2015.
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Marcel Bellefeuille offensive coordinator.
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BUFFALO SABRES — Assigned F Luke Adam and D Mark Pysyk and Brayden McNabb to Rochester (AHL). Recalled F Kevin Porter and D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled F Jack Skille from Springfield (AHL). Sent G Jeremy Smith to Springfield.
DALLAS STARS — Placed F Vernon Fiddler on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 7. Recalled D Cameron Gaunce from Texas (AHL).
NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled G Magnus Hellberg from Milwaukee (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled C Casey Wellman from Hershey (AHL).
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AHL — Suspended Bridgeport D Mike Cornell two games for receiving a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a Dec. 15 game at Manchester.
HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Reassigned F Josh Nicholls to Greenville (ECHL). Signed F Akim Aliu to a professional tryout agreement.
MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Recalled F Josh Shalla from Cincinnati (ECHL).
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Reassigned D Ilari Melart to Ugra (KHL). Signed LW Jean-Francois Jacques to a standard contract. Recalled D Thomas Larkin from Evansville (ECHL).
ECHL — Fined Reading F Dustin Gazley an undisclosed amount.
FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Announced F Carl Nielsen was reassigned to the team by Syracuse (AHL).
GWINNETT GLADIATORS — Signed G Paul Karpowich. Acquired G Brad Phillips from Stockton for future considerations.
READING ROYALS — Announced G Brandon Anderson was recalled by Hershey (AHL). Signed G Josh Watson. Placed D Ryan Kavanagh on team suspension.
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PORTLAND TIMBERS — Acquired a 2014 fourth-round SuperDraft pick from Houston for the rights to D David Horst.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES — Traded D Justin Morrow to Toronto FC for allocation money.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — Traded F Eddie Johnson to D.C. United for allocation money.
BENTLEY — Named Rick Edelmann men's and women's tennis coach.
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON — Announced the resignation of women's soccer coach Rick Stainton to take the same position at Seton Hall.
HAMPTON — Named Connell Maynor football coach.
MIAMI (OHIO) — Named George Barnett offensive co-coordinator and offensive line coach, Eric Koehler offensive co-coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Pat Welsh tight ends coach.
NORTH GREENVILLE — Named Corey Struss men's lacrosse coach.