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Thursday’s Sports Transactions

March 22, 2019
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Released SS Alcides Escobar and RHPs Omar Bencomo and Bo Schultz. Reassigned RHP Josh Lucas and INF Jack Reinheimer to minor league camp.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Released RHP Randall Delgado and 3B Chris Johnson. Optioned LHP Josh Osich and RHP Thyago Vieira to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned C Nate Nolan to minor league camp.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned RHP Dean Deetz to minor league camp.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Assigned 3B Kaleb Cowart outright to Salt Lake (PCL). Released OF DJ Jenkins.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Reassigned OFs Billy Burns and Matt Lipka and C Ryan Lavarnway to minor league camp.

SEATTLE MARINERS — OF Ichiro Suzuki announced his retirement. Promoted Lisa Winsby to senior vice president/people and culture, Cory Carbary to vice president of ticket sales and service, Greg Greene to vice president of marketing and Malcolm Rogel to vice president of ticket and event services.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP Blake Snell on a five-year contract.

TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Ariel Jurado to Nashville (PCL) and LHP Brett Martin to Frisco (TL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Released 2B Adam Walton.

ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Mike Soroka to Gwinnett (IL). Signed RHP Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract.

CHICAGO CUBS — Released RHP Christian Bergman.

MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned OF Austin Dean to New Orleans (PCL). Selected the contract of OF Curtis Granderson from New Orleans.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHPs Clay Holmes and Michael Feliz to Indianapolis (IL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Reassigned OF Anthony Garcia to minor league camp. Signed OF Matt Joyce to a minor league contract. Acquired INF/OF Connor Joe from the Cincinnati Reds for RHP Jordan Johnson and cash considerations.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed RHP Brett Marshall.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed RHP Ryan Mordecai.

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed C Cody Brickhouse.

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed C Brian Perreira to a contract extension. Signed RHP Miko Sklar.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Traded C Jason Agreste to New Jersey (Can-Am).

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed OF Kevin VanAsselburg.

National Basketball Association

NBA — Fined Boston G Marcus Smart $50,000 for forcefully shoving Philadelphia C Joel Embiid to the floor and repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during games.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Signed G Scott Machado to a 10-day contract.

Women’s NBA

NEW YORK LIBERTY — Signed G Marine Johannes.

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed DL Darius Philon to a two-year contract and TE Ricky Seals-Jones to a one-year contract.

ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with WR Justin Hardy on a one-year contract.

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Agreed to terms with QB Robert Griffin III on a two-year contract.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed DT Josh Tupou to a one-year contract.

DENVER BRONCOS — Re-signed QB Kevin Hogan to a one-year contract.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed TE Logan Thomas.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed DE Justin Houston.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Re-signed TE James O’Shaughnessy.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Agreed to terms with LB Mike Hull on a one-year contract.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed CB Nevin Lawson and OL Jordan Devey.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed DE Vinny Curry to a one-year contract.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Re-signed FB Alex Dupuis.

National Hockey League

NHL — Fined San Jose F Timo Meier $2,000 for diving/embellishment). Suspended Ottawa F Jean-Gabriel Pageau one game for boarding.

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Signed F Stelio Mattheos to a three-year, entry-level contract and assigned him to Charlotte (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled D Josh Jacobs from Binghamton (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Signed D Grant Hutton to a one-year, entry-level contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled G Connor Ingram from Orlando (ECHL) to Syracuse (AHL).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Signed F Nic Petan to a two-year contract extension.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed F Nick Jones. Signed D Matt Register to a professional tryout and F Ryan Dmowski to an amateur tryout.

LAVAL ROCKET — Recalled D T.J. Melancon.

TEXAS STARS — Assigned Fs Robbie Payne and James Phelan to Idaho (ECHL).


ADIRONDACK THUNDER — Signed G Eric Schierhorn to an amateur tryout.

FORT WAYNE KOMETS — Released F Gregg Burmaster. Released G Luke Richardson as emergency backup.


MAINE MARINERS — Signed F Nick Master.

WHEELING NAILERS — Released F Conor O’Neil from an amateur tryout.

WORCESTER RAILERS — Released D Spencer Trapp from an amateur tryout.

Major League Soccer

DALLAS — Loaned D Moises Hernandez to San Antonio (USL Championship).

NEW YORK CITY — Acquired F Heber from Rijeka (HT Prva-Croatia).

TORONTO — Signed M Richie Laryea.


USA WRESTLING — Named Jessica Medina national women’s developmental coach.


GEORGE WASHINGTON — Named Jamion Christian men’s basketball coach.

WASHINGTON — Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins on a contract extension through the 2025 season.