Thursday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 2:06 PM

BASEBALL
American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP Matt Lindstrom. Named Todd Steverson hitting coach.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Released RHP Chris Perez. Agreed to terms with DH Jason Giambi on a minor league contract.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP James Shields.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Assigned DH Freddy Guzman outright to Durham (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Kevin Seitzer hitting coach.

National League

NEW YORK METS — Reinstated 1B Ike Davis, LHPs Josh Edgin and Scott Rice, RHPs Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell and Jeremy Hefner from the 60-day DL.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded LHP Colt Hynes to Cleveland for cash considerations.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Matt Williams manager.

American Association

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Traded C/INF Jake Taylor to St. Paul to complete an earlier trade.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Activated WR Andrew Hawkins from injured reserve.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DE Jason Vega to the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed TE Chase Ford to the practice squad.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS — Recalled F Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE — Traded F Steve Downie to Philadelphia for F Maxime Talbot.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned C Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned F Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned F Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton (AHL).

ECHL

IDAHO STEELHEADS — Signed G Garrett Bartus.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

CHICAGO FIRE — Named Frank Yallop coach and director of soccer.

D.C. UNITED — Declined the contract option on M Dwayne De Rosario.

COLLEGE

FLORIDA — Suspended men's basketball F Dorian Finney Smith, F/C Damontre Harris and G Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely.

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