Byline: Rick Eggleston
KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Acquired RHP Clayton Mortensen from the Boston Red Sox for OF Quintin Berry. Agreed to terms with 1B Carlos Pena on a minor league contract. Assigned Mortensen and Pena to Omaha (PCL).
TAMPA BAY RAYS--Optioned RHP Jeremy Hellickson to Charlotte (Carolina League). Recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Durham (IL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS--Designated OF Jason Kubel for assignment. Selected LHP David Holmberg from Mobile (SL).
NEW YORK METS--Acquired 2B Dilson Herrera and a player to be named from Pittsburgh Pirates for C John Buck, OF Marlon Byrd and cash. Selected the contract of OF Matt den Dekker from Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled C Anthony Recker and LHP Robert Carson from Las Vegas.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -- Recalled RHP Fernando Salas from Memphis (PCL). Optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Memphis.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS--Recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Syracuse (IL). Optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
CHICAGO BULLS--Named Jennifer Swanson director of sports performance.
INDIANA FEVER -- Re-signed F Jasmine Hassell. Waived C Sasha Goodlett.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
ARIZONA CARDINALS -- Signed TE Richard Quinn. Released S Javon Harris and TE Mickey Shuler.
BALTIMORE RAVENS -- Placed LB Jameel McClain on the PUP list.
CAROLINA PANTHERS -- Placed RB Jonathan Stewart on the PUP list. Placed G Edmund Kugbila on injured reserve. Waived/injured DT Frank Kearse and WR receiver Joe Adams.
CINCINNATI BENGALS -- Placed FB Chris Pressley and QB Zac Robinson on the reserve/PUP list. Placed LB Sean Porter on the injured reserve. Waived/injured LB Brandon Joiner. Waived G Otis Hudson and OT Jason Weaver.
CLEVELAND BROWNS -- Claimed LB Paul Hazel of waivers from Jacksonville and P Colton Schmidt off waivers from San Francisco. Waived LB Kendrick Adams, OL Dominic Alford, WR Dominique Croom, DL Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, FB Owen Marecic, OL Ryan Miller and TE Travis Tannahill. Placed RB Montario Hardesty on injured reserve and OL Chris Faulk on the reserve/non-football injury list.
DALLAS COWBOYS -- Placed DT Jay Ratliff on the PUP list. Placed DE Tyrone Crawford and OL Ryan Cook on injured reserve. Waived WR Anthony Amos, WR Jared Green, WR Eric Rogers, QB Nick Stephens, TE Colin Cochart, G Dennis Godfrey, LB Deon Lacey, CB Brandon Underwood and K Brett Maher.
DENVER BRONCOS -- Placed S Quinton Carter on injured reserve. Placed C J.D...