BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Re-signed RHP Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract and assigned him to Norfolk (IL).
CLEVELAND INDIANS_Activated RHP Chris Perez from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP T.J. House to Columbus (IL). Traded INF John McDonald to Philadelphia for cash or a player to be named.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS_Placed RHP Tommy Hanson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 21). Recalled LHP Michael Roth Arkansas (Texas).
CHICAGO CUBS_Signed RHP Tyler Skulina to a minor league contract.
COLORADO ROCKIES_Signed INF Reid Brignac to a minor league contract and assigned him to Colorado Springs (PCL).
WINSTON-SALEM DASH_Released INF Mark Tracy.
EL PASO DIABLOS_Signed OF Rogelio Noris.
KANSAS CITY T-BONES_Signed INF Kody Hightower.
LAREDO LEMURS_Signed INF John Alonso and released LHP Edwin Walker.
NEWARK BEARS_Traded OF Brandon Newton to Rockford (Frontier) in exchange for a player to be named.
FRONTIER GREYS_Signed RHP Ryan Woolley.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS_Signed 1B Steven Liddle.
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS_Signed RHP Jacob Roberts. Released INF Jonathan Clark and LHP Mark Kuzma.
|National Basketball Association|
INDIANA PACERS_Named Larry Bird president of basketball operations. Announced assistant coach Jim Boylen also will not return next season.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES_Named Dave Joerger coach.
|National Football League|
MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Signed LB Desmond Bishop. Waived LB Stanford Keglar.
USA GYMNASTICS_Named Luan Peszek vice president of women's program.
|National Hockey League|
NEW YORK RANGERS_Announced the resignation of special assistant to the general manager Mark Messier.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS_Agreed to terms with F Chris Kunitz on a three-year contract extension.
SAN JOSE SHARKS_Signed D Jason Demers to a one-year contract.
ST. LOUIS BLUES_Re-signed D Kevin Shattenkirk to a multiyear contract.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Bought out the contract of C Vincent Lecavalier. Re-signed F Mike Angelidis to a one-year contract.
|National Lacrosse League|
NLL_Approved the relocation of the Stealth franchise from Everett, Wash. to Vancouver.
|Major League Soccer|
NEW YORK RED BULLS_Waived F Rafhinha.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC_Waived D Ashani Fairclough.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY_Recalled F Dom Dwyer from Orlando City (USL PRO).
TORONTO FC_Placed D Logan Emory on waivers.
FAIRFIELD_Named John Cirillo sports media relations/marketing consultant.
HIGH POINT_Named Jon Litchfield associate athletic director for communications and Jared Micklos associate athletic director for internal operations. Announced men's junior basketball G Brian Richardson has transferred from South Carolina and will be eligible for the 2014-15 season.
LOUISIANA TECH_Announced the resignation of athletic director Bruce Van De Velde.
SOUTH CAROLINA_Announced 1B Ryan Ripken was leaving the program.
VIRGINIA TECH_Announced the resignation of baseball coach Pete Hughes to take the same position at Oklahoma. Named Patrick Mason baseball coach.