American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Agreed to terms with SS J.J. Hardy, OF Adam Jones, OF Felix Pie and RHP Jim Johnson on one-year contracts.

BOSTON RED SOX_Agreed to terms with RHP Jonathan Papelbon and CF Jacoby Ellsbury on one-year contracts.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Agreed to terms with LHP John Danks, OF Carlos Quentin and RHP Tony Pena on one-year contracts. Claimed RHP Phil Humber off waivers from Oakland.

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Agreed to terms with OF Shin Soo Choo, RHP Chris Perez and LHP Rafael Perez on one-year contracts. Named Mike Hargrove special advisor.

DETROIT TIGERS_Agreed to terms with RHP Armando Galarraga and RHP Brad Penny on one-year contracts. Designated Galarraga for assignment.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Davies on a one-year contract. Announced the retirement of RHP Gil Meche.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS_Agreed to terms with 1B Kendry Morales, SS Erick Aybar, 2B Howie Kendrick and OF Reggie Willits on one-year contracts.

MINNESOTA TWINS_Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Capps and LHP Glen Perkins on one-year contracts.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Agreed to terms with RHP Rafael Soriano on a three-year contract and RHP Joba Chamberlain, RHP Phil Hughes and LHP Boone Logan on one-year contracts.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS_Agreed to terms with OF Josh Willingham, OF Conor Jackson, LHP Dallas Braden and 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff on one-year contracts.

SEATTLE MARINERS_Agreed to terms with RHP David Aardsma, RHP Brandon League and LHP Jason Vargas to one-year contracts.

TAMPA BAY RAYS_Agreed to terms with RHP Andy Sonnanstine on a one-year contract. Promoted Dave Haller to director of communications. Named Jonathan Gantt and Andrew Heydt as communications coordinators.

TEXAS RANGERS_Agreed to terms with OF Nelson Cruz and LHP C.J. Wilson on one-year contracts. Named Joe Januszewski executive vice president, business partnerships and development.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Agreed to terms with SS Yunel Escobar and RHP Brandon Morrow on one-year contracts and OF Rajai Davis on a two-year contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS_Agreed to terms with INF Stephen Drew on a two-year contract and LHP Joe Saunders, INF-OF Willie Bloomquist and RHP Aaron Heilman on one-year contracts.

ATLANTA BRAVES_Agreed to terms with RHP Jair Jurrjens, RHP Peter Moylan, LHP Eric O'Flaherty and LF Martin Prado on one-year contracts.

CHICAGO CUBS_Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Marshall on a two-year contract and LHP Tom Gorzelanny, RHP Matt Garza and C Geovany Soto on one-year contracts.

CINCINNATI REDS_Agreed to terms with LHP Bill Bray on a one-year contract.

FLORIDA MARLINS_Agreed to terms with RHP Anibal Sanchez and RHP Clay Hensley on one-year contracts.

HOUSTON ASTROS_Agreed to terms with OF Michael Bourn, INF Clint Barnes and INF Jeff Keppinger on one-year contracts.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS_Agreed to terms with RHP Chad Billingsley on a one-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS_Agreed to terms with 1B Prince Fielder and LHP Manny Parra on one-year contracts.

NEW YORK METS_Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Pelfrey on a one-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Kendrick on a one-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Agreed to terms with RHP Joel Hanrahan on a one-year contract and RHP Jose Veras and C Wyatt Toregas on minor league contracts.

SAN DIEGO PADRES_Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Adams, RHP Heath Bell, RHP Tim Stauffer, INF Chase Headley and OF Ryan Ludwick on one-year contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS_Agreed to terms with LHP Cody Ross, LHP Jonathan Sanchez and RHP Ramon Ramirez on one-year contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Agreed to terms with LHP Doug Slaten and OF Michael Morse on one-year contracts.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX_Released INF Adolfo Gonzalez. Signed OF Tim Alberts.

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS_Released LHP-OF Cory Patton, RHP Sean Gregory and RHP TJ Stanton. Signed INF Jesse Hoorelbeke.

FORT WORTH CATS_Signed C Ben Petralli.


LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Traded OF Rafael Alvarez, OF Roberto Alvarez and a player to be named to Lake County (North American) for OF Jon Nelson and a player to be named. Traded RHP Jim Paduch, INF Juan M. Richardson and cash to the Chico (North American) for OF-LHP Blake Gailen, OF Maikel Jova and C Robby Alcombrack.

