BOSTON RED SOX — Designated C/UT Blake Swihart for assignment. Selected the contracts of C Sandy León and RHP Erasmo Ramírez from Pawtucket (IL).
NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed 1B Greg Bird on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Sunday, April 14. Selected the contract of 1B Mike Ford from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Transferred OF Jacoby Ellsbury to the 60-day IL.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Chris Bassitt to Las Vegas (PCL).
ATLANTA BRAVES — Placed LHP Johnny Venters on the 10-day IL.
CINCINNATI REDS — Optioned OF Phillip Ervin to Louisville (IL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned INF Kevin Kramer to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated RHP Kyle Crick from the 10-day IL.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned RHP Giovanny Gallegos and SS Yairo Munoz to Memphis (PCL). Recalled 3B Drew Robinson from Memphis. Sent RHP Luke Gregerson to Palm Beach (FSL) for a rehab assignment.
CHICAGO DOGS — Signed RHP Carlos Zambrano.
ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed OF Burt Reynolds.
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed DE Chris Odom to a two-year contract and OT John Wetzel on a one-year contract.
American Hockey League
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Signed G Filip Larsson to an amateur tryout.
Major League Soccer
MONTREAL IMPACT — Acquired M Omar Browne on loan from Independiente de La Chorrera (Liga Panameña de Fútbol-Panama).