Monday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Optioned LHP Mike Belfiore to Norfolk (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Columbus (IL). Selected the contract of LHP David Huff from Columbus. Recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Columbus.

DETROIT TIGERS_Placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Avisail from Toledo (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS_Announced the resignation of president and CEO George Postolos.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Recalled RHP Brett Marshall from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS_Agreed to terms with 1B Anthony Rizzo on a seven-year contract.

CINCINNATI REDS_Assigned C Corky Miller outright to Louisville (IL).

MIAMI MARLINS_Optioned C Kyle Skipworth to New Orleans (PCL). Placed OF Austin Kearns on the restricted list.

NEW YORK METS_Agreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel on a one-year contract. Optioned OF Andrew Brown to Las Vegas (PCL). Transferred RHP Jenrry Mejia to the 60-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Reinstated INF Neil Walker from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Jordy Mercer to Indianapolis (IL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 9.

Carolina League

CAROLINA MUDCATS_Announced RHP Nick Pasquale was added to the roster from Lake County (MWL).

American Association

AMARILLO SOX_Signed INF KC Serna. Released INF Jody Martinez and OF David Fox.

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS_Released RHP Chris Squires, LHP Gabriel Garcia and INF Jeff Lundell.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES_Released INF Marquis Riley and INF Craig Hertler.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Traded RHP Dustin Williams to Laredo for a player to be named.

Can-Am League


QUEBEC CAPITALES_Acquired RHP Tim Griffin from Winnipeg for future considerations.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS_Released RHP Chris Motta and RHP Wynn Pelzer. Placed RHP Mark Willinsky on the suspended list.

FLORENCE FREEDOM_Released RHP Jeff Arnold, C Dewayne Boyd, RHP Dan Cropper, RHP Nate Eppely, LHP R.J. Fondon, LHP Dan Osterbrock, RHP Josh Pond, RHP Marty Popham, 1B Trey Porras and 3B Kevin Wager.

FRONTIER GREYS_Released 1B Daniel Baptista, LHP Chris Cummins, RHP Brandon Kuter, C Ryan Levine and RHP Clayton VanderLaan.

JOLIET SLAMMERS_Released RHP Mark Belcastro, OF Derek Brown and LHP Forrest Moore.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS_Released RHP Dylan Brammer, INF Chaz Crane, INF Aaron Glaum, 3B Blake May, 1B T.J. McManus and OF Greg Smith. Traded RHP Mickey Jannis to the Bridgeport (Atlantic) to be named.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Released OF Elieser Bonne.

RIVER CITY RASCALS_Released OF Jeremy Hamilton and UTL Spiker Helms.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS_Signed OF Alexi Colon. Released INF Eric Barnes, INF Jordan Marks, RHP Troy Marks, INF Ryan Miller and OF Trevor Willis.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS_Released LHP Cory Caruso, RHP Quintavious Drains, RHP Tanner Hamilton, 1B Corey LeVier, 1B Coty Pate, C Mike Perez, RHP Dominick Ruscetti and LHP Tyler Stovall.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS_Traded RHP Jadd Schmeltzer to Alexandria (UL) for future considerations.

National Basketball Association

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES_Announced assistant coach Barry Hecker has left the team.


LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS_Named Mark Madsen coach.

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS_Promoted Dru Grigson to director of college scouting, Quentin Harris to director of pro scouting, and Josh Scobey to pro scout. Named Terry McDonough eastern regional scout, John Mancini area scout-midwest, Debbie Pollom college scouting coordinator and Glen Fox and Darius Vinnett scouting assistants.

ATLANTA FALCONS_Signed CB Saeed Lee and K Jeremy Shelley.

BUFFALO BILLS_Announced Buddy Nix is stepping down as executive vice president/general manager and will remain with the club as special assistant.

CAROLINA PANTHERS_Signed WR Brenton Bersin, TE Logan Brock, C Brian Folkerts, DT Linden Gaydosh, WR Taulib Ikharo, LB Ben Jacobs, DE Louis Nzegwu and WR R.J. Webb. Waived WR Trey Diller, LB Damario Jeffery, DE Thomas Keiser and OL Zack Williams.

CHICAGO BEARS_Signed WR Demetrius Fields, DT Corvey Irvin and DT Christian Tupou. Agreed to terms with CB Maurice Jones. Released LB Dom DeCicco and CB LeQuan Lewis.

CINCINNATI BENGALS_Signed LB Sean Porter, HB Rex Burkhead and DT Terrence Stephens. Waived DT Travis Chappelear.

CLEVELAND BROWNS_Signed DB Akeem Auguste, DB Abdul Kanneh, P T.J. Conley, DL Nicolas Jean-Baptiste and LB Ausar Walcott. Waived DB Kevin Barnes, DB Ricky Tunstall, WR Mike Edwards, DL Paipai Falemalu and P Jake Schum.

DALLAS COWBOYS_Signed RB Joseph Randle, OL Edawn Coughman, OL D.J. Hall and WR Anthony Jones. Released OL Charlie Bryant and Aderious Simmons and WR Greg Herd.

DETROIT LIONS_Signed C Darren Keyton. Released C Skyler Allen.

GREEN BAY PACKERS_Signed FB Jonathan Amosa, LB Donte Savage, CB Brandon Smith, WR Tyrone Walker and LB Jarvis Wilson. Released LB Micah Johnson and FB Ryan Roberson.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS_Signed RB Knile Davis, DL Risean Broussard, S Greg Castillo, DE Miguel Chavis, S Justin Glenn, RB Jordan Roberts and DB James Rogers. Released FB Ryan D'Imperio, RB Nate Eachus and DB Jose Gumbs.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Signed OL Tyronne Green and OL R.J. Mattes. Released DL Brandon Deaderick and WR Andre Holmes.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS_Signed DE Baraka Atkins, WR Brent Leonard, DB Korey Lindsey, PK Jose Maltos, RB Khiry Robinson and G Jeremiah Warren. Waived RB Shawne Alston, CB Ryan Lacy and C Ryan Lee.

OAKLAND RAIDERS_Signed CB Chance Casey-Thomas, LB Eric Harper, WR Greg Jenkins, TE Jeron Mastrud, DE Ryan Robinson, C Andrew Robiskie and CB Mitchell White. Claimed WR Andre Holmes off waivers from New England. Waived CB Adrian Bushell, C Deveric Gallington, DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, TE Mickey Shuler and LS Adam Steiner.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Released LB Ramon Buchanon. Signed TE Victor Marshall and DE Benson Mayowa.

TENNESSEE TITANS_Signed DT Antonio Johnson to a one-year contract. Waived LB Tom Wort.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Signed DE Steven Means and RB Mike James.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Signed LB Brandon Jenkins and S Bacarri Rambo. Waived WR Jason Thompson.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS_Signed WR Ismael Bamba and DL Gregory Alexandre.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS_Signed CB Bert Brown, CB David James and LB Daniel Sheffield.


ECHL_Named Rich Bello director of team business development. Fined Stockton D Daniel Gibb an undisclosed amount.


INDYCAR_Named Derrick Walker head of competition.


ECAC_Named Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss commissioner.

CHATTANOOGA_Named Will Wade men's basketball coach.

ELON_Named Jonathan Small director of football operations.

GEORGE MASON_Accepted an invitation to join the Eastern Wrestling League.

MANHATTAN_Named Alyssa Shale assistant athletic director for compliance.

MICHIGAN_Announced S Marvin Robinson and LB Mike Jones and LB Kaleb Ringer have left the football team.

VIRGINIA_Announced the resignation of softball coach Eileen Schmidt.