Thursday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 7:06 PM

BASEBALL
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Re-signed RHP Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract and assigned him to Norfolk (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Activated RHP Chris Perez from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP T.J. House to Columbus (IL). Traded INF John McDonald to Philadelphia for cash or a player to be named.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS_Placed RHP Tommy Hanson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 21). Recalled LHP Michael Roth Arkansas (Texas).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS_Signed RHP Tyler Skulina to a minor league contract.

COLORADO ROCKIES_Signed INF Reid Brignac to a minor league contract and assigned him to Colorado Springs (PCL).

Carolina League

WINSTON-SALEM DASH_Released INF Mark Tracy.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS_Signed OF Rogelio Noris.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES_Signed INF Kody Hightower.

LAREDO LEMURS_Signed INF John Alonso and released LHP Edwin Walker.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS_Traded OF Brandon Newton to Rockford (Frontier) in exchange for a player to be named.

Frontier League

FRONTIER GREYS_Signed RHP Ryan Woolley.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS_Signed 1B Steven Liddle.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS_Signed RHP Jacob Roberts. Released INF Jonathan Clark and LHP Mark Kuzma.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

INDIANA PACERS_Named Larry Bird president of basketball operations. Announced assistant coach Jim Boylen also will not return next season.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES_Named Dave Joerger coach.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Signed LB Desmond Bishop. Waived LB Stanford Keglar.

GYMNASTICS

USA GYMNASTICS_Named Luan Peszek vice president of women's program.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

NEW YORK RANGERS_Announced the resignation of special assistant to the general manager Mark Messier.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS_Agreed to terms with F Chris Kunitz on a three-year contract extension.

SAN JOSE SHARKS_Signed D Jason Demers to a one-year contract.

ST. LOUIS BLUES_Re-signed D Kevin Shattenkirk to a multiyear contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Bought out the contract of C Vincent Lecavalier. Re-signed F Mike Angelidis to a one-year contract.

LACROSSE
National Lacrosse League

NLL_Approved the relocation of the Stealth franchise from Everett, Wash. to Vancouver.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

NEW YORK RED BULLS_Waived F Rafhinha.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC_Waived D Ashani Fairclough.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY_Recalled F Dom Dwyer from Orlando City (USL PRO).

TORONTO FC_Placed D Logan Emory on waivers.

COLLEGE

FAIRFIELD_Named John Cirillo sports media relations/marketing consultant.

HIGH POINT_Named Jon Litchfield associate athletic director for communications and Jared Micklos associate athletic director for internal operations. Announced men's junior basketball G Brian Richardson has transferred from South Carolina and will be eligible for the 2014-15 season.

LOUISIANA TECH_Announced the resignation of athletic director Bruce Van De Velde.

SOUTH CAROLINA_Announced 1B Ryan Ripken was leaving the program.

VIRGINIA TECH_Announced the resignation of baseball coach Pete Hughes to take the same position at Oklahoma. Named Patrick Mason baseball coach.

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