Monday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Optioned RHP Zach Clark, LHP Mike Belfiore and OF Xavier Avery to Norfolk (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Selected the contract of LHP Rich Hill from Columbus (IL). Placed RHP Blake Wood on the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Tim Fedroff, RHP Trey Haley, LHP TJ House, RHP Chen-Chang Lee and RHP Danny Salazar to Columbus. Reassigned INF Matt LaPorta, RHP Fernando Nieve and C Roberto Perez to their minor-league camp. Granted the unconditional release of OF Ben Francisco. Signed LHP Scott Barnes, OF Ezequiel Carrera, INF Juan Diaz, C/INF Yan Gomes, LHP Nick Hagadone, RHP Frank Herrmann, LHP David Huff, INF Jason Kipnis, RHP Chen-Chang Lee, INF Mike McDade, INF Cord Phelps and RHP Josh Tomlin to one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHP Carlos Carrasco and RHP Vinnie Pestano.

DETROIT TIGERS_Optioned C Ramon Cabrera and INF Dixon Machado to Erie (EL) and RHP Melvin Mercedes to Lakeland (FSL). Assigned INF Eugenio Suarez and OF Daniel Fields to their minor-league camp.

MINNESOTA TWINS_Optioned C Chris Herrmann to Rochester (IL) and RHP B.J. Hermsen, RHP Trevor May, RHP Michael Tonkin, C Josmil Pinto and INF Danny Santana to New Britain (EL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS_Optioned RHP Arnold Leon to Sacramento (PCL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS_Optioned RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Trey McNutt, LHP Brooks Raley and INF Logan Watkins to Iowa (PCL) and RHP Robert Whitenack to Tennessee (SL). Assigned RHP Nick Struck to their minor-league camp.

COLORADO ROCKIES_Optioned INF Cristhian Adames and Rafael Ortega to their minor-league camp. Reassigned RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Parker Frazier, RHP Dan Houston, LHP Tyler Anderson, LHP Erick Threets, C Lars Davis and OF Kyle Parker to their minor-league camp.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS_Optioned RHP Matt Magill and RHP Steve Ames to their minor-league camp. Reassigned RHP Matt Palmer to their minor-league camp.

American Association

LAREDO LEMURS_Released RHP Chris Chavez.


Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS_Signed RHP Greg Lane and 1B Marc Palestina.

QUEBEC CAPITALES_Released OF Steve Brown and RHP Roque Mercedes.

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS_Signed CB Leodis McKelvin to a contract extension.

DENVER BRONCOS_Re-signed S David Bruton to a three-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Signed NT Ian Williams to a two-year contract extension.


Canadian Football League

B.C. LIONS_Signed WR Marco Iannuzzi to a contract extension.

United States Football League

USFL_Named Jim Bailey president and CEO.

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Assigned D Cody Goloubef to Springfield (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Recalled F Matt Halischuk from Milwaukee (AHL). Activated RW Brandon Yip from injured reserve. Placed F Patric Hornqvist and F Colin Wilson on injured reserve.

PHOENIX COYOTES_Signed F Henrik Samuelsson to a three-year entry-level contract.

SAN JOSE SHARKS_Reassigned RW Matt Pelech to Worcester (AHL). Reassigned F Tommy Grant to San Francisco (ECHL) from the Worcester.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Reassigned D Brendan Mikkelson to Syracuse (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS_Recalled C Andrew Ebbett from Chicago (AHL).

American Hockey League


SPRINGFIELD FALCONS_Traded D Patrick Cullity to St. John's for future considerations.

WORCESTER SHARKS_Recalled F Yanni Gourde from San Francisco (ECHL).


GWINNETT GLADIATORS_Announced F Doug Jones was returned to the team from Texas (AHL).

National Women's Soccer League

SKY BLUE FC_Signed D Kendall Johnson and MF Taylor Lytle.


ABILENE CHRISTIAN_Fired track and field coach Roosevelt Lofton.

BOSTON U._Announced the retirement of ice hockey coach Jack Parker.

EMORY & HENRY_Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Paul Russo, effective March 29.

MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR_Named Caprice Stephens women's basketball assistant coach.