Friday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 5:03 PM


COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Cleveland RHP Dillon Howard (AZL Indians) 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Reinstated 3B Conor Gillaspie from paternity leave.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent RHPs Brett Myers and Blake Wood to Akron (EL) for rehab assignments. Optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Columbus (IL). Recalled RHPs Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco from Columbus.

DETROIT TIGERS — Assigned RHP Jose Valverde outright to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Bruce Rondon from Toledo. Agreed to terms with RHP Will LaMarche and OFs Raphael Rhymes and Adrian Castano on minor league contracts.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with Cs Brian Holberton and Jake Rodriguez, LHP Chris Cotton, 3B Adam Nelubowich and RHP Juan Santos on minor league contracts. Assigned Cotton, Nelubowich and Rodriguez to Tri-City (NYP) and Santos to the GCL Astros.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Reinstated RHP Josh Kinney from the 60-day DL and assigned him outright to Tacoma (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Recalled INF Munenori Kawasaki from Buffalo (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Sent OF Adam Eaton to Visalia (Cal) for a rehab assignment. Reinstated 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day DL. Designated INF Eric Hinske for assignment.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Reinstated RHP Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Juan Nicasio to Colorado Springs (PCL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Reinstated OF/1B Scott Van Slyke from the 15-day DL. Designated INF Luis Cruz for assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Reinstated RHP Hiram Burgos from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Nashville (PCL). Optioned INF Scooter Gennett to Nashville (PCL). Selected the contract of 1B Sean Halton from Nashville.

NEW YORK METS — Sent SS Ruben Tejada to the Gulf Coast League Mets for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Assigned C Stephen Lerud outright to Lehigh Valley (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned C Tony Sanchez to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled INF Josh Harrison from Indianapolis. Agreed to terms with OF Austin Meadows on a minor league contract.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Recalled RHP Burch Smith from Tucson (PCL). Optioned LHP Tommy Layne to Tucson.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Sent OF Bryce Harper and RHP Ryan Perry to Harrisburg (EL) and C Wilson Ramos to the Gulf Coast League Nationals for rehab assignments.

American Association

LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed C Jose Gil. Released C Jeremy Mayo.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS — Released OF JJ Sherill and INF Antoin Gray.

Frontier League

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed INF Niko Vasquez.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Signed RHP Nick Grim. Released RHP Josh Schneider.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed RHP Race Permenter. Released RHP Matt Sergey.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed RHP Amalio Diaz and LHP Zach LeBarron. Released RHP Jordan Elliott.

United League

SAN ANGELO COLTS — Signed RHP Jake Negrete and LHP Andrew Jessup. Released RHP Russell Johns and LHP Steve Merslich.

National Basketball Association

BROOKLYN NETS — Named Lawrence Frank, Roy Rogers, Eric Hughes and Doug Overton assistant coaches.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Acquired the rights to F Arsalan Kazemi from Washington.

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Agreed to terms with D Bret Bellemore on a one-year, two-way contract.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed coach Todd Richards to a one-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season.

EDMONTON OILERS — Named Keith Acton associate coach.

MONTREAL CANADIENS — Signed F Michael Blunden to a one-year, two-way contract.

American Hockey League

WORCESTER SHARKS — Announced the resignation of president Mike Mudd. Announced John Tortora will oversee business operations.

Major League Soccer


PORTLAND TIMBERS — Acquired D Alvas Powell on loan from Portmore United FC (Jamaica) for the remainder of the seaon.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES — Signed D Clarence Goodson.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Signed M Graham Zusi to a four-year contract. Terminated the contract of D Yann Songo'o.


USL PRO — Named Jake Edwards vice president.


USADA — Announced American cyclist and triathlete Sloan Teeple tested positive for synthetic testosterone and accepted an 18-month sanction, which began on April 22.


COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Named Phil Sherry director of men's basketball operations.

EAST CAROLINA — Named Shelley Binegar associate athletics director for external operations.

FORDHAM — Named Dale Hodges women's assistant basketball coach.

IONA — Named Brock Erickson men's assistant basketball coach; Ashlee Kelly, Jana Ashley and Liz Leer women's assistant basketball coaches; Eric Alston director of women's basketball operations; and Kelly Shaver strength and conditioning coach.

QUINNIPIAC — Announced the retirement of baseball coach Dan Gooley after the 2013-14 academic year.

TCU — Named Matthew Stine women's basketball video coordinator.