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  • High schools



American League

MINNESOTA TWINS–Agreed to terms with LHP Rafael Perez on a minor league contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS–Agreed to terms with LHP Charlie Furbush and RHP Hector Noesi on one-year contracts.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS–Named Miguel Cairo special assistant to the general manager.

COLORADO ROCKIES–Acquired INF Reid Brignac from Tampa Bay for cash considerations and a player to be named.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Signed general manager John Mozeliak to a three-year contract extension through 2016. Exercised the 2014 option on manager Mike Matheny.



HOUSTON ROCKETS–Recalled F Terrence Jones and F Greg Smith from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).



BUFFALO BILLS–Released CB Terrence McGee. Signed QB Aaron Corp and OL Hutch Eckerson.

DETROIT LIONS–Named Marcus Robertson secondary coach.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES–Agreed to terms with QB Dennis Dixon on a two-year contract.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS–Re-signed S Rafael Bush, TE Michael Higgins and G Eric Olsen.



GWINNETT GLADIATORS–Announced G Mike Lee was reassigned to the team from Portland (AHL).


ALABAMA–Named Kevin Steele as director of player personnel and Kerry Stevenson director of player development.

IOWA–Named Bobby Kennedy wide receivers coach and Jim Reid defensive assistant. Announced the resignation of running backs coach Lester Erb.

LA SALLE–Named Brad Kane men’s golf coach.

NORTH CAROLINA–Named Ron West co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

PENN STATE–Named Anthony Midget safeties coach.

WEBER STATE–Named Robin Pflugrad offensive coordinator, Steve Morton associate head coach and Eric Lewis defensive coordinator.