BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Claimed RHP Logan Verrett off waivers from the N.Y. Mets.
BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Justin Masterson on a one-year contract. Traded RHP Jandel Gustave to Kansas City for cash.
DETROIT TIGERS — Designated RHP Melvin Mercedes for assignment.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Luke Gregorson on a three-year contract and Pat Neshek on a two-year contract. Traded RHP Jason Garcia to Baltimore for cash.
MINNESOTA TWINS — Claimed RHP J.R. Graham off waivers from Atlanta.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Designated 1B Shane Peterson for assignment.
CHICAGO CUBS — Traded 2B Taylor Featherston to the L.A. Angels for cash. Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Hammel on a two-year contract.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with 1B Mark Reynolds on a one-year contract.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Traded RHP Ross Detwiler to Texas for 2B Christopher Bostick and RHP Abel De Los Santos.
NIPPON HAM FIGHTERS — Signed OF Jeremy Hermida to a one-year contract.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Signed WR Seantavius Jones from the practice squad and WR Willie Snead and RB Toben Opurum to the practice squad.
MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Signed LB Nicolas Boulay to a two-year contract extension.
SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Signed DT Tearrius George to a contract extension.
ARIZONA COYOTES — Assigned F Jordan Martinook to Portland (AHL). Recalled F Alex Bolduc from Portland.
EDMONTON OILERS — Transferred F Jesse Joensuu to SC Bern (Swiss Elite).
WINNIPEG JETS — Reassigned F Patrice Cormier to St. John’s (AHL).
PORTLAND PIRATES — Assigned G Mike Lee to Gwinnett (ECHL).
SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Signed D Jalil Anibaba.
SKY BLUE FC — Traded the rights to M Ashley Nick and 2015 second- and fourth-round draft picks (No. 13 and 31 overall) to Houston for 2015 second- and fourth-round draft picks (No. 10 and 28 overall).
HOLY CROSS — Agreed to terms with football coach Tom Gilmore on a three-year contract extension.
SAINT AUGUSTINE’S — Promoted interim football coach Michael Morand to permanent coach.
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