MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB--Suspended Toronto LHP Mitchell Taylor (Bluefield-Appalachian) and free agent RHP Matthew Rusch 50 games each for second violations for a drug of abuse under the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.
BOSTON RED SOX--Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Bowden, LHP Drake Britton, RHP Chris Carpenter, LHP Felix Doubront, RHP Mark Melancon, RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Stolmy Pimentel, RHP Junichi Tazawa, C Luis Exposito, C Ryan Lavarnway, INF Lars Anderson, INF Will Middlebrooks, INF Oscar Tejeda, OF Ryan Kalish, OF Che-Hsuan Lin and OF Darnell McDonald on one-year contracts.
CLEVELAND INDIANS--Agreed to terms with 2B Jason Kipnis, C Lou Marson, OF Shelley Duncan, RHP Vinnie Pestano, RHP Frank Herrmann, RHP Zach McAllister, LHP Nick Hagadone, LHP Scott Barnes, OF Ezequiel Carrera, INF Lonnie Chisenhall, INF Russ Canzler and INF Juan Diaz on one-year contracts.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS--Released C Landon Powell.
CHICAGO CUBS--Assigned RHP Marco Carrillo, RHP Trey McNutt, INF Jonathan Mota and OF Jae-Hoon Ha to their minor league camp.
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS--Signed C Dan Pellegrino.
LAREDO LEMURS--Released RHP Lee Henry and RHP Dustin Gober.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS--Signed INF Leivi Ventura.
SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS--Signed RHP Mark A. Michael.
WICHITA WINGNUTS--Signed RHP Anthony Ortega.