|BASEBALL||Major League Baseball|
MLB — Suspended Atlanta RHP Steve Borkowski (Danville-Appalachian) 68 games after testing positive for a metabolite of Stanozolol; Chicago Cubs OF Adron Chambers (Iowa-PCL) 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse; and San Francisco RHP Alvaro Diaz (Rookie) 25 games following a violation, all under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
BOSTON RED SOX — Exercised their 2016 contract option on RHP Clay Buchholz.
DETROIT TIGERS — Selected the contract of RHP Luis Cessa from Toledo (IL). Declined the 2016 contract option on RHP Joe Nathan, making him a free agent.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Reinstated RHPs Miguel Almonte, Louis Coleman, Jeremy Guthrie, Greg Holland and Michael Mariot; LHP Scott Alexander; C Francisco Pena; 2B Omar Infante; SS Orlando Calixte; 3B Cheslor Cuthbert; and OFs Lane Adams, Jorge Bonifacio, Reymond Fuentes, Jonny Gomes and Terrance Gore.
MINNESOTA TWINS — Reinstated LHP Logan Darnell and RHP Ryan Pressly from the 60-day DL. Named Dustin Morse senior director, communications and Chris Iles senior director, content. Announced the resignation of senior director corporate communications and broadcast Kevin Smith.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Released RHP Chris Martin. Announced INF Brendan Ryan exercised his player option for the 2016 season. Declined their 2016 club option on RHP Andrew Bailey, making him a free agent.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Announced RHP Dan Otero was claimed off waivers by Philadelphia. Sent C Carson Blair outright to Nashville (PCL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Reinstated 2B Maicer Izturis and OF Michael Saunders from the 60-day DL. Exercised the 2016 contract options on OF Jose Bautista, 1B-DH Edwin Encarnacion and RHP R.A. Dickey. Declined their 2016 club option on INF Maicer Izturis.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with 3B Randy Federico on a minor league contract. Exercised their 2016 contract options on RHPs Brad Ziegler and Josh Collmenter.
ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed WR C.J. Goodwin to practice squad. Released WR LaRon Byrd from practice squad.
CINCINNATI REDS — Reinstated C Devin Mesoraco from the 60-day DL.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Assigned C Juan Centeno, 1B Matt Clark, RHP Johnny Hellweg, LHP Cesar Jimenez and OF Logan Schafer outright to Colorado Springs (PCL). Reinstated RHPs Michael Blazek and Jimmy Nelson from the 60-day DL.
NEW YORK METS — Reinstated Cs Johnny Monell and Anthony Recker, LHP Dario Alvarez, 3B Eric Campbell, 2B Dilson Herrera, SSs Matt Reynolds and Ruben Tejada, OF LF Eric Young Jr. and RHPs Erik Goeddel, Akeel Morris, Carlos Torres, Logan Verrett and Gabriel Ynoa.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Reinstated SS Cesar Hernandez and LHPs Elvis Araujo, Matt Harrison, Mario Hollands and Cliff Lee from the 60-day DL.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Reinstated RHP Carlos Martinez from the 60-day DL.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Reinstated 2B Joe Panik, OF Juan Perez and Cs Hector Sanchez and Andrew Susac from the 60-day DL.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Dusty Baker manager.
AMARILLO THUNDERHEADS — Traded INF Juan Martinez, 1B Rene Leveret and OF Dexter Kjerstad to Lincoln for cash.
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Traded LHP Chuck Fontana to Florence to complete an earlier trade.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released C Mitch Canham, RHP Jesse Smith, LHP Moises Melendez and INF Jeremy Hamilton.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Exercised the 2016 contract option on LHP Joe Bircher.
ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed INF Anthony Phillips.
WICHITA WINGNUTS — Exercised the 2016 contract option on LHP Frankie Reed.
|FOOTBALL||National Football League|
NFL — Suspended San Francisco DL Kaleb Ramsey four games for violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.
BUFFALO BILLS — Released RB Miguel Maysonet from the practice squad.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Waived RB Joseph Randle.
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Placed DE Cameron Wake on injured reserve. Released CB Trovon Reed from the practice squad. Signed OT John Ulrick. Signed LB Terrell Manning and DB Gary Shamiel to the practice squad.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed RB Isaiah Pead.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Placed WR Keenan Allen, RB Branden Oliver and LB Tourek Williams on injured reserve. Signed WR Javontee Herndon and CB Greg Ducre from the practice squad. Signed C J.D. Walton.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed RB Pierre Thomas. Placed RB Reggie Bush on injured reserve. Signed CB Chris Davis to the practice squad.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Placed OT Reid Fragel on injured reserve.
TENNESSEE TITANS — Fired coach Ken Whisenhunt. Named assistant head coach/tight ends coach Mike Mularkey interim head coach.
|HOCKEY||National Hockey League|
ANAHEIM DUCKS — Assigned RW Tim Jackman to San Diego (AHL). Recalled LW Max Friberg from San Diego.
ARIZONA COYOTES — Named Mitchell Ziets arena consultant.
|American Hockey League|
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Announced F Michael Bunting was assigned to the team. Signed D Keith Aulie to a professional tryout contract.
ECHL — Suspeneded Greenvilles Michael Kantor four games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Nov. 1 game against Florida.
MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Loaned F Darik Angeli to Portland (AHL).
CLEMSON — Announced men's junior basketball G Austin Ajukwa will transfer.