Friday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 7:06 PM

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Recalled RHP Brian Omogrosso from Charlotte (IL). Optioned RHP Deunte Heath to Charlotte.

DETROIT TIGERS_Designated RHP Jose Valverde for assignment. Recalled RHP Al Alburquerque from Toledo (IL). Placed OF Matt Tuiasosopo on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Toledo.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Signed LHP Sean Manaea to a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Selected the contract INF Alberto Gonzalez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Released INF Reid Brignac. Acquired RHP Yoshinori Tateyama from Texas for future considerations and assigned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Assigned OF Corey Patterson and LHP Mike Zagurski to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

TEXAS RANGERS_Activated 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Josh Lindblom to Round Rock (PCL).

National League

NEW YORK METS_Placed LHP Jonathon Niese on the 15-day DL, Recalled RHP Greg Burke from Las Vegas (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Activated 2B Chase Utley from the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Signed RHP Neil Kozikowski and RHP Henry Hirsh to minor league contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Agreed to terms with RHP Nicholas Pivetta, RHP John Simms and RHP Andrew Cooper on minor league contracts.

International League

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS_Announced the addition of LHP Santos Rodriguez and RHP Daniel Webb to the roster from Birmingham (SL). Sent RHP Michael Nix and RHP Dan Remenowsky to Birmingham.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX_Released RHP Chris Holguin.

EL PASO DIABLOS_Signed RHP Kevin Cooper.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS_Signed OF Micah Gibbs and OF Bubba Dotson.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES_Released RHP Jhonny Montoya.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS_Released OF Derek Perren.

Frontier League

JOLIET SLAMMERS_Sold the contract of INF Michael Mercurio to Kansas City (AL).


RIVER CITY RASCALS_Signed LHP Patrick Crider. Released RHP Tyler White.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS_Signed C Tyler Clark. Released C Gabe DeMarco.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS_Sold the contract of RHP Brandon Cunniff to Atlanta (NL). Signed RHP Michael Hepple.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS_Acquired RHP Jhonny Montoya from Kansas City (AA) to complete a previous trade.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS_Signed INF John Clark and RHP Colin O'Connell.

United League

RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHITEWINGS_Sold the contract of OF Aaron Gates to New York (AL).

SAN ANGELO COLTS_Acquired C Bubby Williams from El Paso (AA) to complete an earlier trade.

National Basketball Association

SACRAMENTO KINGS_Named Mike Bratz assistant general manager.

Women's National Basketball Association

INDIANA FEVER_Signed F Jasmine Hassell as a replacement player.

National Football League

DALLAS COWBOYS_Signed TE Gavin Escobar.

National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS_Named Lindy Ruff coach.

NEW YORK RANGERS_Named Alain Vigneault coach.

PHOENIX COYOTES_Agreed to terms with coach Dave Tippett on a long-term contract extension.

National Women's Soccer League



CCSU_Agreed to terms with softball coach Jeff Franquet on a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season.

CENTRAL FLORIDA_Signed men's basketball coach Donnie Jones to a contract extension through the 2017-2018 season.

DAKOTA WESLEYAN_Named Matt Wilber men's basketball coach.

HOWARD PAYNE_Announced men's basketball coach Troy Drummond will also serve as the assistant director of athletics for operations.

SACRED HEART_Announced men's lacrosse coach Tom Mariano is no longer with the university.

SMU_Named K.T. Turner men's assistant basketball coach.

TEXAS SOUTHERN_Signed men's basketball coach Mike Davis to a two-year contract extension through the 2018 season.

WAGNER_Named Ryan Browning men's assistant lacrosse coach and recruiting coordinator.