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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:20 AM


Monday’s Sports Transactions

By The Associated Press


American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned RHP Zach Clark, LHP Mike Belfiore and OF Xavier Avery to Norfolk (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Optioned RHP Simon Castro and LHP Santos Rodriguez to Charlotte (IL) and RHP Nestor Molina to Birmingham (SL). Reassigned OF Stefan Gartrell, RHP Erik Johnson, INF Seth Loman, INF Marcus Semien, LHP Scott Snodgress, OF Trayce Thompson and OF Keenyn Walker to their minor-league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Selected the contract of LHP Rich Hill from Columbus (IL). Placed RHP Blake Wood on the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Tim Fedroff, RHP Trey Haley, LHP TJ House, RHP Chen-Chang Lee and RHP Danny Salazar to Columbus. Reassigned INF Matt LaPorta, RHP Fernando Nieve and C Roberto Perez to their minor-league camp. Granted the unconditional release of OF Ben Francisco. Signed LHP Scott Barnes, OF Ezequiel Carrera, INF Juan Diaz, C/INF Yan Gomes, LHP Nick Hagadone, RHP Frank Herrmann, LHP David Huff, INF Jason Kipnis, RHP Chen-Chang Lee, INF Mike McDade, INF Cord Phelps and RHP Josh Tomlin to one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHP Carlos Carrasco and RHP Vinnie Pestano.

DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned C Ramon Cabrera and INF Dixon Machado to Erie (EL) and RHP Melvin Mercedes to Lakeland (FSL). Assigned INF Eugenio Suarez and OF Daniel Fields to their minor-league camp.

MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned C Chris Herrmann to Rochester (IL) and RHP B.J. Hermsen, RHP Trevor May, RHP Michael Tonkin, C Josmil Pinto and INF Danny Santana to New Britain (EL).

NEW YORK YANKEES—Agree to terms with OF Ben Francisco on a minor league contract. Optioned LHP Francisco Rondon, RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Brett Marshall, and C Austin Romine to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and LHP Manny Banuelos, LHP Nik Turley, RHP Jose Ramirez and OF Ramon Flores to Trenton (EL). Reassigned RHP Chase Whitley, C J.R. Murphy and INF Luke Murton to their minor-league camp.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Optioned RHP Arnold Leon to Sacramento (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Optioned RHP Alex Colome, LHP Mike Montgomery and LHP Frank De Los Santos to Durham (IL); LHP Enny Romero to Montgomery (SL) and LHP Felipe Rivero to Charlotte (FSL). Reassigned RHP Marquis Fleming, RHP Matt Buschmann and LHP Adam Liberatore to their minor-league camp.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS—Optioned RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Trey McNutt, LHP Brooks Raley and INF Logan Watkins to Iowa (PCL) and RHP Robert Whitenack to Tennessee (SL). Assigned RHP Nick Struck to their minor-league camp.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Optioned INF Cristhian Adames and Rafael Ortega to their minor-league camp. Reassigned RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Parker Frazier, RHP Dan Houston, LHP Tyler Anderson, LHP Erick Threets, C Lars Davis and OF Kyle Parker to their minor-league camp.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Optioned RHP Matt Magill and RHP Steve Ames to Albuquerque (PCL). Reassigned RHP Matt Palmer to their minor-league camp.

MIAMI MARLINS—Optioned RHP Evan Reed, RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Brad Hand and OF Kyle Jensen to New Orleans (PCL) and RHP Sam Dyson, LHP Edgar Olmos and OF Marcel Ozuna to Jacksonville (SL). Reassigned RHP Jordan Smith and C Wilfredo Gimenez to their minor league camp.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Optioned RHP Jorge Rondon to Memphis (PCL).

American Association

LAREDO LEMURS—Released RHP Chris Chavez.


Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS—Signed RHP Greg Lane and 1B Marc Palestina.

QUEBEC CAPITALES—Released OF Steve Brown and RHP Roque Mercedes.

Frontier League

FRONTIER GREYS—Signed INF Cody Mombourquette.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Signed RHP Dale Dickerson. Released INF Aaron Klinec and OF Adrian Ortiz.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Signed RHP Selby Brummett and RHP Tyler Hanks.



National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Released RB Beanie Wells and RB Fozzy Whittaker.

BUFFALO BILLS—Signed CB Leodis McKelvin to a contract extension.

DALLAS COWBOYS—Released LB Dan Connor.

DENVER BRONCOS—Re-signed S David Bruton to a three-year contract. Released LB D.J. Williams and QB Caleb Hanie.

HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed TE Phillip Supernaw.

NEW YORK GIANTS—Tendered a contract off to WR Victor Cruz. Signed DT Cullen Jenkins.

NEW YORKS JETS—Signed QB David Garrard.

TENNESSEE TITANS—Tendered a contract off to C/G Fernando Velasco.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed NT Ian Williams to a two-year contract extension. Acquired WR Anquan Boldin from Baltimore for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick.


Canadian Football League

B.C. LIONS—Signed WR Marco Iannuzzi to a contract extension.

United States Football League

USFL—Named Jim Bailey president and CEO.


National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS—Acquired C Kyle Wilson from Tampa Bay for RW Dan Sexton. Recalled F Patrick Maroon and F Devante Smith-Pelly from Norfolk (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned D Cody Goloubef to Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS—Recalled F Tomas Vincour from Texas (AHL). Assigned F Matt Fraser to Texas.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Matt Halischuk from Milwaukee (AHL). Activated RW Brandon Yip from injured reserve. Placed F Patric Hornqvist and F Colin Wilson on injured reserve.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Returned F David Ullstrom to Bridgeport (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed F Henrik Samuelsson to a three-year entry-level contract.

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Reassigned RW Matt Pelech to Worcester (AHL). Reassigned F Tommy Grant to San Francisco (ECHL) from the Worcester.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Reassigned D Brendan Mikkelson to Syracuse (AHL). Recalled D Radko Gudas from Syracuse. Acquired F Dan Sexton from Anaheim for F Kyle Wilson.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Recalled C Andrew Ebbett from Chicago (AHL).

American Hockey League


PEORIA RIVERMEN—Signed F Mike Pelech to a professional tryout contract.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Traded D Patrick Cullity to St. John’s for future considerations.

WORCESTER SHARKS—Recalled F Yanni Gourde from San Francisco (ECHL).


FLORIDA EVERBLADES—Announced G Pat Nagle and F Alex Hutchings were reassigned to the team by Syracuse (AHL).

GWINNETT GLADIATORS—Announced F Doug Jones was returned to the team from Texas (AHL).


Major League Soccer

LA GALAXY—Signed D Kofi Opare.

National Women’s Soccer League

SKY BLUE FC—Signed D Kendall Johnson and MF Taylor Lytle.


ABILENE CHRISTIAN—Fired track and field coach Roosevelt Lofton.

BOSTON U.—Announced the retirement of ice hockey coach Jack Parker.

CAMPBELL—Announced men’s basketball coach Robbie Laing will not return next season.

EAST CAROLINA—Named Cindi Miller assistant volleyball coach.

EMORY & HENRY—Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach Paul Russo, effective March 29.

HOWARD—Announced football coach Gary Harrell will take a personal leave of absence for the 2013 season. Named Rayford Petty interim football coach.

MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR—Named Caprice Stephens women’s basketball assistant coach.

OKLAHOMA STATE—Named Tim Duffie defensive backs coach.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—Suspended basketball C Dewayne Dedmon and C James Blasczyk indefinitely for violating an unspecified team rule.


Last Updated on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 2:39 PM

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