Tuesday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 18 at 6:06 PM

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Koji Uehara on a one-year contract.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Named Julio Vinas manager and Britt Burns pitching coach of Birmingham (SL); Ryan Newman manager of Winston-Salem (Carolina); Tommy Thompson manager of Kannapolis (SAL); Pete Rose Jr. manager of Great Falls (Pioneer); Bobby Magallanes manager of Bristol (Appalachian); Doug Sisson minor league outfield/baserunning instructor; and Vance Law special assistant to player development.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with 3B Mark Reynolds on a one-year contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Designated RHP Mickey Storey for assignment.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with 2B Luis Rodriguez on a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Pelfrey on a one-year contract.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Traded OF Collin Cowgill to the N.Y. Mets for INF Jefry Marte. Agreed to terms with SS Hiroyuki Nakajima on a two-year contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ramon Ortiz and OF Ryan Langerhans on minor league contracts and RHP Roberto Hernandez on a one-year contract.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Pat Listach minor league infield coordinator; Todd Takayoshi assistant minor league hitting coordinator; Rick Knapp minor league pitching coordinator; John Shoemaker Camelback Ranch-Glendale coordinator of instruction; Franklin Stubbs hitting coach of Albuquerque (PCL); Jody Reed manager, Hector Berrios pitching coach and Orv Franchuk hitting coach of Chattanooga (SL); Carlos Subero manager and Johnny Washington hitting coach of Rancho Cucamonga (Cal); Razor Shines manager, Bill Simas pitching coach and Mike Eylward hitting coach of Great Lakes (MWL); Esteban Lopez hitting coach of Ogden (Pioneer); and P.J. Forbes manager of the Arizona League Dodgers.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Named Rick Tomlin minor league pitching coordinator; Bob Skube coach and Aaron Hoback trainer for Nashville (PCL); Steve Patera trainer of Huntsville (SL); Tony Diggs manager and Dwayne Hosey coach of Helena (Pioneer); Nestor Corredor manager and Greg Barajas trainer of the Arizona League Brewers.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with LHP John Lannan on a one-year contract.

American Association


National Basketball Association

HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled F/C Donatas Motiejunas from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

NBA Development League

RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS — Traded C Jerome Jordan to Reno for F Vernon Macklin and a 2013 second-round draft pick.

Women's National Basketball Association

WASHINGTON MYSTICS — Named Mike Thibault coach and general manager.

Premier Basketball League

ROCHESTER RAZORSHARKS — Named Cliff Levingston coach.

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OL Kraig Urbik to a contract extension. Placed LB Arthur Moats on injured reserve and WR Donald Jones on the reserve/non-football illness list. Signed WR Chris Hogan and LB Greg Lloyd from the practice squad.

CHICAGO BEARS — Placed RB Michael Bush on injured reserve. Signed RB Kahlil Bell.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named Alec Scheiner president. Placed LB James-Michael Johnson and DB T.J. Ward on injured reserve. Signed DB Prince Miller and LB Adrian Moten. Signed DL Hall Davis from the practice squad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed DE Andre Branch and RB Jordan Todman on injured reserve. Released WR Quan Cosby and FB Will Ta'ufo'ou. Signed WR Mike Brown, LB Brandon Marshall and TE Isaiah Stanback from the practice squad and OL Tommie Draheim and WR Brittan Golden to the practice squad.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Re-signed OL Selvish Capers. Waived CB Terrence Frederick.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released TE Evan Moore. Signed TE Sean McGrath from the practice squad.

Canadian Football League

TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Released PK/P Noel Prefontaine.

National Hockey League

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned F Stanislav Galiev and D Brett Flemming from Reading (ECHL) to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Lake Erie LW Patrick Bordeleau three games.

CONNECTICUT WHALE — Called up D Steven Delisle from Greenville (ECHL).

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Recalled D Patrick Cullity from Idaho (ECHL).

National Lacrosse League

WASHINGTON STEALTH — Traded G Kevin Croswell to Philadelphia for a 2013 third-round draft pick. Released F Jeff Zywicki, F Martin Cummings, G Chris Seidel, F Peter Jacobs, F Jerome Thompson, F Mark Negrin, T T.J. Cowx, T Ryan Johnson and D Ben McCullough.

Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW — Re-signed M Danny O'Rourke to a one-year contract.

D.C. UNITED — Released M Stephen King and D Michael Chabala.

FC DALLAS — Signed F Wesley "Pipico" Silva.

NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed G Ryan Meara.

PORTLAND TIMBERS — Acquired D/M Mobi Fehr.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Signed F Claudio Bieler as a designated player.


JACKSONVILLE STATE — Named Bill Clark football coach.

KENT STATE — Named Paul Haynes football coach.