CHICAGO CUBS--Named David Bell third base coach. Promoted interim hitting coach James Rowson to hitting coach. Agreed to terms with assistant general manager Randy Bush on a three-year contract extension. Named Tim Cossins field coordinator, Alex Suarez assistant director of player development/international scouting; Lukas McKnight assistant director of amateur scouting; Chris Clemons, J.P. Davis and Alex Lontayo area scouts; Mark Adair regional crosschecker; Andrew Bassett pro scouting coordinator; Steve Boros, Terry Kennedy and Mark Kiefer pro scouts; and Jason Karegeannes and Brad Kullman major league scouts. Promoted Jake Ciarrachi to pro scout.
MIAMI MARLINS--Fired manager Ozzie Guillen. Announced 3B Gil Velazquez refused outright assignment and elected free agency.|
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS--Released RHP Colin Allen, RHP Geno Glynn, LHP Chuck Luckanen and OF Mike Bisenius.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES--Released RHP Denver Wynn, INF Jose O. Duran and INF Barbaro Canizares. Claimed LHP Aaron Correa off waivers from Sioux City.|
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MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES--Waived F/C Michael Dunigan and G Kyle Weaver.|
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BUFFALO BILLS--Signed OL Keith Williams to the practice squad.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS--Released G Tyler Holmes from the practice squad. Signed DE Ernest Owusu to the practice squad.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS--Released WR Marques Clark from the practice squad. Signed WR Kashif Moore to the practice squad.