Tuesday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 10:36 PM

BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL_Suspended Boston RHP Ryan Dempster five games and fined him for hitting N.Y. Yankee 3B Alex Rodriguez with a pitch during Sunday's game. Fined N.Y. Yankee manager Joe Girardi for his argument over the same incident with home plate umpire Brian O'Nora.

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Released RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka.

HOUSTON ASTROS_Designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment. Placed C Carlos Corporan on the seven-day DL. Selected the contracts of RHP David Martinez from Oklahoma City (PCL) and C Max Stassi from Corpus Christi (TL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Released 2B Elliot Johnson. Optioned LHP Will Smith to Omaha (PCL). Reinstated OF Justin Maxwell from the bereavement list.

The Royals cleared roster space for him by sending reliever Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.

MINNESOTA TWINS_Optioned RHP Kyle Gibson to Rochester (IL). Recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Rochester. Agreed to terms with 3B Brad Boyer on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS_Extended their player development contract with Stockton (Cal) through the 2016 season.

TAMPA BAY RAYS_Assigned INF Ryan Roberts outright to Durham (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS_Placed RHP Alexi Ogando on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 14. Selected the contract of LHP Travis Blackley from Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Matt West from Myrtle Beach (Carolina) and placed him on the 60-day DL.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Recalled RHP Thad Weber from Buffalo (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS_Sent 2B Willie Bloomquist to the AZL Diamondbacks for a rehab assignment.

NEW YORK METS_Optioned C Anthony Recker to Las Vegas (PCL). Agreed to terms with RHPs Mitch Talbert and Daryl Thompson and assigned them to Las Vegas (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Optioned LHP Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Tyler Cloyd from Lehigh Valley. Sent RHPs Roy Halladay to Lakewood (SAL) and Jonathan Pettibone to Lehigh Valley for rehab assignments.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Sent OF Travis Snider to Altoona (EL) for a rehab assignment.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS_Placed RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day DL. Designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Recalled LHP Mike Kickham and RHP Jean Machi from Fresno (PCL).

American Association

ST. PAUL SAINTS_Signed C Jeremy Mayo. Released RHP Drew Gay.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS_Signed RHP Eddy Ramos. Placed RHP Jared Lansford on the inactive list.

Can-Am League

QUEBEC CAPITALES_Released RHP Hugo Lalande.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES_Signed DH Pete LaForest.

Frontier League

FRONTIER GREYS_Traded RHP Joe Zeller to Gary SouthShore (AA) for RHP Cole Stephens.

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES_Released OF Nick DeLorenzo.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS_Acquired 1B Trevor Whyte from Edinburg (United) for a player to be named.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS_Signed F Anthony Bennett.

UTAH JAZZ_Named Justin Zanik assistant general manager.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

NFL_Suspended Denver LB Von Miller six games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

ARIZONA CARDINALS_Signed WR Mike Thomas to a one-year contract.

BUFFALO BILLS_Waived OL Keith Williams. Signed FS Jairus Byrd to a one-year franchise tender.

CHICAGO BEARS_Released WR Jerrell Jackson.

CLEVELAND BROWNS_Released RB Brock Bolen. Voided a trade with Seattle involving OL John Moffitt and DL Brian Sanford.

DENVER BRONCOS_Signed LB Paris Lenon.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS_Released LS Brad Madison. Claimed G Ricky Henry off waivers from New Orleans.

MIAMI DOLPHINS_Placed TE Dustin Keller on injured reserve. Signed LB Nathan Williams.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Signed DE Spencer Nealy.

NEW YORK GIANTS_Waived WR Keith Carlos and G Chris DeGeare.

OAKLAND RAIDERS_Signed OT Tony Hills. Claimed LB Chase Thomas off waivers from New Orleans.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES_Released OT Ed Wang.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Traded OL John Moffitt to Denver for DT Sealver Siliga.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Signed DE Trevor Scott.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS_Signed DB Bo Smith to the practice roster.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS_Signed D Mark Fistric to a one-year contract.

BOSTON BRUINS_Promoted Keith Gretzky to director of amateur scouting. Named P.J. Axelsson European amateur scout and Keith Sullivan amateur scout. Renewed their affiliation agreement with South Carolina (ECHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES_Agreed to terms with F Zach Boychuk on a one-year, two-way contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS_Agreed to terms with F Gustav Nyquist on a two-year contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS_Signed D Joel Chouinard to a one-year, two-way contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS_Signed F Brandon Segal to a one-year, two-way contract.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK_Signed D Brendon Nash.

ECHL

FLORIDA EVERBLADES_Agreed to terms with F Mathieu Roy.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

CHIVAS USA_Signed F Bryan de la Fuente.

COLLEGE

ALABAMA_Suspended CB Geno Smith from the football team for the season opener with Virginia Tech after being charged with DUI.

ARMY_Agreed to contract extensions with men's basketball coach Zach Spiker and women's basketball coach Dave Magarity through the 2017-18 season.

CALDWELL_Named Erin LeBan assistant volleyball coach.

LA SALLE_Named Kate Popovec director of women's basketball operations.

LIMESTONE_Named Carroll Kennedy men's assistant lacrosse coach.

MONTANA_Named Jamie Pinkerton women's softball coach.

RPI_Named Dan Laughlin and John McDowell assistant football coaches.

SHENANDOAH_Named Quintrel Lenore strength and conditioning coach.

STILLMAN_Named Paul Bryant athletic director.

SWARTHMORE_Named Matt Chmura director of athletic communications.

WEST ALABAMA_Named Alex Caudle rodeo coach.

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