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Major League Baseball

MLB—Announced resignation of Ralph Nelson, vice president of umpires in the commissioner's office.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Recalled RHP Ryan Rupe from Pawtucket of the IL. Placed RHP Ramiro Mendoza on the 15-day disabled list. Signed OF David Murphy, RHP Jonathan Papelbon, LHP Brian Marshall, RHP Jessie Corn, 2B Lee Curtis, RHP John Wilson, RHP Barry Hertzler, LHP Justin Sturge, RHP Zachary Basch, SS Zachary Borowiak, LHP Kevin Ool, LHP Tom Cochran, RHP Jarrett Gardner, RHP Michael Dennison, C Isaiah Kaaihue, OF David Coffey, SS Ignacio Suarez, SS Jason Ramos, RHP David Penny, OF Kevin Jordan, RHP Arthur Santos, C Erich Cloninger, and C Lance Schartz.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Designated RHP Scott Service for assignment. Activated RHP Mike Koplove from the 15-day disabled list.

CHICAGO CUBS—Signed OF Ryan Harvey, LHP Darin Downs, LHP Sean Marshall, INF Andrew Larsen, INF Casey McGehee, INF Nick Jones, INF Charles Hickman, INF Trey Johnston, LHP Brian Carter, INF Lance Dawkins, RHP Reid Willett, RHP Craig Green, INF Jose Rios, RHP Sean Overholt, and INF Danny Lopaze.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with OF Xavier Paul Jr., RHP Jordan Pratt, LHP Dequam Wright and SS Russell Mitchell.


National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Traded RB Thomas Jones to Tampa Bay for WR Marquise Walker. Signed FB J.P. Comella to a one-year contract.

ATLANTA FALCONS—Claimed TE Jason Thomas off waivers from the New York Jets.

GREEN BAY PACKERS—Agreed to terms with QB Akili Smith.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed DE Dwight Johnson.


National Hockey League

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Named chief operating officer Ron Ryan president. Announced Bob Clarke will remain general manager.