HOUSTON TEXANS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- TEXANS: DNP: CB Alan Ball (foot), T Derek Newton (knee), LB Brooks Reed (groin). LIMITED: NT Shaun Cody (ribs, back), LB Tim Dobbins (shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (concussion), LB Bradie James (hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring, groin), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), G Wade Smith (knee, ribs). FULL: LB Bryan Braman (neck), G Antoine Caldwell (hamstring), DE Jared Crick (neck), TE Owen Daniels (back), WR Lestar Jean (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (hip), LB Jesse Nading (foot), WR DeVier Posey (knee, hamstring), LB Darryl Sharpton (toe), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), QB T.J. Yates (right elbow). PATRIOTS: DNP: TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, hip). LIMITED: DT Ron Brace (elbow), S Patrick Chung (shoulder, hamstring), G Dan Connolly (back), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (knee), DT Kyle Love (knee), G Logan Mankins (ankle, calf), G Nick McDonald (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee, ankle), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee), WR Wes Welker (ankle). FULL: LB Jerod Mayo (elbow).
BOSTON RED SOX--Acquired RHP Graham Godfrey from Oakland to complete an earlier trade and assigned him to Pawtucket (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Named Terry Bradshaw minor league hitting coordinator; Jose Castro minor league assistant hitting coordinator; Milt Thompson minor league bunting and baserunning coordinator; Larry Carter pitching coach for Omaha (PCL); Jim Brower pitching coach for Northwest Arkansas (Texas); Julio Bruno hitting coach for Wilmington (Carolina); Brian Buchanan manager, Jerry Nyman pitching coach and Justin Gemoll hitting coach for Lexington (SAL); Steve Merriman pitching coach and Damon Hollins hitting coach for Idaho Falls (Pioneer); Abraham Nunez hitting coach and Saburo Hagihara trainer for Burlington (MWL); Pedro Grifol hitting coach for Surprise (Arizona); Ramon Martinez manager for the Dominican Academy and Luis Perez Latin America strength and conditioning coordinator.
CHICAGO CUBS--Agreed to terms with RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on a two-year contract.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS--Agreed to terms with LHP Travis Webb on a minor-league contract.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS--Agreed to terms with LHP Randy Choate on a three-year contract.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS--Agreed to terms with RHP Dan Haren on a one-year contract.|
FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS--Sold the contract of RHP Tyler Herron to Washington (NL).
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS--Signed INF Kenny Bryant.
SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS--Signed LHP Austin Brough.|
TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES--Acquired LHP Brian Gump and RHP Jessie Garcia from San Rafael (Pacific Association) for cash.|