CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP Matt Lindstrom. Named Todd Steverson hitting coach.
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Released RHP Chris Perez. Agreed to terms with DH Jason Giambi on a minor league contract.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP James Shields.
TAMPA BAY RAYS — Assigned DH Freddy Guzman outright to Durham (IL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Kevin Seitzer hitting coach.
NEW YORK METS — Reinstated 1B Ike Davis, LHPs Josh Edgin and Scott Rice, RHPs Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell and Jeremy Hefner from the 60-day DL.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded LHP Colt Hynes to Cleveland for cash considerations.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Matt Williams manager.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Traded C/INF Jake Taylor to St. Paul to complete an earlier trade.
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CINCINNATI BENGALS — Activated WR Andrew Hawkins from injured reserve.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DE Jason Vega to the practice squad.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed TE Chase Ford to the practice squad.
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BOSTON BRUINS — Recalled F Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL).
COLORADO AVALANCHE — Traded F Steve Downie to Philadelphia for F Maxime Talbot.
DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned C Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids (AHL).
MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned F Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned F Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton (AHL).
IDAHO STEELHEADS — Signed G Garrett Bartus.
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CHICAGO FIRE — Named Frank Yallop coach and director of soccer.
D.C. UNITED — Declined the contract option on M Dwayne De Rosario.
FLORIDA — Suspended men's basketball F Dorian Finney Smith, F/C Damontre Harris and G Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely.