Tuesday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 4:06 PM

BASEBALL
American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Marcus Jensen minor league roving hitting instructor; Webster Garrison hitting coach for Midland (TL); Ryan Christenson manager and John Wasdin pitching coach for Stockton (Cal); Rick Magnante manager, Jimmy Escalante pitching coach and Lloyd Turner hitting coach of Beloit (MWL); David Newhan manager and Tommy Everidge hitting coach of Vermont (NYP); and Ruben Escalera manager of the Arizona League Athletics.

TEXAS RANGERS — Named Bengie Molina first base coach and catching instructor. Promoted Round Rock (PCL) manager Bobby Jones to assistant hitting coach and Kevin Harmon to head trainer. Named trainer Jamie Reed senior director of medical operations.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Announced the retirement of INF Mark DeRosa.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Re-signed LB Justin Staples to the practice squad.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Released S Ed Reed. Placed RB Arian Foster on injured reserve.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed DE Spencer Nealy to the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed WR Devon Wylie from the practice squad. Signed C Kevin Matthews. Re-signed LB Brandon Copeland to the practice squad. Placed QB Jake Locker on injured reserve. Released OL Pat McQuistan.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR Nick Williams from the practice squad and RB Davin Meggett to the practice squad. Placed RB Chris Thompson on injured reserve.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Wade Miller president and CEO.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Signed C David Steckel to a one-year contract and assigned him to Norfolk (AHL). Assigned LW Matt Beleskey and G Viktor Fasth to Norfolk on long-term injury conditioning loans.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with F Andrew Shaw on a two-year contract extension.

DALLAS STARS — Placed F Ray Whitney on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 9. Recalled F Travis Morin from Texas (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled F Chris Brown from Portland (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled F J.T. Borwn and D Dmitry Korobov from Syracuse (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Worcester RW Matt Pelech two games and Binghamton D Chris Wideman one game for their actions during recent games.

PEORIA RIVERMEN — Signed F/D Nick Metcalfe to an SPHL contract.

UTICA COMETS — Released F Brayden Irwin from his professional tryout agreement and returned him to Stockton (ECHL).

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

D.C. UNITED — Named Jamie Gustafson director of marketing.

COLLEGE

NCAA — Granted immediate eligibility to Memphis women's basketball G Jasbrielle Swain.

ATLANTIC HOCKEY LEAGUE — Suspended RIT F Brandon Thompson one game.

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON — Named Mike Blackgrove director of basketball operations.

VIRGINIA TECH — Announced the resignation of athletic director Jim Weaver, effective at the end of November.

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