Compiled from wire reports
Royals get outfielder?in deal with Mariners
•?The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash.
Peguero, 26, has spent parts of the last three seasons with Seattle. He is a career .195 hitter with nine homers and 27 RBI in 219 at-bats in the majors.
Kansas City also designated left-handed pitcher Everett Teaford for assignment. Teaford made one appearance for the Royals in 2013, pitching two-thirds of an inning at Cleveland on July 14.
•?The St. Louis Cardinals and infielder Daniel Descalso, 27, avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $1.29 million, one-year deal. Descalso set career bests with five home runs, 42 RBI, 25 doubles and 43 runs scored last season.
•?Infielder Ramon Santiago agreed to a minor-league deal with the Cincinnati Reds after 12 years with the Detroit Tigers. Santiago, 34, hit .224 with one homer and 14 RBI in 80 games last year. He is a career .243 hitter with 28 homers and 197 RBI.
•?The New York Yankees signed Scott Sizemore to a minor-league deal, giving the team an option at third base. Sizemore, 29, was limited to six games over two years because of an injured knee.
•?The Texas Rangers were awarded left-hander Pedro Figueroa on a waiver claim from the Tampa Bay Rays. Figueroa, 28, made 24 relief appearances over two seasons for the A’s. The Rangers also designated right-hander Chaz Roe, 27, of Steubenville, for assignment.
•?The Minnesota Twins signed a minor-league deal with reliever Matt Guerrier, 35, who had a 3.38 ERA in 472 innings with the Twins from 2004-10. He was with the Chicago Cubs last season before having tendon surgery.
•?Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Christopher O’Hare, 23, a minor-leaguer selected out of Fisher College in the 23rd round of last June’s amateur draft, was suspended for the first 50 games of the season for a second positive test for a banned substance.
L.A. Galaxy to create?low-level farm club
•??The Los Angeles Galaxy will become the first team in Major League Soccer to operate a lower-division farm club. The LA Galaxy II will compete in the United Soccer Leagues’ Professional Division. Curt Onalfo will be the coach.
•?After returning from 12 days of training in Brazil, the U.S. soccer team will take the field in one of its final pre-World Cup matches when it hosts South Korea on Saturday in Carson, Calif. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann pared the roster to 22 players.
•?The New York Red Bulls signed defender Jamison Olave to a new contract. Olave, 32, of Colombia, was the team’s 2013 defensive player of the year, and led New York defenders with four goals.
Phoenix Coyotes?will change name
•?The Phoenix Coyotes will become the Arizona Coyotes in the 2014-15 season. The team has been known as the Phoenix Coyotes since moving from Winnipeg in 1996. It moved from Phoenix to Glendale in 2003.
•?Defenseman Mark Fistric agreed to a three-year, $3.8 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. Fistric signed as a free agent in August.
•?TCU defensive end Devonte Fields declined to press charges after telling Fort Worth, Texas, police that he was beaten by armed robbers.
•?The University of Iowa fired an athletics department accountant after auditors projected $66,000 is missing from ticket sales for a train that takes fans to the football stadium.
— From wire reports