Athletics Designate Closer Jim Johnson for Assignment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_7f47b56686.jpgSarah Glenn/Getty Images (OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Jim Johnson experiment is over in Oakland as the Athletics have designated the former All-Star for assignment. Johnson was the team's big offseason addition this past offseason in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Falcons Reward Roddy White with Four-Year Extension

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_1ecb317209.jpgKevin C. Cox/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- One of the longest tenured members of the Atlanta Falcons is sticking around even longer as the team has agreed on a four-year extension with wide receiver Roddy White. White's new deal is worth up to $30 million, which includes $18 million over the next two seasons.

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Rangers Trade Closer Joakim Soria to the Tigers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_566f9571e7.jpgEd Zurga/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The back end of the Detroit Tigers bull pen just got a whole lot stronger as the team has acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers. "I'm going to a new team, and that's going to be my new family and I will do whatever they want me to do," Soria said of the Tigers.

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Padres' Outfielder Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_6289913eff.jpgRich Pilling/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- In the midst of a disappointing season, San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamines. "I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical condition, Attention Deficit Disorder, for which I previously had a Therapeutic Use Exemption,'' Maybin said in a statement.

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Nationals Put Zimmerman Back on DL

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_dfa550edbc.jpgJim McIsaac/Getty Images (DENVER) -- Washington Nationals placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring. This is the second time this season Zimmerman will head to the DL. Earlier this year he missed 44 games with a broken right thumb.

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