Thursday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 16 at 6:03 PM


COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Arizona SS Antonio Alvarez and free agent RHP Daryl Thompson 50 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

MLB PLAYERS ASSOCIATION — Named Bob Tewksbury director of player development.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Marco Gentile vice president, corporate partnerships.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with OF Nyjer Morgan on a minor league contract.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Brad Penny and Guillermo Mota on minor league contracts.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Released OF Vernon Wells. Agreed to terms with C Francisco Cervelli on a one-year contract.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with C John Jaso on a one-year contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with C John Buck on a one-year contract. Designated OF Carlos Peguero for assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP David Price on a one-year contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Chris Getz on a minor league contract.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms with OF Chris Heisey on a one-year contract.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with LHP Franklin Morales and RHP Wilton Lopez on one-year contracts and C Michael McKenry on a minor league contract.

MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Henry Rodriguez on a minor league contract.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Released INF Kyle Nichols and RHP Brad Wilson.


GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Released INF Christian Vitters and OF Mike Massaro.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Released OF Kennard Jones and LHP Rick Zagone.

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed RHP Mike Mehlich.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed INF Dan Lyons and OF Jon Myers.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Sent RHP Zac Treece to Joliet to complete earlier trades. Signed OF Mike Faulkner.

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Zac Treece to a contract extension.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Named Chris Mongiardo manager.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed OF Spencer Anderson, RHP Ryan Gibbard and LHP Rich Mascheri.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Named Stephen Holdren hitting coach.

National Basketball Association

NBA — Fined Orlando G Jameer Nelson $15,000 for making an obscene gesture and Phoenix C Alex Len for a Flagrant Foul 2 during Wednesday's games. Suspended L.A. Lakers G Nick Young one game for throwing a punch during Wednesday's game.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Signed G Royal Ivey to a 10-day contract.

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed LB JoJo Dickson to a reserve/future contract.

BUFFALO BILLS — Named Jeff Hafley defensive assistant coach. Signed WRs Ramses Barden and Chris Summers, S Jajuan Harley and LBs Willie Jefferson and Nathan Williams to reserve/future contracts.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Promoted linebackers coach Paul Guenther to defensive coordinator.

NEW YORK JETS — Signed coach Rex Ryan to a contract extension.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Retained linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris and defensive line coach Jacob Burney.

Canadian Football League

CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Re-signed DB Jamar Wall.


National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled D Dalton Prout from Springfield (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled F Linden Vey from Manchester (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Activated Fs Patrik Elias and Jacob Josefson from injured reserve. Assigned F Mike Sislo to Albany (AHL).

WINNIPEG JETS — Placed F Evander Kane on injured reserve, retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled F Carl Klingberg from St. John's (AHL).

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Returned F Peter Boyd to South Carolina (ECHL).

MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Recalled G Mathias Niederberger from Ontario (ECHL).

PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Called up F Scott Campbell from South Carolina (ECHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled D Josh McFadden from Cincinnati (ECHL).

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Released F Broc Little.




WORLD TEAMTENNIS — Announced the sale of the New York Sportimes, who will relocate to San Diego and be named the Aviators.


ELON — Named Jerry Petercuskie defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, Terry Lantz defensive backs coach, Carlton Hall defensive line coach, Scott Van Zile quarterbacks coach, Billy Riebock wide receivers coach and Cris Reisert tight ends coach.

INDIANA — Announced QB Cam Coffman and LB Jordan Wallace will transfer.

LOUISVILLE — Named Todd Grantham defensive coordinator and safeties coach.

POINT PARK — Named Kelly Parsley men's and women's track and field coach.

ST. JOSEPH'S (L.I.) — Named Kraig Binick and Paul Parsolano assistant baseball coaches.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Signed football coach Steve Spurrier to a one-year contract extension through the 2018 season.

TULSA — Announced offensive coordinator Greg Peterson will not return next season.

WASHINGTON — Added women's sand volleyball as a varsity sport, to begin play next school year.

WEST ALABAMA — Named Roberto Pinilla defensive line coach.