Wednesday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

BASEBALL

COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended free agent minor league RHP Kyle Pelchy 50 games for refusing to take an off-season drug test.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with 1B Travis Ishikawa, LHP Daniel Schlereth and LHP Zach Braddock on minor league contracts.

BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Dempster on a two-year contract. Designated RHP Pedro Beato for assignment.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Designated OF Russ Canzler for assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Martinez and C Brian Jeroloman on minor league contracts.

DETROIT TIGERS — Released LHP Adam Wilk. Assigned LHP Matt Hoffman outright to Toledo (EL).

HOUSTON ASTROS — Named Meg Vaillancourt vice president of community relations and executive director of the Astros In Action Foundation. Traded LHP Rob Rasmussen to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP John Ely.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with 2B Lance Zawadzki on a minor league contract. Claimed RHP Mickey Storey off waivers from Houston.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Alfredo Figaro on a minor league contract.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released TE Steve Skelton from the practice squad.

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Released LB D.J. Bryant from the practice squad. Signed RB Lonyae Miller to the practice squad.

BUFFALO BILLS — Signed WR Kevin Elliott and LB Brian Smith to the practice squad.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed C Zack Williams on injured reserve. Signed G Hayworth Hicks from the practice squad.

CHICAGO BEARS — Signed G Reggie Stephens to the practice squad.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed TE George Bryan to the practice squad.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Released DE Robert Rose from the practice squad.

DETROIT LIONS — Placed CB Jacob Lacey on injured reserve. Signed CB Rob Bartell. Signed DB Ross Weaver to the practice squad. Placed DT Nick Fairley on injured reserve. Signed DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed CB Otis Merrill to the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released G Robert Griffin from the practice squad. Signed T Lee Ziemba to the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Placed RB Daniel Thomas on injured reserve. Signed DB Julian Posey from the practice squad.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Placed CB Corey White on injured reserve. Signed WR Saalim Hakim from the practice squad.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Placed TE Clay Harbor on injured reserve.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Reinstated RB Rashard Mendenhall from the suspended list. Placed G Willie Colon and CB DeMarcus Van Dyke on injured reserve. Signed DB Justin King.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed LB Kyle Knox and DE Monte Taylor to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed TE Drake Dunsmore and LB Joe Holland to the practice squad.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Released LB Kourtnei Brown from the practice squad.

Canadian Football League

TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Released S Etienne Boulay. Re-signed DL Donte Paige-Moss. Signed LB Shane Horton.

HOCKEY
American Hockey League

ALBANY DEVILS — Loaned C Phil DeSimone to Trenton (ECHL).

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Scott Campbell to a professional tryout contract.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

CHICAGO FIRE — Announced the resignation of president Julian Posada.

D.C. UNITED — Re-signed D Robbie Russell.

FC DALLAS — Signed F Bradlee Baladez to a homegrown contract.

National Women's Soccer League

PORTLAND THORNS FC — Named Cindy Parlow coach.

COLLEGE

SETON HILL — Named Isaac Collins football coach.

STANFORD — Agreed to terms with football coach David Shaw on a long-term contract extension.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN — Announced it has accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference, effective July 1, 2013.

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