MLB—Suspended Baltimore SS Ryan Adams for the first 25 games of next season after testing positive for a banned amphetamine.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Claimed Alexi Casilla off waivers from Minnesota. Sent OF Lew Ford, INF Steve Tolleson and LHP Zach Phillips outright to Norfolk (IL). Reinstated RHP Oliver Drake, RHP Stu Pomeranz, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, INF Brian Roberts and OF Nolan Reimold from the 60-day DL.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Promoted Buddy Bell to vice president/assistant general manager.
CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated RHP Carlos Carrasco, LHP Rafael Perez and RHP Josh Tomlin from the 60-day DL. Claimed RHP Blake Wood off waivers from Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Promoted Rene Francisco to assistant general manager-international operations, Scott Sharp to director of player development and Kyle Vena to assistant director of player development. Reinstated LHP Danny Duffy and RHP Felipe Paulino from the 60-day DL. Claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso from Colorado and C Brett Hayes from Miami. Assigned C Manuel Pina outright to Omaha (PCL). Designated LHP Tommy Hottovy, RHP Jeremy Jeffress and OF Jason Bourgeois for assignment.
MINNESOTA TWINS—Claimed INF Tommy Field and RHP Josh Roenicke off waivers from Colorado. Assigned Samuel Deduno outright to Rochester (IL).
NEW YORK YANKEES—Made qualifying offers to RHP Hiroki Kuroda, RHP Rafael Soriano and OF Nick Swisher.
TEXAS RANGERS—Made a qualifying offer to OF Josh Hamilton. Declined the 2013 contract option on C Mike Napoli.
CHICAGO CUBS—Claimed RHP Zach Putnam off waivers from Colorado.
COLORADO ROCKIES—Assigned RHP Carlos Torres outright to Colorado Springs (PCL). Reinstated INF Todd Helton, RHP Christian Friedrich and RHP Juan Nicasio from the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Josh Sullivan from Tulsa (Texas).
MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Claimed RHP Arcenio Leon off waivers from Houston. Sent 1B Travis Ishikawa outright to Nashville (PCL). Announced RHP Kameron Loe and OF Nyjer Morgan declined outright assignments to Nashville and elected free agency.
NEW YORK METS—Announced C Mike Nickeas cleared waivers and was sent outright to Las Vegas (PCL).
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Named Aaron Barzilai director of basketball analytics.
NFL—Fined Chicago S Chris Conte $21,000 for striking Carolina WR Brandon LaFell in the head and neck area when LaFell was defenseless in an Oct. 28 game. Fined Oakland DL Richard Seymour, New York Giants DL Chris Canty, New York Jets LB Marcus Dowtin, and Tennessee DT Mike Martin, $15,750 apiece and Miami OT Jonathan Martin $10,000 for their actions in last week's games.
BUFFALO BILLS—Activated DB Ron Brooks from the injured reserve/return list. Placed G Chad Rinehart on injured reserve.
CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DL Ronnie Cameron from the practice squad. Activated DL Phil Taylor from the reserve physically unable to perform list. Placed DL Brian Sanford on injured reserve.
CONNECTICUT WHALE—Loaned D Sebastien Piche to Greenville (ECHL).
DAYTON—Named Ryan Meyer men's and women's tennis coach.
RICHMOND—Named Keith Gill athletic director.