Thursday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 12:06 AM

BASEBALL
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Claimed RHP Josh Stinson off waivers from Oakland and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). Transferred LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from the 15- to the 60-day DL, retroactive to March 31.

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Placed LHP Scott Kazmir on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 2.

DETROIT TIGERS_Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Valverde on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Released RHP David Aardsma.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS_Traded LHP Travis Blackley to Houston Astros for OF Jake Goebbert.

TEXAS RANGERS_Agreed to terms with SS Elvis Andrus on a 10-year contract.

National League

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Young on a minor league contract.

American Association

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS_Signed C Cory Osborne and RHP Chris Squires.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES_Signed LHP Mark Hardy and OF Tim Smith.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS_Signed OF Vladimir Guerrero.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Released LHP Jeff Gogal. Signed LHP Craig Bennigson and OF/1B Danny Rams.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS_Signed RHP Ricky Bowen.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS_Signed C Emmanuel Quiles and RHP Matt Suschak.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Signed RHP Josh Joseph and RHP Drew Provence to contract extensions. Signed C David Remedious. Released LHP Kaleb Engelke.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS_Signed OF Chase Larsson.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS_Signed OF Mike Mergenthaler.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS_Signed RB Alfonso Smith, CB Bryan McCann and S Curtis Taylor to one-year contracts.

ATLANTA FALCONS_Released OT Tyson Clabo, effective after June 1.

BALTIMORE RAVENS_Terminated the contract of LB Brendon Ayanbadejo.

DETROIT LIONS_Announced the retirement of K Jason Hanson.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS_Signed LB Frank Zombo.

NEW YORK GIANTS_Signed DT Mike Patterson.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Re-signed QB Rex Grossman and CB DeAngelo Hall. Signed QB Pat White.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS_Named Steve Hladio running backs coach.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

NHL_Fined San Jose D Marc-Edouard Vlasic $8,378.38 for slashing Minnesota F Dany Heatley during an April 3 game.

CALGARY FLAMES_Signed G Laurent Brossoit to an three-year entry-level contract.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Assigned F Sean Collins, G Patrick Killeen and D Blake Partlett to Springfield (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD_Recalled F Mikael Granlund from Houston (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS_Recalled F Gabriel Dumont from Hamilton (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Recalled F Chris Mueller and D Ryan Ellis from Milwaukee (AHL).

American Hockey League

HAMILTON BULLDOGS_Signed F Charles Hudon to an amateur tryout contract.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS_Signed F Steven Whitney to an amateur tryout contract. Announced G Marco Cousineau was reassigned to the team from Fort Wayne (ECHL).

ST. JOHN'S ICECAPS_Signed F Adam Lowry to an amateur tryout contract.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE_Signed F Francis Beauvillier and D Jonathan Racine to amateur tryout contacts.

East Coast Hockey League

READING ROYALS_Announced D Brett Flemming was assigned from Hershey (AHL) to the team and G Mark Owuya was recalled to Toronto (AHL). Placed F Julien Cayer and D Brock Shelgren on the reserve list. Announced F T.J. Syner was loaned to the team by Hershey (AHL).

COLLEGE

PAC-12 CONFERENCE_Announced the resignation of Ed Rush, coordinator of officials.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA_Announced men's basketball coach Jeff Ruland will not return next season.

IOWA STATE_Announced the resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Jeff Rutter to join men's basketball staff at Drake.

KENNESAW STATE_Announced senior F Drew McGhee has signed a grant-in-aid and will join the men's basketball program in the fall and be eligible to compete during the 2013-14 season.

RUTGERS_Announceds the resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Jimmy Martelli.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS_Named Cindy Stein women's basketball coach.

ST. JOHN'S (NY)_Named Brooke DeRosa women's assistant soccer coach.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN_Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Danny Kaspar, to take the same position at Texas State.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN_Named Larry Tidwell women's basketball coach and Dan Hipsher men's basketball coach.

UCLA_Signed athletic director Dan Guerrero to a six-year contract extension through 2019.

WESTERN KENTUCKY_Announced the resignation of men's director of basketball operations Jake Morton.

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