Monday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 12:06 AM


MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Named Michael Hand chief marketing officer.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Promoted Einar Diaz to assistant coach.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Placed 2B Darwin Barney on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 31. Selected the contract of 2B Alberto Gonzalez from Iowa (PCL). Designated RHP Robert Whitenack for assignment.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled INF Justin Sellers from Albuquerque (PCL).

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Released RHP Matt Lackie. Traded OF Oscar Garcia and RHP Jake Negrette to San Angelo to complete an earlier trade.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed C Mike Thomas.

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed LHP Matt Meyer.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed INF Bryant Nelson and OF Adam Bailey. Placed INF Shawn Williams on the reserved/retired list.

Can-Am League

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Released LHP Gustavo Chacin. Traded RHP Jonathan Velasquez to Camden for cash.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed LHP Dan Osterbrock.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Named Rich Pasquale bench/hitting coach.

National Basketball Association

HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled F Terrence Jones from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Signed G Justin Holiday. Waived G Jeremy Pargo.

National Football League

NFL — Suspended Baltimore S Christian Thompson four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed QB Brian Hoyer, RB William Powell and DE Ronald Talley to one-year contracts. Released QB John Skelton.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed CB Terence Newman to a two-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Traded QB Colt McCoy and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick to San Francisco for two undisclosed 2013 draft picks.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Agreed to terms with WR Darrius Heyward-Bey.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Announced the resignation of chief financial officer Bill Prescott. Promoted business planning manager Kelly Flanagan to vice president of finance and planning. Released DT C.J. Mosley.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed LB Edgar Jones. Released LB Andy Studebaker.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Agreed to terms with DE Kenyon Coleman and QB Luke McCown on one-year contracts.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Traded QB Matt Flynn to Oakland for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick and a conditional 2015 draft pick.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with WR Kevin Walter and OL Chris Spencer on one-year contracts.

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Assigned F Harry Zolnierczyk to Norfolk (AHL).

CALGARY FLAMES — Traded D Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis for a conditional first-round draft pick, 2013 fourth-round draft pick, D Mark Cundari and G Reto Berra.

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Activated G Dan Ellis from injured reserve. Assigned G John Muse to Charlotte (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Reassigned F Brandon Bollig to Rockford (AHL). Acquired F Michal Handzus from San Jose for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Assigned C Nick Drazenovic to Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Francis Wathier from Texas (AHL). Assigned F Toby Petersen to Texas (AHL). Assigned F Brett Ritchie from Niagara (OHL) to Texas.

EDMONTON OILERS — Signed D Ladislav Smid to a four-year contract extension.

MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned G Darcy Kuemper to Houston (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Activated LW Dainius Zubrus from injured reserve.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Agreed to terms with F Anders Lee on a two-year, entry-level contract. Reassigned F Ryan Strome to Bridgeport (AHL).

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Traded F Harry Zolnierczyk to Anaheim for F Jay Rosehill.

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Recalled G Brian Elliott from his conditioning assignment at Peoria (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS — Reassigned G Alex Stalock to Worcester (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed F Tanner Richard to a three-year, entry-level contract and D Luke Witkowski to a two-year contract. Agreed to terms with F B.J. Crombeen on a two-year contract extension. Recalled F Mike Angelidis from Syracuse (AHL). Reassigned F Dana Tyrell to Syracuse.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Assigned G Philipp Grubauer to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Signed F Olivier Archambault to an amateur tryout contract and D Adam Ross to a professional tryout contract.

PEORIA RIVERMEN — Released F Mike Pelech from his professional tryout contract.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Returned F Josh Birkholz, F David Pacan, D Brian O'Hanley and G Brian Foster to Cincinnati (ECHL).

TORONTO MARLIES — Signed G Garret Sparks to an amateur tryout contract.


READING ROYALS — Announced D Brett Flemming was assigned to the team from Hershey (AHL), G Mark Owuya was assigned to the team from Toronto (AHL), F Danick Paquette was assigned to Hershey and D Joe Sova was assigned to Charlotte (AHL). Announced F David Civitarese was recalled by Hershey. Released D Bobby Shea from his amateur tryout agreement. Signed D Bobby Shea. Released D Chris Saracino.


CONFERENCE USA — Announced Western Kentucky will join the league, effective July 1, 2014.

COLUMBIA — Named Stephanie Glance women's basketball coach.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN — Named Mark Byington men's basketball coach.

HIGH POINT — Named Jake Hong assistant volleyball coach.

KENTUCKY — Announced G Archie Goodwin will enter the NBA draft.

N.C. STATE — Announced F C.J. Leslie will enter the NBA draft. Announced men's basketball G Rodney Purvis intends to transfer.

PITTSBURGH — Fired women's basketball coach Agnus Berenato.

SAINT AUGUSTINE'S — Named Ben Coates offensive coordinator, Cory Peoples defensive backs coach and Darrin Hicks quarterbacks coach.

SOUTHERN CAL — Named Andy Enfield men's basketball coach.