American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Dario Gardea and Martin Herrera on minor league contracts.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with SS Guillermo Fernandez and RHP Luis Barroso on minor league contracts.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Assigned LHP Nate Smith outright to Salt Lake (PCL).

National League

MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with OF/1B Scott Van Slyke, LHP Mike Kickham and RHPs Jumbo Diaz, Javy Guerra and Tyler Cloyd on minor league contracts.

NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with RHP Eiker Huizi on a minor league contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Nathaneal Heredia and OF Claudio Ramirez on minor league contracts.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Geraldo on a minor league contract.

National Basketball Association

NEW YORK KNICKS — Waived G Ramon Sessions.

National Football League

HOUSTON TEXANS — Named Brian Gaine general manager. Signed coach Bill O'Brien to a contract extension through the 2022 season.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Waived TE Kyle Carter. Activated QB Sam Bradford from injured reserve.

National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS — Placed D Marc Methot on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 4. Recalled D Dillon Heatherington from Texas (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned G Louis Domingue to Syracuse (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned F Travis Boyd to Hershey (AHL).

WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled G Jamie Phillips from Jacksonville (ECHL) to Manitoba (AHL).

American Hockey League

IOWA WILD — Recalled F Jack Walker from Rapid City (ECHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled F Michael Joly from Colorado (ECHL).


ECHL — Suspended Kalamazoo D Kyle Bushee two games.

IDAHO STEELHEADS — Added G Doug Melvin as emergency backup.

JACKSONVILLE ICEMEN — Released G Tyler Toyota as emergency backup.

READING ROYALS — Signed F Dillan Fox.

WICHITA THUNDER — Signed F Nick Latta.


GEORGIA — DT Trenton Thompson will enter the NFL draft.

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