CLEVELAND INDIANS — Designated 2B Mike Freeman for assignment.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Smith on a two-year contract.
TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Joely Rodríguez on a two-year contract. Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Bush, RHP Tim Dillard, LHP Brian Flynn, RHP Arturo Reyes, and C/OF Blake Swihart to minor league contracts.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Lindblom on a three-year contract.
NEW YORK METS — Designated RHP Stephen Nogosek for assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Rick Porcello on a one-year contract.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed DT Renell Wren on IR. Signed DE Freedom Akinmoladun from the practice squad. Signed K Kaare Vedvik to the practice squad.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Released OL Caleb Benenoch. Signed LB Chris Covington from the practice squad.
DETROIT LIONS — Placed DT Mike Daniels and G Kenny Wiggins on IR. Claimed G Caleb Benenoch off waivers from Dallas.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed WR Spencer Schnell to its practice squad. Released WR Trevion Thompson from the practice squad.
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS — Reassigned D Josh Mahura to San Diego (AHL). Recalled C Sam Carrick and D Jacob Larsson from San Diego.
ARIZONA COYOTES — Traded Fs Nick Merkley and Nate Schnarr, D Kevin Bahl, a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2021 third-round draft pick to New Jersey for Fs Taylor Hall and Blake Speers. Assigned F Brayden Burke to Tucson (AHL).
CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled F Brian Gibbons from Charlotte (AHL).
LOS ANGELES KINGS — Waived F Ilya Kovalchuk. Recalled D Kale Clague from Ontario (AHL). Assigned D Paul Ladue to Ontario.
Major League Soccer
CINCINNATI — Signed D Saad Abdul-Salaam.
LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB — Signed MF Francisco Ginella.
MONTREAL IMPACT — Signed D Rod Fanni to a one-year contract.
NASHVILLE — Signed D Miguel Ángel Nazarit Mina.
PORTLAND TIMBERS — Signed MF Diego Valeri to a multi-year contract.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS — Acquired F Lucas Cavallini from Club Puebla (Liga MX-Mexico) and signed him to a three-year contract.
MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE — Suspended UNLV TE Giovanni Fauolo Sr. two games, DB Evan Austrie and TE Noah Bean one game and OL Justin Polu for half a game in 2020 for their involvement in a post-game fight against Nevada.
INDIANA — Announced the retirement of athletic director Fred Glass, effective at the end of the academic year.