Wednesday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 24 at 5:02 PM

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled RHP Josh Stinson from Frederick (Carolina). Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Norfolk (IL). Sent RHP Steve Johnson to Norfolk for a rehab assignment.

BOSTON RED SOX — Sent LHP Craig Breslow to Portland (EL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned RHP Steven Wright to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Daniel Bard from Portland.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Reinstated C Lou Marson from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Yan Gomes to Columbus (IL). Assigned RHP Fernando Nieve outright to Columbus.

DETROIT TIGERS — Selected the contract of RHP Jose Valverde from Lakeland (FSL). Designated LHP Duane Below for assignment.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed OF Justin Maxwell on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Robbie Grossman from Oklahoma City (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned INF Tommy Field to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled LHP Nick Maronde from Arkansas (TL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Sent DH Luke Scott to Charlotte (IL) for a rehab assignment.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Designated RHP Ramon Ortiz for assignment.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES — Placed OF Jason Heyward on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 21. Recalled INF Tyler Pastornicky from Gwinnett (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIES — Recalled RHP Tyler Chatwood from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned RHP Rob Scahill to Colorado Springs.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Reinstated LHP Ted Lilly from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Tim Federowicz to Albuquerque (PCL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent RHP Mark Rogers to Huntsville (SL) for a rehab assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent RHP Charlie Morton to Altoona (EL) for a rehab assignment.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Reinstated OF Carlos Quentin from suspension. Selected the contract of LHP Robbie Erlin from Tucson (PCL). Optioned RHP Thad Weber to Tucson. Transferred INF Logan Forsythe from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Released RHP Paul Koss.

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released INF Eric Campbell and RHP Kyle Dahman.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Signed OF Keanon Simon and RHP Justin Erasmus. Released INF German Duran.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed OF Brandon Newton and INF Jorge Delgado. Released RHP Ty Marotz.

WICHITA WINGNUTS — Released INF Marc-Anthony Tarantola.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed INF Jeremy Barnes and 1B Chris Duffy.

NEWARK BEARS — Signed RHPs Leondy Perez and Fray Martinez. Traded INF John Welch to Rockland for a player to be named.

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed LHP Casey Harman.

ROCKALND BOULDERS — Released OF Qualon Millender.

Frontier League


FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed C Collin Janssen.


NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Released RHP Brendon Smith.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed RHP James Bierlein, RHP Troy Marks, OF Mike Bolling and OF Trevor Willis.



National Basketball Association

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Named Mike Brown coach.

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed WR Jarett Dillard, OL Paul Fanaika, WR Robert Gill and TE Alex Gottlieb.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released RB Brandon Saine and LB D.J. Smith.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Signed FB Chris Gronkowski.

National Hockey League

NHL — Suspended Los Angeles F Dustin Brown two games for elbowing Minnesota F Jason Pominville during Tuesday's game.

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled G Frederik Andersen and Fs Patrick Maroon and Devante Smith-Pelly from Norfolk (AHL). Reassigned G Igor Bobkov to Norfolk.

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Reassigned C Riley Nash and F Tim Wallace to Charlotte (AHL) and recalled Wallace and RW Jared Staal from Charlotte.

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

NASHVILE PREDATORS — Signed LW Miikka Salomaki to a three-year, entry-level contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Recalled G Joe Cannata from Chicago (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Re-signed Fs Eric Fehr and Aaron Volpatti to two-year contracts.

American Hockey League

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned G Brian Foster to Cincinnati (ECHL).


NASCAR — Docked Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth 50 driver points and three bonus points; suspended crew chief Jason Ratcliff six races, fined him $200,000 and placed him on probation until the end of the year; and suspended the owner's license of Joe Gibbs six races and docked him 50 car owner points for failing a post-race inspection after Sunday's race. Docked Craftsman Trucks Series driver Johnny Sauter 25 points and suspended crew chief Joe Shear four races and fined him $10,000 for an illegal fuel cell used during Saturday's race.


ASA/USA SOFTBALL — Named Craig Cress executive director, effective Nov. 15.


NCAA — Announced the resignation of associate director of enforcement Marcus Wilson to become associate athletic director for compliance at Maryland.

ECAC — Named Ben Rosenfeld director of sport administration/championships, Katie Hartman Boldvich coordinator of sport administration/leagues and affiliates and Joyce Lambert administrative assistant to the commissioner.

FLORIDA — Announced football G Jessamens Dunker will transfer.

LIMESTONE — Named Ted Soenksen offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.

PENN STATE — Announced QB Steven Bench will transfer.

SOUTHERN CAL — Announced C Dewayne Dedmon will enter the NBA draft.

UTEP — Named Scott Stoker defensive coordinator.

WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER — Named Alan Hensell wide receivers coach.

WOFFORD — Named Dustin Kerns men's assistant basketball coach.