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Sunday’s Sports Transactions

March 24, 2019
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Evan Phillips, LHPs Josh Rogers and Tanner Scott and C Chance Sisco to Norfolk (IL). Reassigned C Carlos Perez, INF Jace Peterson, and C Andrew Susac to their minor league camp.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Signed INF Brad Miller to a one-year contract. Placed RHP Danny Salazar on the 60-day IL.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Signed RHP Justin Verlander to a three-year contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned INF/OF Tyler Wade to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Announced MLB Rule 5 Draft selection RHP Nick Green was returned by Arizona.

TEXAS RANGERS — Returned MLB Rule 5 Draft selection RHP Jordan Romano to Toronto.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with LHP Tim Collins on a one-year contract. Designated LHP Brian Duensing for assignment.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque (PCL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Acquired C Erik Kratz from Milwaukee for INF C.J. Hinojosa. Designated RHP Jose Lopez for assignment. Reassigned C Stephen Vogt to their minor league camp.

National Football League

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — TE Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement.

National Hockey League

DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Dylan McIlrath from Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned D Libor Sulak to Grand Rapids.

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled F Michael Amadio from Ontario (AHL).


ALABAMA — Announced the Crimson Tide and men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson have agreed to mutually part ways. Named John Pelphrey interim men’s basketball coach.

CALIFORNIA — Fired men’s basketball coach Wyking Jones.

GEORGIA STATE — Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter to take the same position at Tulane.