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Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:58 PM

Associated Press


American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Assigned INF Dan Johnson and OF Chris Dickerson outright to Norfolk (IL).

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).

TEXAS RANGERS — Declined the contract option on 1B/DH Lance Berkman.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Kevin Seitzer hitting coach.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES — Declined the contract option on RHP Rafael Betancourt.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Declined contract options on 2B Mark Ellis and LHP Chris Capuano.

MIAMI MARLINS — Reinstated OF Marcell Ozuna from the 60-day DL.

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.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Declined the contract option on RHP Jake Westbrook.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded LHP Colt Hynes to Cleveland for cash considerations.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Matt Williams manager.

American Association

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Traded C/INF Jake Taylor to St. Paul to complete an earlier trade.

Frontier League

NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed SS Pat McKenna to a contract extension.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Kyle Brady. Placed 2B Brian Aanderud and OF Jake Atwell on the retired list.


National Basketball Association

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed G/F Quincy Pondexter to a contract extension.


National Football League

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Activated WR Andrew Hawkins from injured reserve.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DE Jason Vega to the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed WR Ryan Spadola from the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed TE Chase Ford to the practice squad.


National Hockey League

NHL — Suspended Buffalo F John Scott seven games for an illegal check to the head of Boston F Loui Eriksson during their Oct. 23 game.

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).

MONTREAL CANADIENS — Signed D Alexei Emelin to a 4-year contract

OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned F Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned F Tim Kennedy to Portland (AHL). Recalled D Brandon Gormley from Portland.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled F Brett Connolly from Syracuse (AHL).


IDAHO STEELHEADS — Signed G Garrett Bartus.


Major League Soccer

CHICAGO FIRE — Named Frank Yallop coach and director of soccer.

COLUMBUS CREW — Announced the retirement of M Eddie Gaven.

D.C. UNITED — Declined the contract option on M Dwayne De Rosario.


NCAA — Named Big 12 senior associate commissioner Dru Hancock chair of the Division I Women's Basketball Committee.

FLORIDA — Suspended men's basketball F Dorian Finney Smith, F/C Damontre Harris and G Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely.


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