CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with INF/OF Nate Spears on a minor league contract.
DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Trevor Bell, RHP Cesar Carrillo, RHP Shane Dyer, RHP Shawn Hill, RHP Micah Kellogg, RHP David Kopp, RHP Victor Larez, RHP Carlos Monasterios, RHP Jesse Todd, LHP Jose Alvarez, LHP Ramon Garcia, LHP Efrain Nieves, C Brad Davis, INF Argenis Diaz, INF Lance Durham, INF John Lindsey, INF/OF Marcus Lemon, INF/OF Kevin Russo and INF/OF Matt Tuiasosopo on minor league contracts.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with C Eli Whiteside on a one-year contract.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Traded INF Brandon Hicks to the New York Mets for cash considerations.
TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with 3B Evan Longoria on a 10-year contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named DeMarlo Hale bench coach, Chad Mottola hitting coach, Dwayne Murphy first base and outfield coach, Luis Rivera third base coach and Pete Walker pitching coach.
CHICAGO CUBS — Named Rob Deer assistant hitting coach.
NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with LHP Tim Byrdak on a minor league contract.
NFL — Suspended New England DL Jermaine Cunningham and Tampa Bay CB Eric Wright four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
CHICAGO BEARS — Placed G Lance Louis on injured reserve.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Announced president Mike Holmgren is leaving the team.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed LB Bruce Carter on injured reserve. Released WR Andre Holmes. Signed LB Brady Poppinga and WR Anthony Armstrong.
DENVER BRONCOS — Signed RB Jacob Hester. Signed RB Jeremiah Johnson to the practice squad.
ST. LOUIS BLUES — Reassigned F Stefan Della Rovere from Peoria (AHL) to Evansville (ECHL).
ECHL — Suspended Trenton LW Andrew Conboy one game, Trenton F Kelsey Wilson two games and fined him, and Greenville F Brendan Connolly, undisclosed amounts for their actions during Saturday's game.
CHICAGO FIRE — Announced the retirement of D Cory Gibbs.
NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed M/D Brandon Barklage and M/D Connor Lade.