Thursday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 6:06 PM

BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Reduced the six-game suspension of Detroit RHP Rick Porcello to five games.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned LHP Zach Britton and RHP Kevin Gausman to Norfolk (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Columbus (IL). Recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Columbus.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned OF Jimmy Paredes to Oklahoma City (PCL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed RHP Wade Davis on the paternity list. Recalled LHP Donnie Joseph from Omaha (PCL). Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Bergmann on a minor league contract.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jonathan Van Eaton on a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed LHP Caleb Thielbar on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Rochester (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated SS Derek Jeter from the 60-day DL. Designated 1B Travis Ishikawa for assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned RHP Carter Capps to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Tacoma.

TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Josh Lindblom to Round Rock. Recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz and RHP Wilmer Font from Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Sent RHP Drew Hutchison to Dunedin (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with LHP Matt Boyd on a minor league contract.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned LHP Brooks Raley to Iowa (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Michael Bowden from Iowa.

CINCINNATI REDS — Placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Selected the contract of C Corky Miller from Louisville (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned OF Corey Dickerson to Colorado Springs (PCL). Reinstated OF Dexter Fowler from the 15-day DL.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Recalled OF Caleb Gindl from Nashville (PCL). Agreed to terms with LHP Aaron Laffey, RHP Ryan Deeter and SS Steven Halcomb on minor league contracts.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent RHP Jared Hughes to the GCL Pirates for a rehab assignment.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Memphis (PCL). Recalled RHP Carlos Martinez from Memphis.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Sent 2B Jedd Gyorko to Lake Elsinore (Cal) for a rehab assignment.

International League

DURHAM BULLS — Released C Juan Apodaca.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed RHP Justin Kuks. Released RHP Chandler Barnard and 1B Murray Watts.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed INF Anthony Davis and OF Luis Rivera.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed INF Curt Smith and RHP Danny Meszaros.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS — Signed INF Manny Mayorson.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Released RHP Brandon Adkins.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Released OF D'Marcus Ingram and RHP Jason Mattila.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed OF Calvin Culver. Released OF Gus Benusa and RHP Andy Scott.

United League

ALEXANDRIA ACES — Announced they are ceasing operations for the 2013 season.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed G Dennis Schroeder.

BROOKLYN NETS — Re-signed F Andray Blatche. Signed G Shaun Livingston.

CHICAGO BULLS — Re-signed C Nazr Mohammed.

DALLAS MAVERICKS — Signed G Gal Mekel.

DENVER NUGGETS — Signed F J.J. Hickson to a three-year contract.

DETROIT PISTONS — Agreed to terms with G Chauncey Billups on a two-year contract.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS — Signed G Reggie Bullock.

NEW YORK KNICKS — Re-signed G J.R. Smith.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS — Signed Gs C.J. McCollum and Earl Watson.

SACRAMENTO KINGS — Announced they are taking over basketball operations of Reno (NBADL).

SAN ANTONIO SPURS — Re-signed G Manu Ginobili. Signed G Marco Belinelli.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released WR Charly Martin. Claimed LS Kyle Nelson off waivers from San Francisco.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Agreed to terms with RW Aaron Palushaj, G Mike Murphy and D Michal Jordan on one-year, two-way contracts.

MONTREAL CANADIENS — Signed F Michael McCarron to a three-year, entry-level contract and F Ben Duffy to a one-year, two-way AHL/ECHL contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Announced the retirement of F Ilya Kovalchuk.

PHOENIX COYOTES — Re-signed LW Lauri Korpikoski to a four-year contract. Signed C Tim Kennedy to a one-year, two-way contract.

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Signed F Derek Roy to a one-year contract.

WINNIPEG JETS — Agreed to terms with F Matt Halischuk.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

D.C. UNITED — Transferred D/M Alain Rochat to BSC Young Boys (Switzerland).

NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed D Ibrahim Sekagya.

REAL SALT LAKE — Loaned G Eduardo Fernandez to Phoenix FC (USL PRO).

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Loaned Fb C.J. Sapong and D Kevin Ellis to Orlando City (USL PRO).

COLLEGE

ASSUMPTION — Announced the resignation of assistant director of athletics for sports medicine Randy Logan.

EASTERN WASHINGTON — Announced the resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Craig Ehlo.

FURMAN — Named Shawn Poppie women's assistant basketball coach and Jessica Loding director of women's basketball operations.

KENTUCKY — Suspeneded LB Kadeem Thomas and RB Khalid Thomas from the football team.

NEW JERSEY CITY — Named Peter Tylutki women's assistant soccer coach/goalkeepers.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Named Kacy Friedman director of softball operations.

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