Thursday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:36 PM

BASEBALL
American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Activated INF Nick Swisher from the 15-day DL. Placed DH Jason Giambi on 15-day DL. Signed C-INF Simeon Lucas, OF Taylor Murphy, RHP Jordan carter, LHP David Speer, INF Nathan Winfrey and INF Drake Roberts to minor league contracts.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled 1B-DH Jesus Montero from Tacoma (PCL). Placed OF Michael Saunders on the 15-day DL.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Signed RHP Sean Reid-Foley, C Matt Morgan, CF Lane Thomas, RHP Justin Shafer, 2B Ryan Metzler, RHP Jordan Romano, RHP Chase Mallard, 1B Ryan McBroom, RHP Dusty Isaacs, CF Cliff Brantley, SS Aaron Attaway, RHP Conor Fisk, LHP Bob Wheatley, CF Chris Carlson, C Kevin Garcia, 2B Dave Pepe, RHP J.T. Autrey, RHP Chase Wellbrock, RHP Chase Houston, LHP Barndon Hinkle, RHP Joey Aquino, LHP Michael Kraft, OF James Lynch, OF Trent Miller, LHP Joe Claver, RHP Jon Wandling and UTL Austin Davis to minor league contracts.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Claimed INF-OF Jordan Pacheco from Colorado (NL). Designated INF-OF Nick Evans for assignment. Optioned RHP Trevor Cahill to Visalia (Cal).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Selected the contract of INF Michael Martinez from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Casey Sadler to Indianapolis. Agreed to terms with LHP John Sever, RHP Jess Amedee and RHP Luis Paula.

Signed SS Cole Tucker, C Taylor Gushue, RHP Austin Coley, RHP Sam Street, INF Erik Lunde, OF Carl Anderson, RHP Nick Neumann and RHP Montana DuRapau to minor league contracts.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Released LHP Brian Smith.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Released OF Justin Gominsky.

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed INF Sam Maus. Released RHP Chase Hentges.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed LHP Anthony Ferrera. Traded RHP Jon Lucas to Camden (Atlantic) to complete a previous trade.

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Released INF Bobby Haney.

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed RHP Chad Robinson.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Released INF Max Poulin.

Frontier League

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed C Matt Jones.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Released OF Marino Guzman and RHP Julio Perez.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed S Dezmen Southward and K Sergio Castillo.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed CB Darqueze Dennard to a four-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Claimed TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi off waivers from Miami.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed WR Davante Adams and TE Richard Rodgers.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Claimed CB Brandon Burton off waivers from Cincinnati. Waived G Marcus Hall.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed WR Jeremy Johnson.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Agreed to terms with DL Kevin Williams.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed WR Mike Evans and RB Charles Sims.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released LB Ryan Rau. Signed DT Ra'Shon Harris.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Released DL Stafford Gatling, DL Louis Nzegwu, OL Quentin Saulsberry, DB Kris Robertson and OL Tyson Pencer.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

EDMONTON OILERS — Signed C Steve Pinizzotto to a one-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Named Ben Vanderklok goaltending coach.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — Named Jason Karmanos vice president of hockey operations.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

MLS — Suspended Colorado MF Dillon Serna one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for serious foul play against FC Dallas MF Victor Ulloa during a June 7 game. Fined the Seattle Sounders FC and coach Sigi Schmid undisclosed amounts for violating the mass confrontation policy in a June 7 game against Chicago. Issued a warning to Chicago for violating the mass confrontation policy. Fined Chicago's MF Benji Joya and D Gonzalo Segares undisclosed amounts for instigating/escalating the confrontation. Fined Chicago D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Seattle F Obafemi Martins undisclosed amounts for failing to leave the field after receiving red cards. Fined Chicago MF Jeff Larentowicz an undisclosed amount for hands to the face/head of Seattle MF Gonzalo Pineda.

NEW YORK CITY FC — Acquired D-MF Jeb Brovsky from Montreal for a 2016 second-round SuperDraft pick.

COLLEGE

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE — Named Bryce Robinson director of compliance and digital media.

BARTON — Named Todd Clark women's soccer coach.

CARSON-NEWMAN — Named Ray Likely men's assistant basketball coach.

CUMBERLAND — Named Adam Grant women's assistant soccer coach.

MONTEVALLO — Named Mark Richard athletic director.

RICHARD STOCKTON — Announced the retirements of baseball coach Marty Kavanagh and women's tennis coach Phil Birnbaum.

RIT — Promoted Matt Woodard to women's lead assistant hockey coach.

TENNESSEE — Announced freshman women's basketball G Diamond DeShields is transferring to the school from North Carolina.

UNC WILMINGTON — Named Thomas Carr men's assistant basketball coach.

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