Wednesday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 5:05 PM


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL_Suspended Detroit RHP Rick Porcello six games for hitting Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist with a pitch.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned 3B Danny Valencia to Norfolk (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed 1B Paul Konerko and RHP Jesse Crain on the 15-day DL, Crain retroactive to Sunday. Selected the contract of LHP David Purcey from Charlotte (IL). Recalled INF Brent Morel from Charlotte.

DETROIT TIGERS — Sent OF Matt Tuiasosopo to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with SS Hector Martinez on a one-year contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with 1B Chase McDonald on a minor league contract.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Placed OF Peter Bourjos on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Colin Cowgill from Salt Lake (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with OF Jermaine Mitchell on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Sent INF Eduardo Nunez to Charleston (SAL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with INF Luis Cruz on a one-year contract. Placed INF Jayson Nix on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday.

TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with DH Manny Ramirez on a minor league contract and assigned him to Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Designated RHP Chien-Ming Wang for assignment. Recalled RHP Todd Redmond from Buffalo (IL). Signed OF Chaz Frank.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Placed 2B Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled OF Tony Campana from Reno (PCL).

CHICAGO CUBS_Added RHP Matt Guerrier and RHP Pedro Strop to the 25-man roster. Designated RHP Shawn Camp for assignment. Optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Iowa (PCL).

NEW YORK METS — Sent RHP Scott Atchison to the GCL Mets for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Tyler Viza on a rehab assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated OF Jose Tabata from the 15-day DL. Agreed to terms with SS Adam Frazier and C Andrew Dennis on minor league contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Assigned RHP Cole Kimball outright to Syracuse (IL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed RHP Jake Meiers.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Sold the contract of LHP Clay Zavada to the San Diego Padres.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed RHP Ryan Wilkins and INF Gibby Briones.

Atlantic League

SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Named Chris Jones general manager.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS — Released RHP James Schult.

Frontier League

ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Signed SS Brian Bistagne.

Canadian Football League

CFL — Fined Saskatchewan DB Dwight Anderson an undisclosed amount.

National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Agreed to terms with D Nick Leddy on a two-year contract.

DALLAS STARS — Signed D Jordie Benn to a three-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD — Waived D Tom Gilbert.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Bought out the contract of G Rick DiPietro.

OTTAWA SENATORS — Re-signed G Nathan Lawson to a one-year, two-way contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Re-signed G Cedrick Desjardins adn D Matt Taormina to one-year, two-way contracts.

American Hockey League

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Named Josh Tannenbaum manager of media and community relations, Luke Pawlak coordinator of creative services and game presentation and Jamie Gruschow account executive.


IDAHO STEELHEADS — Agreed with F Grant Blakey and D James Isaacs.

National Lacrosse League

BUFFALO BANDITS — Named Troy Cordingley coach.

Major League Soccer

MLS — Suspended San Jose M Shea Salinas, Montreal coach Marco Schallibaum one game and fined them undisclosed amounts. Fined D.C. United coach Ben Olsen $2,000 and Toronto coach Ryan Nelson an undisclosed amount.

NEW YORK RED BULLS — Mutually agreed to cancel the contract of M Juninho.


NORTHEAST CONFERENCE — Added Saint Joseph's as an associate member in men's lacrosse.

EMORY & HENRY — Named Robert Richardson men's soccer coach.

FLAGLER — Promoted Ryan Erlacher to associate athletic director.

GOUCHER — Named Ceri Miller women's lacrosse coach.

MINNESOTA STATE — Named Jason Eck offensive line coach.

ORAL ROBERTS — Promoted Kyron Stokes to women's assistant basketball coach. Named Janae Voelker director of women's basketball operations and Jaci Bigham women's graduate assistant basketball coach.

QUEENS (N.C.) — Named Bart Lundy men's basketball coach.

RADFORD — Named Mackenzie Wartenberger cross country and assistant track and field coach.

WINTHROP — Named Michael King women's assistant volleyball coach.