BOSTON RED SOX--Agreed to terms with RHP Anthony Carter on a minor league contract.
TAMPA BAY RAYS--Named Jamie Nelson coach. Acquired SS Yunel Escobar from Miami for INF Derek Dietrich.
TEXAS RANGERS--Agreed to terms with RHP Joakim Soria on a two-year contract.|
NEW YORK METS--Agreed to terms with 3B David Wright on an eight-year contract.|
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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS--Recalled F Kevin Jones from Canton (NBADL).|
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NFL--Suspended Washington CB Cedric Griffin four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
ARIZONA CARDINALS--Released TE Todd Heap. Signed TE Kory Sperry.
CAROLINA PANTHERS--Placed DE Antwan Applewhite and S Sherrod Martin on injured reserve. Released OL Jeremy Bridges. Signed RB Armond Smith and OL Thomas Austin from the practice squad and G Dominic Alford and CB Kendrick Burney to the practice squad. Signed DE Mario Addison from Washington’s practice squad.
DETROIT LIONS--Placed WR Titus Young and WR Ryan Broyles on injured reserve. Released S Erik Coleman. Signed WR Kris Durham from the practice squad and WR Troy Burrell to the practice squad. Signed S Tyrell Johnson.