Wednesday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 2:06 PM

BASEBALL
American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned LHP Phil Coke to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Jose Alvarez from Toledo.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled OF Chris Colabello from Rochester (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed OF Jose Bautista on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Thad Weber to Buffalo (IL). Recalled OF Moises Sierra from Buffalo.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Placed RHP Rob Wooten on paternity leave. Recalled RHP Donovan Hand from Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS — Reinstated C John Buck from paternity leave. Sent RHP Frank Francisco to the GCL Mets for a rehab assignment.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned LHP Ian Krol to Syracuse (IL). Reinstated RHP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day DL.

American Association

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed RHP Mike Hepple.

Can-Am League

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed C Mike Grieco.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Released INF Max Pulin. Signed C Tommy Tremblay.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

NBA — Announced the resignation of NBA International president Heidi Ueberroth, effective at the end of the year.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

NFL — Suspended Houston DE Antonio Smith two preseason games and one regular-season game for a flagrant violation of NFL safety rules.

BUFFALO BILLS — Named Gregg Brandon vice president and general counsel.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed WR Titus Ryan on the exempt-left squad list.

NEW YORK JETS — Placed FB Lex Hilliard on injured reserve. Signed WR Marcus Rucker and OL Scott Wedige.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Placed OT John Wetzel and PK Eddy Carmona on the waived-injured list.

ST. LOUIS RAMS — Released TE Cameron Graham.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed PK Rian Lindell. Released LB Joe Holland.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Agreed to terms with F Ian Watters.

ECHL

IDAHO STEELHEADS — Agreed to terms with Ds Mike Beck and Tyler Elbrecht.

LACROSSE
National Lacrosse League

VANCOUVER STEALTH — Traded T Bob Snider to Colorado for T Ilija Gajic.

COLLEGE

HIGH POINT — Named Kenny Smith assistant baseball coach. Promoted Craig Keilitz to vice president of athletics.

HOBART — Named Art Garvey and Andrew Klindera assistant football coaches.

HOLY CROSS — Named Juliano Pagliero men's assistant hockey coach.

LIMESTONE — Promoted Brandon Skweres to men's volleyball coach and women's interim volleyball coach.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE — Promoted Jarrod Lazarus to director of basketball operations.

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL — Suspended football coach Henry Frazier III. Named Dwayne Foster acting football coach.

SHENANDOAH — Named Alyssa David assistant field hockey coach.

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