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Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

February 27, 2019
National League

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with C Matt Wieters on a minor league contract.

Atlantic League

SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Signed LHP/pitching coach Roy Merritt.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed RHPs Chris Carden and Carlos Polanco.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed INF Nick Michaels.


National Football League

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Exercised their 2020 option on coach Mike Zimmer.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Named Wes Welker receivers coach, Miles Austin offensive quality control coach, Shane Day quarterbacks coach, Zach Yenser assistant offensive line coach, Bobby Slowik offensive assistant, Brian Fleury defensive quality control coach, Ben Peterson head of player health and performance, Dustin Perry strength and conditioning coach and Shea Thompson, Aaron Hill and Mike Nicolin assistant strength coaches. Promoted assistant defensive backs coach Daniel Bullocks to safeties coach.

Canadian Football League

CFL — Terminated the contract of QB Johnny Manziel with Montreal.

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released DL Darius Allen.

National Hockey League

ARIZONA COYOTES — Signed F Conor Garland to a two-year contract extension.

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled D Haydn Fleury and D Jake Bean from Charlotte (AHL).

NASHVILLE GLADIATORS — Reassigned F Zach Magwood from Milwaukee (AHL) to Atlanta (ECHL). Signed Fs Adam Helewka and Laurent Dauphin to one-year, two-way contracts.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled Fs Nick Lappin and Blake Pietila from Binghamton (AHL). Activated D Sami Vatanen from injured reserve.

American Hockey League

ADIRONDACK THUNDER — Loaned D Jake Linhart to Utica (AHL). Signed F Brian Bowen.

CINCINNATI CYCLONES — Signed G Braeden Ostepchuk.

KANSAS CITY MAVERICKS — Signed F Jake Henderson.

READING ROYALS — Traded D Zach Todd to Rapid City to complete an earlier trade.

UTAH GRIZZLIES — Released F Joseph Mizzi. Loaned G Christian Frey to San Diego (AHL).

Major League Soccer

LOS ANGELES FC — Signed M Alejandro Guido from Club Tijuana (Liga MX-Mexico).

LA GALAXY — Signed M Emil Cuello.

National Women’s Soccer League

CHICAGO RED STARS — Named Megan Young first team high-performance director.

ORLANDO PRIDE — Named Carl Green assistant coach.

WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Waived D Whitney Church.

United Soccer League

LOUDOUN UNITED — Signed G Colin Miller.

NEW MEXICO UNITED — Signed M Daniel Bruce.


GEORGIA TECH — Placed women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph on leave.

IOWA — Suspended men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffrey two games for yelling at an official in a hallway heading to the locker room following Tuesday’s game at Ohio State.

WASHINGTON STATE — Named Roc Bellantoni linebackers coach and Dennis Slutak director of football operations.

WISCONSIN — QB Alex Hornibrook announced he will transfer.