Thursday’s Sports Transactions
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed LHP Richard Bleier on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 10. Recalled LHP Tanner Scott from Norfolk (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Josh Lucas from Norfolk.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned LHP Framber Valdez to Round Rock (PCL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled RHP Jake Newberry from Omaha (PCL). Optioned 1B Frank Schwindel to Omaha.
ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with 2B Ozzie Albies on a seven-year contract.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled RHP Jaime Schultz from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned RHP JT Chargois to Oklahoma City.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Recalled INF Kevin Kramer from Indianapolis (IL). Placed INF Kevin Newman on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 9.
QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS — Transferred INF Austin Dennis from extended spring training to the team. Placed C Oscar Campos on the 7-day IL.
LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed RHPs Vin Mazzaro and Tim Adleman.
EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed OF Justin Erby.
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Released LHP Octavio Mirabel.
WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed INF Wander Franco. Released C Nick Garland.
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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Fired coach Larry Drew.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Fired coach JB Bickerstaff. Demoted general manager Chris Wallace to scout.
PHOENIX SUNS — Removed the interim tag from general manager James Jones. Named Jeff Bower senior vice president of basketball operations.
SACRAMENTO KINGS — Fired coach Dave Joerger. Signed general manager Vlade Divac to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Waived CB Jalen Myrick.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB DeMarquis Gates.
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WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Re-signed C Nic Dowd to a three-year contract extension. Recalled G Ilya Samsonov from Hershey (AHL).
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GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Signed D Alec McCrea to a one-year contract. Assigned G Pat Nagle to Toledo (ECHL).
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Signed F Braylon Shmyr to a professional tryout agreement. Assigned Fs Stephen Perfetto and Charlie Sampair to Tulsa (ECHL).
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LA GALAXY — Signed D Giancarlo Gonzalez.
TORONTO FC — Signed F Nick DeLeon to a contract extension through the 2021 season.
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IWF — Suspended Uzbekistan Rustam Djangabaev after failing a drug test.
DUKE — Freshman G Cam Reddish will enter the NBA draft.
IOWA — Freshman G Joe Wieskamp will enter the NBA draft.
LSU — Freshman G JaVonte Smart will enter the NBA draft.
NEW JERSEY CITY — Announced the addition of men’s and women’s tennis programs.
SAINT JOSEPH’S — Graduate men’s basketball G Lamarr Kimble will transfer to Louisville. Announced graduate men’s basketball G Troy Holston is leaving the program.
STANFORD — Sophomore F KZ Okpala declared for the NBA draft.
TEXAS — Freshman F Jaxson Hayes will enter the NBA draft.