Thursday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 14 at 5:03 PM

American League

MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned RHP Kyle Gibson and LHP Caleb Thielbar to Rochester (IL). Reassigned RHP Anthony Slama, C Kyle Knudson and INF James Beresford to their minor league camp.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Charles Brewer, LHP Eury De la Rosa and OF Alfredo Marte to Reno (PCL) and RHP Keon Broxton, RHP Eric Smith and RHP Zeke Spruill to Mobile (SL). Reassigned INF Nick Ahmed, RHP Josh Booty, INF Matt Davidson, C Ed Easley, LHP David Holmberg, RHP Garrett Mock, INF Chris Owings and RHP Bo Schultz to their minor league camp.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned OF Eury Perez to Syracuse (IL) and RHP Nathan Karns, C Sandy Leon and INF Anthony Rendon to Harrisburg (EL). Reassigned LHP Pat McCoy, INF Will Rhymes and INF Matt Skole to their minor league camp.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Signed OF Adam DeLaGarza.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Traded C Alberto Espinosa to Sioux City to complete an earlier trade.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed RHP Aaron Tullo.

Can-Am League

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Released INF Ryan Mollica and C Landis Wilson.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed INF Edwin Padua to a contract extension.

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Placed C Justin Dunning on the retired list.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Released RHP Mickey Cassidy and RHP Jordan Goldschmidt.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Named Brian Smith pitching coach.

National Basketball Association

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS — Signed G Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract.

International Basketball League

IBL — Added the Kitsap (Wash.) Admirals for the 2013 season.

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with RB Steven Jackson on a three-year contract.

CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Nate Collins to a one-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with RB Chris Ogbonnaya on a two-year contract and TE Gary Barnidge on a three-year contract.

DETROIT LIONS — Re-signed LS Don Muhlbach to a one-year contract. Announced the retirement of OT Jeff Backus.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed DL Ricky Jean Francois.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Released QB Matt Cassel. Agreed to terms with CB Sean Smith on a three-year contract.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed C Joe Berger and DB Jamarca Sanford.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed WR Danny Amendola.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Signed CB Keenan Lewis to a five-year contract.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Re-signed CB Aaron Ross. Signed S Ryan Mundy.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed CB Cary Williams to a three-year contract and S Kenny Phillips.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed DE Cliff Avril to a multiyear contract.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed OT Jeremy Trueblood.

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS — Reassigned G Adam Morrison from Utah (ECHL) to Providence (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Assigned F Rostislav Olesz to Rockford (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD — Traded D Chay Genoway to Washington for a conditional 2014 seventh-round draft pick.

MONTREAL CANADIENS — Recalled D Jarred Tinordi from Hamilton (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS — Signed D Troy Rutkowski to a three-year contract. Reassigned F Mark Stone to Binghamton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned F Nick Johnson to Portland (AHL) and G Mark Visentin from Portland to Gwinnett (ECHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned F Andrew Murray to Peoria (AHL). Activated F Alex Steen from injured reserve.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Recalled F Tyler Johnson from Syracuse (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Traded D Kevin Marshall to Toronto for F Nicolas Deschamps and assigned Deschamps to Hershey (AHL).

WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled G Eddie Pasquale from St. John's (AHL).

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Traded F Jack Combs to San Antonio for future considerations.

MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Released D Matt Case from his professional tryout agreement.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Signed D Thomas Larkin to an amateur tryout agreement.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH — Recalled F Danick Gauthier from Florida (ECHL).


BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Loaned G Scott Greenham to St. John's (AHL).

STOCKTON THUNDER — Signed D Nik Pokulok.

National Lacrosse League

BUFFALO BANDITS — Traded D Scott Self to Rochester for F Alex Hill; T Jimmy Purves to Rochester for a 2013 second-round draft pick; the rights to G Mike Thompson to Philadelphia for a 2013 third-round draft pick; and the rights to general manager Steve Dietrich to Toronto for a 2015 sixth-round draft pick. Activated F Derek Hopcroft from the practice squad.

Major League Soccer

MLS — Suspended Real Salt Lake D Abdoulie Mansally one game and fined him, and Real Salt Lake F Alvaro Saborio undisclosed amounts for their actions during Saturday's game against D.C. United. Issued an official warning to Sporting Kansas City for a violation of the mass confrontation policy during Saturday's game against Toronto.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Loaned G Jon Kempin, D Yann Songo'o, M Christian Duke and F Dom Dwyer to Orlando City (USL PRO).

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS — Signed D Adam Clement.


NCAA — Granted a sixth year of eligibility to Oregon State S Steven Christian.

ARKANSAS STATE — Signed women's basketball coach Brian Boyer to a two-year contract extension.

DRAKE — Fired men's basketball coach Mark Phelps.

HIGH POINT — Signed men's basketball coach Scott Cherry to a four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season.

IONA — Announced the resignation of athletic director Eugene Marshall Jr., effective June 1.

SYRACUSE — Named Brady Rourke assistant director of student-athlete support services.