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BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX_Optioned 1B Lars Anderson and SS Jose Iglesias to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHP Justin Germano, RHP Doug Mathis and OF Josh Kroeger to minor league camp.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Reassigned OF Jordan Danks, INF Jim Gallagher, INF Dan Johnson, INF Dallas McPherson, C Josh Phegley and INF Tyler Saladino to their minor league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Optioned INF Lonnie Chisenhall and INF Matt Laporta to Columbus (IL). Reassigned OF Chad Huffman to their minor league camp.

MINNESOTA TWINS_Optioned RHP Jeff Manship and OF Joe Benson to Rochester (IL). Reassigned C Rene Rivera and INF Pedro Florimon to minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Released 1B-OF Preston Mattingly.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES_Released 3B Casey Blake unconditionally.

HOUSTON ASTROS_Released 1B/OF Jack Cust unconditionally and LHP Zach Duke from his minor league contract.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS_Optioned INF-OF Jerry Sands to their minor league camp. Placed RHP Blake Hawksworth on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Jamey Wright.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS_Agreed to terms with C Jonathan Lucroy on a five-year contract.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX_Signed OF Harrison Kain.

GARYSOUTHSHORE RAILCATS_Released LHP Shawn Schaefer.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Signed INF Brad Payne.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS_Signed LHP Gustavo Chacin.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

SAN ANTONIO SPURS_Signed G Patrick Mills.

TORONTO RAPTORS_Signed G Ben Uzoh to a 10-day contract.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

DETROIT LIONS_Agreed to terms with RB Kevin Smith on a one-year contract.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Re-signed LB Erin Henderson to a one-year contract. Signed CB Zack Bowman to a one-year contract.

NEW YORK JETS_Re-signed WR Scotty McKnight.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

FLORIDA PANTHERS_Agreed to terms with C Drew Shore and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS_Recalled D Simon Despres and D Brian Strait from Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS_Signed D Cameron Schilling to a two-year contract.

WINNIPEG JETS_Signed D Will O’Neill.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GROFFINS_Signed D Ryan Sproul. Assigned D Bryan Rufenach to Toledo (ECHL). Announced D Gleason Fournier was reassigned to Toledo.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE_Reassigned LW Justin Vaive to Cincinnati (ECHL).

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

MONTREAL IMPACT_Announced the retirement of D Nevio Pizzolitto.

COLLEGE

CINCINNATI_Named Shannon Morrison cornerbacks coach.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON_Named Natasha Adair women’s basketball coach.

MEMPHIS_Signed men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner to a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season and women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin to a one-year contract extension.

MIAMI_Signed women’s basketball coach Katie Meier to a contract extension through April 30, 2018.

NOTRE DAME_Announced sophomore basketball F Alex Dragicevich is transferring.

POST_Named Dan Petrosky director of football operations.

SOUTH CAROLINA_Named Frank Martin men’s basketball coach.