KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Claimed C George Kottaras off waivers from Oakland. Designated INF Tony Abreu for assignment.
TORONTO JAYS—Extended their player development contract with Vancouver (PCL).
MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Signed OF Khris Davis, INF Scooter Gennett, INF Taylor Green, C Martin Maldonado, OF Josh Prince, RHP Nick Bucci and RHP Jim Henderson to one-year contracts.
CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed LB Aaron Maybin to a reserve/future contract.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Named Al Harris defensive assistant/secondary coach and Mark DeLeone a quality control coach. Announced it will retain assistant strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar. Signed WR Tyler Shoemaker.
NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed TE Jamie Childers, CB Buddy Jackson and K-P Jake Rogers to reserve/future contracts.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Named Matt Thomas as vice president/football administration.
ANAHEIM DUCKS—Reassigned D Sami Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL).
EDMONTON OILERS—Claimed G Niko Hovinen off waivers from Philadelphia.
FLORIDA PANTHERS—Recalled C Quinton Howden from San Antonio (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned F Kris Newbury to Connecticut (AHL).
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Signed RW Mike Knuble to a one-year contract. Recalled D Andreas Lilja from Adirondack (AHL).
PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled F Nick Johnson from Portland (AHL).
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Assigned D Jake Gardner to Toronto (AHL).
ALBANY DEVILS—Loaned RW Bryan Haczyk to Trenton (ECHL).
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Signed D Mark Mitera to a professional tryout contract.
ROCHESTER AMERICANS—Signed F Hunter Bishop to a professional tryout contract.
CHIVAS USA—Traded F Casey Townsend to D.C. United for a 2014 MLS SuperDraft natural second-round pick.
D.C. UNITED—Signed MF Syamsir Alam. Released F Long Tan.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS—Waived D Martin Bonjour.