ST. PAUL SAINTS_Signed RHP Kyle Foster and INF Steve Mays. Traded INF Kraig Binick to New Jersey (Can-Am) for INF Mario Delgado.

WICHITA WINGNUTS_Released RHP Gabe Medina.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS_Signed OF Kennard Jones.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Released INF Abraham O. Nunez.

QUEBEC CAPITALES_Sold the contract of OF Sebastien Boucher to Philadelphia (NL). Released RHP Andy Schon and OF Anthony Cros.


National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS_Signed G-F Damien Wilkins to a second 10-day contract.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_Named Troy Wenzel athletic trainer.

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS_Signed TE Marquez Branson, C Rob Bruggeman, WR Tim Buckley, WR Brandyn Harvey, DE Emmanuel Stephens, WR Andy Strickland and G Jose Valdez to reserve-future contracts.

BALTIMORE RAVENS_Promoted secondary coach Chuck Pagano to defensive coordinator.

CHICAGO BEARS_Signed QB Matt Gutierrez to a reserve/future contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Signed TE Carson Butler, QB Jonathan Crompton, WR Darnell Jenkins, WR Buddy Farnham, DL Marlon Favorite, DB Thad Turner and DB Ross Vetrone.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Fired offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. Named Tom Cable assistant head coach/offensive line coach and Todd Wash defensive line coach. Promoted Kris Richard to defensive backs coach/cornerbacks and Rocky Seto to assistant defensive backs coach/safeties.

ST. LOUIS RAMS_Named Josh McDaniels offensive coordinator.

Canadian Football League


WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS_Named Tim Burke defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

National Hockey League

NHL_Suspended San Jose F Scott Nichol four games for delivering a blow to the head of Phoenix D David Schlemko in a Jan. 17.

OTTAWA SENATORS_Recalled F Bobby Butler from Binghamton (AHL) on an emergency basis.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS_Signed general manager Paul Holmgren a three-year contract extension.

PHOENIX COYOTES_Recalled D Chris Summers San Antonio (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS_Acquired F Ben Eager from Atlanta for a 2011 fifth-round draft pick. Assigned F Andrew Desjardins, F Brandon Mashinter and D Justin Braun to Worcester (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES_Activated F T.J. Oshie from injured reserve.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Reassigned G Jaroslav Janus to Norfolk (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL_Suspended Providence RW Brian McGrattan one game as a result of his actions during Saturday's game at Connecticut.

MANITOBA MOOSE_Signed F Andy Brandt.

Central Hockey League

BLOOMINGTON PRAIRIETHUNDER_Placed F Tyler Rennette on waivers.

LAREDO BUCKS_Signed F Ryan Bennett and D Brent Currie.


ECHL_Suspended Trenton's Dan Charleston 12 games and fined him an undisclosed amount as a result of his actions following the conclusion of regulation time of a Jan. 15 game against Toledo.

ELMIRA JACKALS_Loaned D Jody Pederson to Worcester (AHL).

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS_Announced RW Ned Lukacevic was recalled by San Antonio (AHL). Loaned LW Ryan Huddy to San Antonio. Agreed to terms with F Don Maloney, Jr.

Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION_Re-signed D Seth Sinovic.

REAL SALT LAKE_Named C.J. Brown assistant coach.

RED BULL NEW YORK_Named Jurgen Mainka vice president of communications and community relations


HOWARD PAYNE_Named Larry Walls assistant athletic trainer.

JUNIATA_Announced the resignation of athletic director and women's volleyball coach Larry Bock who was named women's volleyball coach at Navy.

LA SALLE_Announced sophomore F Christian Standhardinger has transferred to the school from Nebraska.

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MICHIGAN_Named Greg Mattison defensive coordinator, Al Borges offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Dan Ferrigno special teams coordinator/tight ends coach, Darrell Funk offensive line coach, Jeff Hecklinski wide receivers coach, Mark Smith linebackers coach and Aaron Wellman strength and conditioning coach.

PITTSBURGH_Named Tony Dews tight ends coach.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA_Announced junior F Elgin Bailey has transferred to the school from Mississippi State.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN_Named Kewa Nichols assistant tennis coach.

TEXAS TECH_Signed football coach Tommy Tuberville to a one-year contract extension through 2015.

WISCONSIN_Promoted secondary coach Chris Ash and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge to co-defensive coordinators.