Wednesday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 5:01 PM

American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned LHP Phil Coke to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Jose Alvarez from Toledo.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned OF Colin Cowgill to Salt Lake (PCL). Transferred RHP Robert Coello to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Billy Buckner from Salt Lake.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled OF Chris Colabello from Rochester (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with INF Brendan Harris on a minor league contract and assigned him to Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed OF Jose Bautista on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Thad Weber to Buffalo (IL). Recalled OF Moises Sierra from Buffalo.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Placed RHP Rob Wooten on paternity leave. Recalled RHP Donovan Hand from Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS — Reinstated C John Buck from paternity leave. Sent RHP Frank Francisco to the GCL Mets for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with OF Roger Bernadina. Optioned UT Michael Martinez to Lehigh Valley (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Ryan Reid to Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of OF Felix Pie from Indianapolis. Transferred LHP Wandy Rodriguez to the 60-day DL.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned LHP Ian Krol to Syracuse (IL). Reinstated RHP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day DL.

American Association


Can-Am League

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed C Mike Grieco.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Released INF Max Pulin. Signed C Tommy Tremblay.

National Basketball Association

NBA — Announced the resignation of NBA International president Heidi Ueberroth, effective at the end of the year.

BOSTON CELTICS — Named Walter McCarty. Ron Adams and Micah Shrewsberry assistant coaches.

DETROIT PISTONS — Signed C Josh Harrellson to a two-year contract.

SACRAMENTO KINGS — Named Ryan Bowen assistant coach and assistant director of player development.

National Football League

NFL — Suspended Houston DE Antonio Smith two preseason games and one regular-season game for a flagrant violation of NFL safety rules.

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed PK Dan Carpenter to a one-year contract. Released WRs Robert Gill and Robby Toma.

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Traded WR David Reed to Indianapolis for RB Delone Carter.

BUFFALO BILLS — Named Gregg Brandon vice president and general counsel.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed WR Titus Ryan on the exempt-left squad list.

NEW YORK JETS — Placed FB Lex Hilliard on injured reserve. Signed WR Marcus Rucker and OL Scott Wedige.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Placed OT John Wetzel and PK Eddy Carmona on the waived-injured list.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Activated TE/FB David Johnson from the PUP list.

ST. LOUIS RAMS — Released TE Cameron Graham.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed PK Rian Lindell. Released LB Joe Holland.

National Hockey League

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Agreed to terms with F Ian Watters.


IDAHO STEELHEADS — Agreed to terms with Ds Mike Beck and Tyler Elbrecht.

National Lacrosse League

VANCOUVER STEALTH — Traded T Bob Snider to Colorado for T Ilija Gajic.


CALIFORNIA — Named Theo Robertson director of men's basketball operations and Mitch Elkins assistant director of men's basketball operations.

DELAWARE — Named Kim Kinsella assistant field hockey coach.

EAST CAROLINA — Declared WRs Justin Jones and Jabril Soloman ineligible.

HIGH POINT — Named Kenny Smith assistant baseball coach and Eric Gabriel director of men's basketball video operations. Promoted Craig Keilitz to vice president of athletics.

HOBART — Named Art Garvey and Andrew Klindera assistant football coaches.

HOLY CROSS — Named Juliano Pagliero men's assistant hockey coach.

INDIANA — Announced the resignation of director of men's basketball operations Calbert Cheaney so he can become an assistant coach at Saint Louis.

LIMESTONE — Promoted Brandon Skweres to men's volleyball coach and women's interim volleyball coach.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE — Promoted Jarrod Lazarus to director of basketball operations.

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL — Suspended football coach Henry Frazier III. Named Dwayne Foster acting football coach.

SAN FRANCISCO — Promoted Pablo Pires De Almeida to men's tennis coach. Named Peter Bartlett director of the men's and women's tennis programs.

SHENANDOAH — Named Alyssa David assistant field hockey coach.

SOUTH FLORIDA — Announced WR D'Vario Montgomery is transferring to Iowa State.