American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Reinstated 3B Rafael Devers from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Brandon Phillips from Pawtucket (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SIOX — Purchased the contract of RP José Ruiz from Birmingham (SL). Sent INF Matt Skole outright to Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Selected the contracts of OF Brandon Barnes and INF Adam Rosales from Columbus (IL). Transferred OF Tyler Naquin to the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP James Hoyt from Columbus and placed him on the 60-day DL.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Recalled INF J.D. Davis from Fresno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Dean Deetz from Fresno.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Extended their player development contract with Lexington (SAL) through the 2020 season.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Selected the contract of SS Gregorio Petit from Rochester (IL). Recalled RHPs Chase De Jong and John Curtiss from Rochester. Transferred 1B Logan Morrison to the 60-day DL.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled INFs Gordon Beckham and Daniel Vogelbach, and RHP Casey Lawrence from Tacoma (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS — Activated INF Hanser Alberto from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx and OF Willie Calhoun from Round Rock (PCL). Purchased the contracts of RHP Adrian Sampson from Round Rock and LHP C.D. Pelham from Frisco (TL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Assigned RHP Murphy Smith outright to Buffalo (IL). Reinstated RHP Marcus Stroman from the 10-day DL.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Selected the contract of RHP Yoan Lopez from Jackson (SL). Transferred 3B Jake Lamb to the 60-day DL.

CHICAGO CUBS — Assigned LHP Rob Zastryzny outright to Iowa (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS — Recalled RHP Tyler Mahle from Louisville (IL). Selected the contracts of C Tim Federowicz and OF Gabriel Guerrero from Louisville. Recalled RHP Keury Mella from Louisville for the purpose of placing him on the 60-day DL.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Assigned RHP Jake Thompson outright to Colorado Springs (PCL).

NEW YORK METS — Reinstated C Kevin Plawecki from paternity leave.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Designated RHP Ben Lively for assignment. Reinstated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 60-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Recalled RHPs Tanner Anderson, Michael Feliz and Clay Holmes; and Jordan Luplow from Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contracts of INF Kevin Kramer and C Ryan Lavarnway from Indianapolis. Designated LHP Buddy Boshers for assignment.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reinstated LHP Tommy Milone from the 10-day DL and assigned him outright to Syracuse (IL). Reinstated RHPs Erick Fedde and Joe Ross from the 60-day DL. Recalled OF Victor Robles, INF Adrian Sanchez and RHP Austin Voth from Syracuse. Selected the contract of RHP Kyle McGowin from Syracuse.

American Association

CHICAGO DOGS — Traded RHP Taylor Grover and OF Rubi Silva to Long Island (Atlantic) for two players to be named.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Activated LHP Hector Silvestre. Placed RHP Dennis O'Grady on the inactive list.

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS — Promoted Brain Cearns to senior director of communications.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed OL Cam Erving to a two-year contract extension.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Claimed DL John Jenkins off waivers from Chicago. Waived DE Romeo Okwara. Signed DT tackle Josh Banks to the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS — Released QB John Wolford from the practice squad. Signed QB Davis Webb to the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Released WR Austin Proehl from the practice squad. Signed WR Damore'ea Stringfellow to the practice squad.

National Hockey League

NEW YORK RANGERS — Named Steve Konowalchuk amateur scout.

WINNIPEG JETS — Signed F Blake Wheeler to a five-year contract extension.


READING ROYALS — Signed D Ilya Nekolenko to a one-year contract.

American Hockey League

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Signed RW David Gust to a one-year contract.


USA GYMNASTICS — Announced the resignation of president and CEO Kerry Perry.

Major League Soccer

LOS ANGELES FC — Loaned D Tristan Blackmon and F Josh Pérez to Phoenix (USL).

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Re-signed M/D Graham Zusi, D Matt Besler and Ms Roger Espinoza and Ilie Sanchez to contract extensions.


HOFSTRA — Blake Nation assistant baseball coach.

SAINT ANSELM — Named Nicole Ferrucci assistant director of athletic communications.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Reinstated DB Javon Charleston from suspension.

WAGNER — Named Shayna Pirreca assistant women's lacrosse coach.