Breeland Speaks was suspended four weeks for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Speaks is out for the year with a knee injury.
The Royals signed RHP Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract. Rosenthal played his first six seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals. He’s a native of Lee’s Summit.
The Washington Nationals agreed with Howie Kendrick on a one-year, $6.25 million contract with an option year.
Mississippi name Lane Kiffin as their new football coach. Kiffin was at Florida Atlantic.
Mike Norvell is expected to be named Florida State’s new football coach on Sunday.