Wednesday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 3:07 PM

American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Released OF Brennan Boesch.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned RHP Jose Cisnero, RHP Jarred Cosart, LHP Brett Oberholtzer and RHP Ross Seaton to their minor league camp.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Requested unconditional release waivers on RHP Guillermo Moscoso.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Vic Black, RHP Stolmy Pimentel, INF Clint Robinson, OF Jerry Sands, RHP Hunter Strickland and RHP Duke Welker to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned RHP Erik Cordier, OF Darren Ford, INF Matt Hague, INF Anderson Hernandez and RHP Jameson Taillon to their minor league camp.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed RHP Mike Koons, LHP Mick Joyce and RHP Matt Schimpf.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Signed INF/OF Stephen Malcolm.

LAREDO LEMURS — Signed INF Jimmy Mojica, RHP Chad Povich, INF Jake Opitz, RHP John Holdzkom and LHP Jon Jones.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS — Signed C Kyle Lafrenz and RHP Elio Briones.

Frontier League

FRONTIER GREYS — Signed INF Tyler Kolodny.

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed OF Seth Schwindenhammer.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Signed RHP Garrett Granitz to a contract extension and OF Jeremy Boyd, OF Charlie Stewart and INF Yuki Yasudi.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed LHP Nick Capito to a contract extension.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed C Maxx Garrett, 1B Bryan Nicholson and LHP Tyler Stovall.

National Basketball Association

DALLAS MAVERICKS — Signed G Chris Wright to a 10-day contract.

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with RB Rashard Mendenhall.

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Relased S Bernard Pollard.

BUFFALO BILLS — Signed LB Manny Lawson.

CHICAGO BEARS — Released TE Kellen Davis.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with LB Quentin Groves on a two-year contract and DL Desmond Bryant.

DETROIT LIONS — Agreed to terms with RB Reggie Bush, DE Jason Jones and CB Chris Houston.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Released WR Laurent Robinson.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed CB Dunta Robinson, OL Bryan Mattison and WR Donnie Avery.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed LB Philip Wheeler to a five-year contract.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed LB Erin Henderson and WR Jerome Simpson.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Agreed to terms with LS Justin Drescher on a four-year contract.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Named Lunda Wells assistant offensive line coach, Ryan Roeder offensive assistant and Robbie Leonard defensive assistant. Signed PK Josh Brown.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed QB Bruce Gradkowski to a three-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Traded QB Alex Smith to Kansas City for a 2013 second-round draft pick and a future draft pick.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed S Dashon Goldson.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Re-signed DE Kedric Golston.

Arena Football League

ORLANDO PREDATORS — Traded DB Erick McIntosh to Iowa for OL Gershom Jordon.

National Hockey League

NHL — Suspended Anaheim F Corey Perry four games for elbowing Minnesota F Jason Zucker in the head.

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Reassigned F Devante Smith-Pelly to Norfolk (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD — Signed D Brett Clark to a one-year contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Reassigned LW Harry Young from Albany (AHL) to Kalamazoo (ECHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled F David Ullstrom on loan from Bridgeport (AHL).

WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled F Patrice Cormier from St. John's (AHL).

American Hockey League

NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Signed F Jean-Michel Rizk to a professional tryout contract.


ECHL — Suspended Ontario F Derek Couture two games and fined him, and Toledo coach Nick Vitucci undisclosed amounts.

STOCKTON THUNDER — Agreed to terms with C Matthew Lyall.

Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Signed F Diego Fagundez to a multiyear contract extension.


AUBURN — Named James Armstrong assistant soccer coach.

AUSTIN PEAY — Announced the resignation of linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Gary Shephard.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN — Named Clifford Yoshida defensive line coach.

IOWA STATE — Signed wrestling coach Kevin Jackson through 2015.

N.C. STATE — Named Drew Hughes director of football player personnel.

SAN JOSE STATE — Fired men's basketball coach George Nessman.

WASHINGTON — Suspended TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins indefinitely.