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The Associated Press | November 1, 2013 10:33 PM EST | AP

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MLB — Suspended Chicago White Sox minor league RHP Nicholas Blount (Great Falls-Pioneer) 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. Suspended Chicago Cubs minor league SS Elliot Soto (Daytona-FSL) 50 games after a second violation for a drug of abuse.

BOSTON RED SOX — Exercised the 2014 contract option on LHP Jon Lester.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Sent RHP Simon Castro outright to Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, who voided the contract. Declined the 2014 contract option on OF Jason Kubel. Agreed to terms with INF Ryan Rohlinger and RHP J.C. Ramirez on minor league contracts.

DETROIT TIGERS — Declined the 2014 contract option on RHP Jose Veras. Announced OF Matt Tuiasosopo was claimed off waivers by Arizona. Reinstated INF Danny Worth from the 60-day DL.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Claimed LHP Darin Downs off waivers from Detroit.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Named Brian Poldberg manager of Omaha (PCL), Vance Wilson manager of Northwest Arkansas (Texas) and Darryl Kennedy manager of Wilmington (Carolina).

NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with SS Derek Jeter on a one-year contract.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Exercised the 2014 contract options on LHP Brett Anderson and OF Coco Crisp. Declined to exercise the 2014 contract options on C Kurt Suzuki and OF Chris Young.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Declined to exercise the 2014 contract options on OF Franklin Gutierrez and LHP Joe Saunders. Reinstated RHP Stephen Pryor from the 60-day DL.

TEXAS RANGERS — Exercised the 2014 contract option for RHP Joe Nathan, who voided the contract. Claimed RHP Chaz Roe off waivers from Arizona.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Exercised the 2014 contract options on RHP Casey Janssen, 1B Adam Lind and INF Mark DeRosa. Declined the 2014 contract option on INF Munenori Kawasaki. Reinstated OF Melky Cabrera, LHP Brett Cecil, RHP Brandon Morrow, INF Maicer Izturis, LHP Juan Perez, RHP Josh Johnson and RHP Ramon Ortiz from the 60-day DL.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Named Dave McKay first base coach, Glenn Sherlock third base coach and Turner Ward hitting coach.

ATLANTA BRAVES — Selected the contracts of LHP Ryan Buchter and RHP Wirfin Obispo from Gwinnett (IL).

NEW YORK METS — Declined the 2014 contract option on LHP Johan Santana.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Announced LHP Wandy Rodriguez exercised his player option for 2014. Announced OF Felix Pie rejected an outright to Indianapolis (IL) and elected to become a free agent.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Exercised the third-year team options on F Arnett Moultrie and G Tony Wroten.

NFL — Suspended Jacksonville WR Justin Blackmon indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Fined Cincinnati LB Vontaze Burfict $21,000 for his hit on New York Jets WR Stephen Hill and New York Jets WR David Nelson $7,875 for unnecessary roughness against Cincinnati's Adam "Pacman" Jones in an Oct. 27 game. Fined Denver LB Wesley Woodyard and Atlanta DE Osi Umenyiora and Atlanta S William Moore $15,750 each for roughing-the-passer hits and Denver DT Kevin Vickerson $7,875 for a late hit in an Oct. 27 game. Fined Cleveland CB Joe Haden (late hit out of bounds), Buffalo DE Mario Williams (facemask) and Detroit TE Joseph Fauria (unnecessary roughness), $7,875 apiece. Fined Seattle WR Golden Tate $7,875 for taunting in an Oct. 28 game against St. Louis.

NEW YORK JETS — Announced the retirement of G Brandon Moore. Released WR Michael Campbell. Signed S Rontez Miles from the practice squad.

NHL — Suspended Toronto F Carter Ashton two games for boarding Calgary F Derek Smith in an Oct. 30 game.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids (AHL). Agreed to terms with RW Zach Nastasiuk on a three-year entry-level contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS — Named Paul Beirne new executive vice-president of ticketing. Promoted Geoff Publow to vice-president of strategic development.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Signed F Daniel Sedin and F Henrik Sedin to four-year contract extensions.

WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled D Julian Melchiori from St. John's (AHL). Placed D Mark Stuart on the injured reserve list, retroactive to Oct. 29.

ECHL — Suspended Las Vegas' Adam Huxley three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in an Oct. 29 game against Florida.

PEORIA RIVERMEN — Signed C Adam Hartley.

COLORADO MAMMOTH — Signed T Joey Cupido, T Cam Holding, T Jamie Lincoln, T Cameron Mann, F Carter Bender and D Patrick O'Meara.

MLS — Suspended and fined Montreal Impact players Marco Di Vaio and Andrés Romero for violent conduct which endangered the safety of their respective opponents during the October 31 MLS Cup Playoff Game against the Houston Dynamo. Di Vaio is suspended two additional games and fined an extra $1,000. Romero is suspended an additional two games and fined an additional $250.

D.C. UNITED — Declined the contract option on MF-F Syamsir Alam.

ARKANSAS — Suspended men's junior basketball F Ky Madden two exhibition games and the season opener for a violation of team rules.

IOWA — Dismissed LB Marcus Collins after being charged with drunken driving.

NORTH CAROLINA_Announced P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald will sit out Friday's exhibition game against UNC Pembroke due to NCAA eligibility concerns.

RAMAPO — Named Bridgette Quimpo softball coach and transportation coordinator.

TEMPLE — Named Kevin Clark athletic director.

TENNESSEE — Announced the NCAA ruled DL Maurice Couch permanently ineligible following a September report that he received improper benefits.