HOUSTON ASTROS — Named Brent Strom pitching coach, Pat Listach first base coach, Craig Bjornson bullpen coach and Ralph Dickenson assistant hitting coach.ATLANTA BRAVES — Announced the retirement of special assistant to the general manager Dick Balderson. Named Jeff Schugel special assistant to the general manager/major league scout.GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Released RHP Will Krout, RHP Billy Spottiswood, C Craig Maddox and INF Ryan Brockett.QUEBEC CAPITALES — Traded RHP Dustin Crenshaw and a player to be named to Gary SouthShore (AA) for LHP Ari Ronick.ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed WR Teddy Williams and Released LB Kenny Demens.LPGA — Promoted Tina Barnes-Budd to Senior Director, Social Media Marketing & Communications and Kelly Thesier to Director, Media Communications.ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled RW Devante Smith-Pelly from Norfolk (AHL).IDAHO STEELHEADS — Announced G Josh Robinson was reassigned to the team by Texas (AHL).NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed coach Giovanni Savarese to a multiyear contract extension.NCAA — Placed Miami's athletic program on three years probation. Miami's football team will lose nine scholarships and the men's basketball team will lose three scholarships over the next three years. Suspended Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith five games for inadequately monitoring his former assistants' interactions with Miami booster Nevin Shapiro and failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance with its rules while coach of the Hurricanes' men's basketball team.
MINNESOTA TWINS — Added Paul Molitor to their major league coaching staff.CINCINNATI REDS — Named Bryan Price manager.WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Exercised the 2014 options on LHP Gabe Aguilar, C Luis Alen, INF Yurendell deCaster, RHP Kaohi Downing, C Jordan Guida, INF Casey Haerther, LHP Mark Hardy, RHP Matthew Jackson, RHP Patrick Keating, RHP Chris Kissock, LHP Brandon Lafferty, INF Josh Mazzola, INF Amos Ramon, RHP Matt Rusch, OF Ray Salder, LHP Chris Salamida, OF Ryan Scoma and RHP Taylor Sewitt.ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Exercised the 2014 option on LHP Garrett Johnson.ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed LB Thomas Howard. Waived LB Jamar Chaney.DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned D Xavier Ouellet Grand Rapids (AHL).ASSUMPTION — Named Brian Lang assistant director of athletics for recreation.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed WR Brian Tyms off Miami's practice squad. Waived WR Tori Gurley.EDMONTON OILERS — Recalled F Ben Eager and F Tyler Pitlick from Oklahoma City (AHL).
DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed WR Lanear Sampson to the practice squad.OTTAWA SENATORS — Recalled F Mika Zibanejad from Binghamton (AHL).
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Terminated the contract of CB Jacob Lacey. Claimed CB Shaun Prater off waivers.PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled F Brandon Yip from Portland (AHL). Assigned F Tim Kennedy to Portland.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Placed FB Spencer Ware on injured reserve. Signed FB Michael Robinson. Released WR Josh Lenz from the practice squad. Signed WR Ricardo Lockette and G Zach Allen to the practice squad.