Monday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 30 at 2:02 AM

BASEBALL
American League

BOSTON RED SOX_Optioned RHP Daniel Bard to Portland (EL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Optioned LHP Scott Barnes to Columbus (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Optioned LHP Will Smith to Omaha (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS_Placed LHP Sean Burnett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 27. Reinstated RHP Tommy Hanson from the bereavement list. Traded C Chris Snyder to Baltimore for RHP Rob Delaney.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS_Recalled RHP Dan Straily from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned RHP Jesse Chavez to Sacramento. Traded OF Casper Wells to the Chicago White Sox for cash.

SEATTLE MARINERS_Activated OF Michael Saunders 15-day DL. Optioned OF Carlos Peguero to Tacoma (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Announced LHP Aaron Laffey refused an outright assignment to Buffalo (IL) and elected to become a free agent.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS_Placed OF Chris Heisey on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Donald Lutz from Pensacola (SL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS_Placed LHP Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list. Reinstated SS Hanley Ramirez from the 15-day DL.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS_Placed LHP Jose Mijares on bereavement leave. Recalled RHP Sandy Rosario from Fresno (PCL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Selected the contract of RHP Seth Maness from Memphis (PCL). Optioned LHP Marc Rzepczynski to Memphis.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Acivated C Wilson Ramos from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Jhonatan Solano to Syracuse (IL).

American Association

AMARILLO SOX_Signed RHP John Holdzkom and LHP Greg Miller.

EL PASO DIABLOS_Released C Pat Trettel.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Signed C Jeremy Mayo.

WICHITA WINGNUTS_Signed LHP Joe Testa.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS_Signed RHP Brian Parker.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Signed C Kyle Nisson.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES_Signed OF Jeremy Nowack.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM_Signed LHP R.J. Fondon, OF Gary Owens, and RHP Marty Popham. Released RHP Mike Lawlor.

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES_Signed LHP Gregg Downing.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Released RHP Ryan Krumlauf.

RIVER CITY RASCALS_Acquired RHP Tommy Mendoza from Southern Maryland (Atlantic) for future considerations.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS_Signed OF Blake Helm.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

HOUSTON ROCKETS_Recalled C Tim Ohlbrecht from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS_Released G Adam Snyder and G Jeremiah Warren. Agreed to terms with WR Jaron Brown, WR Dan Buckner, OT Joe Caprioglio, LB Kenny Demens, LB Dan Giordano, S Javon Harris, CB Josh Hill, S Tony Jefferson, OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb, LB Korey Jones, WR Javone Lawson, WR Michael Rios, NT Padric Scott, WR Tyler Shaw, CB Prentiss Waggner and CB Ronnie Yell.

ATLANTA FALCONS_Signed K Casey Barth, LB Joplo Bartu, FB Devonte Campbell, LB Nick Clancy, QB Seth Doege, WR Rashad Evans, FB Deon Goggins, OG Theo Goins, DE Cam Henderson, DT Neal Huynh, WR Darius Johnson, OT Terren Jones, WR Martel Moore, DT Adam Replogle, RB Donald Russell, S Troy Sanders, OT Alec Savoie, OT Ryan Schraeder, P Sean Sellwood, C Matt Smith, CB Momo Thomas, DE Brandon Thurmond, RB Ronnie Wingo and LB Paul Worrilow.

BUFFALO BILLS_Traded LB Kelvin Sheppard to Indianapolis for LB Jerry Hughes. Agreed to terms with G Zack Chibane, LB Keith Pough, DE Izaan Cross, CB Nickell Robey, DB Jordan Dangerfield, CB Kip Edwards, CB Jumal Rolle, RB Kendall Gaskins, FB Drew Smith, WR Brandon Kaufman, DT Aaron Tipoti, CB Vernon Kearney, QB Jeff Tuel, WR Kevin Norrell and C Ryan Turnley. Released QB Aaron Corp, OT Adam Grant, K Chris Koepplin and TE Joe Sawyer.

GREEN BAY PACKERS_Released G Joe Gibbs.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Waived DE Jerome Long and WR Jerrell Jackson. Fired director of player personnel Terry McDonough, director of pro personnel Louis Clark and regional scout Chris Prescott.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Signed CB Jacob Lacey and DE Lawrence Jackson. Waived P T.J. Conley.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Released WR Jeremy Ebert, FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson and DB Malcolm Williams.

NEW YORK JETS_Waived QB Tim Tebow. Signed G Stephen Peterman. Agreed to terms with WR Zach Rogers, WR Ryan Spadola, WR K.J. Stroud, WR Antavious Wilson, TE Chris Pantale, TE Mike Shanahan, OL Dalton Freeman, OL Trey Gilleo, OL Mark Popek, DL Roosevelt Holliday, DL Jake McDonough, DL Spencer Nealy, LB Troy Davis, DB Mike Edwards and DB Rontez Miles.

OAKLAND RAIDERS_Agreed to terms with LB Billy Boyko, DB Adrian Bushell, P Bobby Cowan, C Deveric Gallington, S Shelton Johnson, TE Brian Leonhardt, G Lamar Mady, WR Sam McGuffie, QB Kyle Padron, LS Adam Steiner, DT Kurt Taufa'asau, WR Conner Vernon, OT John Wetzel and RB Deonte Williams.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES_Agreed to terms with LB Jake Knott, RB Miguel Maysonet, C Kyle Quinn, DL Isaac Remington, WR Russell Shepard, DL Damion Square, G Matt Tobin, RB Matthew Tucker and P Brad Wing. Released TE Evan Moore.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Agreed to terms with WR Jerry Johnson, CB Deveron Carr, TE Evan Landi, CB Rashaan Melvin, WR D.J. Monroe, LB Willie Moseley, OT Brice Schwab, RB Akeem Shavers, G Adam Smith, CB Branden Smith, OT Nick Speller, OT Jason Weaver and WR Tim Wright.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS_Named Jim Nill general manager.

ECHL

ECHL_Fined Reading G Mark Owuya an undisclosed amount.

OLYMPIC SPORTS

USA SWIMMING_Named Dana Bonner marketing manager, John Martin sports communications manager, Wendy Peel local marketing manager and Tommy Schield organizational communications specialist.

COLLEGE

COLLEGE OF IDAHO_Named Scott Garson men's basketball coach.

CREIGHTON_Promoted Steve Merfeld to director of player development for men's basketball. Named Patrick Sellers men's assistant basketball coach.

MIAMI_Announced sophomore G Barry Larkin will enter the NBA draft.

OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN_Named Brandon Troutman men's graduate assistant basketball coach.

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE_Named Anthony Fallacaro director of athletics and recreation.

STANFORD_Announced QB Josh Nunes is retiring from football and FB Geoff Meinken was not going to return for a fifth year of eligibility.

TENNESSEE_Signed athletic director Dave Hart to a one-year contract extension.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN_Named Cody Hopkins men's assistant basketball coach.

VANDERBILT_Announced freshman men's basketball G A.J. Astroth has decided to transfer.

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