Friday’s Sports Transactions
|Major League Baseball|
MLB — Placed Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell on administrative leave.
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Activated RHP Trevor Bauer from the 10-day DL.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Extended its player development contract with Beloit (MWL) through the 2020 season.
TEXAS RANGERS — Fired manager Jeff Banister. Named Don Wakamatsu interim manager.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Announced a two-year player development contract with Greensboro (SAL) through the 2020 season.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Recalled RHP Giovanny Gallegos from Memphis (PCL).
LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Acquire RHP Thomas Nicoll from Normal (FL) for a player to be named. Activated RHP Thomas Nicoll. Placed RHP Logan Ondrusek on the disabled list.
TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Exercised the 2019 contract options on RHPs Ethan Elias, Kevin McNorton, Chris Murphy; LHPs Taylor Hyssong and Trey Robledo; C Anthony Hermelyn; INFs Taylor Brennan, Kevin Cornelius and Sam Dexter; and OFs Alexi Colon and Michael Suchy.
|National Football League|
NFL — Named Traci Otey Blunt senior vice president of corporate communications.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DL Brian Price to the practice squad. Released DL Zaycoven Henderson from the practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS — Signed WR ArDarius Stewart to the practice squad. Released WR Deontay Burnett from the practice squad.
|National Hockey League|
CALGARY FLAMES — Assigned RWs Yasin Ehliz and Zach Fischer; D Josh Healey, Andrew O’Brien and Michael Paliotta; G Mason McDonald and C Mike McMurtry to Stockton (AHL). Released Fs Justin Auger, Jordan Ernst and Scott Sabourin.
DALLAS STARS — Returned D Jakob Stenqvist to Frolunda (Sweden).
|United Soccer League|
USL — Named Ryan Madden vice president of communications and public relations.
TUSCULUM — Promoted Joelle-Sara Prata to interim women’s lacrosse coach.