Thursday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Thursday, May 16 at 5:05 PM


COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Miami minor league RHP Juan Arias 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to Norfolk (IL) for a rehab assignment.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Sent 2B Gordon Beckham and INF Angel Sanchez to Charlotte (IL) for rehab assignments.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent RHPs Blake Wood and Vinnie Pestano to Lake County (MWL) for rehab assignments. Optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Columbus (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned RHP Al Alburquerque to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Evan Reed from Toledo.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned LHP Michael Roth to Arkansas (TL). Designated RHP Barry Enright for assignment. Recalled RHP Ryan Brasier from Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Billy Buckner from Salt Lake.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Brett Marshall to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHP Dellin Betances from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed LHP David Price on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Alex Torres from Durham (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS — Placed RHP Alexi Ogando on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Cory Burns from Round Rock (PCL).

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed LHP Jeff Francis on the 15-day DL. Designated INF Reid Brignac for assignment. Recalled INF D.J. LaMahieu and RHP Rob Scahill from Colorado Springs (PCL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Sent LHP Ted Lilly to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned C/1B Blake Lalli to Nashville (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Francisco Rodriguez from Nashville. Transferred 3B Taylor Green to the 60-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent RHP Charlie Morton to Altoona (EL) and 2B Chase d'Arnaud to Bradenton (FSL) for rehab assignments.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Sent LHP Clayton Richard to Tucson (PCL) for a rehab assignment.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Sent OF Jayson Werth to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. Placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse (IL).

American Association

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed C Mark Radmacher.

WICHITA WINGNUTS — Released RHP Nate Kilcrease.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Released LHP Rusty Jones. Reinstated INF Bryant Nelson.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS — Released C Dan Coury.

TROIS RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed OF Jonathan Valdez.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Released LHPs Garrett Bullock and Blake Monar.

FRONTIER GREYS — Signed 1B Blake Bergeron and RHP Bryce Shafer.

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed INF Spiker Helms. Released LHP Mike Jefferson, OF Neiko Johnson and RHP Brett Kennedy.

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Justin Erasmus. Released INF Alex Jones, RHP Dan Marcacci and C Jake Passini.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Released C Brian Erie, OF Robbie Kuzdale and 1B Kyle Weldon.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Released 1B Adam Derner, RHP Kyle DiMartino and C Derek Marshall.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Released C Zach Deutscher and RHPs Brad Propst, Preston Vancil and Andrew Virgili.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Signed RHP Seafth Howe and 1B Kenny Brand. Released INF Anthony Amadei, LHP Chuck Lukanen and 1B Trevor Whyte.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Sent RHP Trevor Harden to Rockford to complete an earlier trade. Released RHP Travis Bradshaw, C Scott Darlymple and LHP Nick Gillung.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed RHP Chris Squires. Released INF Brandon Brewer, RHP Phil Brua, LHP Ian MacDougall and OF Mike Mergenthaler.


WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed RHPs Michael Click, Andy Mee and Blayne Weller and OF Chad Cregar to contract extensions. Released LHP Mark Kuzma and RHP Matt Robertson.

National Football League

NFL FOUNDATION — Named Jason Taylor to the board of directors.

BUFFALO BILLS — Promoted assistant general manager/director of player personnel Doug Whaley to general manager. Named Jim Monos director of player personnel and Kelvin Fisher director of college scouting.

CHICAGO BEARS — Promoted Mark Sadowski to senior national scout.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Released G D.J. Hall. Signed DE Anthony Hargrove to a one-year contract.

JACKOSNVILLE JAGUARS — Claimed DT Kyle Love off waivers from New England. Released RB Montell Owens. Signed C Dan Gerberry.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Named Will Lewis director of pro scouting, Marvin Allen director of college scouting, Randy Ball pro scouting assistant and Trey Koziol area scout. Promoted Mike Borgonzi to assistant director of pro scouting, Dom Green to assistant director of college scouting, Brett Veach to pro and college personnel analyst and Ryan Poles to college coordinator.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Claimed WR Marvin McNutt off waivers from Philadelphia. Signed FB Rupert Bryan. Waived/injured DT Chas Alecxih and WR Taylor Stockemer.


NEW YORK JETS — Announced the retirement of QB David Garrard.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed WR/KR Josh Cribbs and QB Matt McGloin.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed S Shamarko Thomas to a four-year contract.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed FB Spencer Ware to a multiyear contract.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed RB Jawan Jamison.

Arena Football Leage

SAN JOSE SABERCATS — Have been assigned FB Sifa Etu on a one-year contract. Placed WR Jamarko Simmons on inactive reserve.

National Hockey League

NHL — Suspended San Jose F Raffi Torres for the remainder of the Western Conference semifinals for an illegal hit to the head during Tuesday's game.

PHOENIX COYOTES — Signed F Rob Klinkhammer to a two-year contract.

Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Waived M Sainey Nyassi.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Traded F Bobby Convey to Toronto for a 2014 third-round draft pick.


INDIANA — Announced men's basketball G Evan Gordon is transferring from Arizona State.

RADFORD — Named Mike McGuire women's basketball coach, Brett Self and Fran Recchia women's assistant basketball coaches and Abby Oliver director of women's basketball operations.

SOUTH ALABAMA — Named Dan Presel and Mallory Luckett women's assistant basketball coaches.

VIRGINIA — Announced RB Clifton Richardson will transfer.

WASHINGTON — Named Raphael Chillious men's assistant basketball coach.