Sports transactions



American League

BOSTON RED SOX -- Named Tim Wakefield special assignment instructor/baseball operations.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS -- Placed INF Erick Aybar and RHP Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day DL, Aybar retroactive to April 10. Recalled OF J.B Shuck from Salt Lake (PCL). Selected LHP Michael Roth from Salt Lake. Designated OF Scott Cousins for assignment.

MINNESOTA TWINS -- Optioned RHP Liam Hendriks to Rochester (IL). Reinstated LHP Scott Diamond from the 15-day DL.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS -- Placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Michael Taylor from Sacramento (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS -- Placed SS Jose Reyes on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of SS Munenori Kawasaki from Buffalo (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS -- Sent OF Cody Ross to Reno (PCL) on a rehab assignment.

CHICAGO CUBS -- Placed RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15-day DL. Recalled RJP Rafael Dolis from Iowa (PCL).

MIAMI MARLINS -- Sent 1B Joe Mahoney to Jupiter (FSL) on a rehab assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS -- Sent SS Jeff Bianchi to Huntsville (SL) on a rehab assignment.

SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Sent 3B Chase Headley to Lake Elsinore (Cal) on a rehab assignment.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS -- Acquired OF Matt Fleishman from Washington (Frontier) and signed him. Placed OF Vladimir Guerrero on the inactive list.


National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES -- Signed D Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract.

American Hockey League

AHL -- Suspended Charlotte RW Jared Staal one game and Albany LW Jean-Sebastien Berube two games.


ILLINOIS -- Signed men's basketball coach John Groce to a one-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season.


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