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Monday’s Sports Transactions

March 11, 2013
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Optioned RHP Zach Clark, LHP Mike Belfiore and OF Xavier Avery to Norfolk (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Optioned RHP Simon Castro and LHP Santos Rodriguez to Charlotte (IL) and RHP Nestor Molina to Birmingham (SL). Reassigned OF Stefan Gartrell, RHP Erik Johnson, INF Seth Loman, INF Marcus Semien, LHP Scott Snodgress, OF Trayce Thompson and OF Keenyn Walker to their minor-league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Selected the contract of LHP Rich Hill from Columbus (IL). Placed RHP Blake Wood on the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Tim Fedroff, RHP Trey Haley, LHP TJ House, RHP Chen-Chang Lee and RHP Danny Salazar to Columbus. Reassigned INF Matt LaPorta, RHP Fernando Nieve and C Roberto Perez to their minor-league camp. Granted the unconditional release of OF Ben Francisco. Signed LHP Scott Barnes, OF Ezequiel Carrera, INF Juan Diaz, C/INF Yan Gomes, LHP Nick Hagadone, RHP Frank Herrmann, LHP David Huff, INF Jason Kipnis, RHP Chen-Chang Lee, INF Mike McDade, INF Cord Phelps and RHP Josh Tomlin to one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHP Carlos Carrasco and RHP Vinnie Pestano.

DETROIT TIGERS_Optioned C Ramon Cabrera and INF Dixon Machado to Erie (EL) and RHP Melvin Mercedes to Lakeland (FSL). Assigned INF Eugenio Suarez and OF Daniel Fields to their minor-league camp.

MINNESOTA TWINS_Optioned C Chris Herrmann to Rochester (IL) and RHP B.J. Hermsen, RHP Trevor May, RHP Michael Tonkin, C Josmil Pinto and INF Danny Santana to New Britain (EL).

NEW YORK YANKEES_Signed OF Ben Francisco to a minor league contract. Optioned LHP Francisco Rondon, RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Brett Marshall, and C Austin Romine to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and LHP Manny Banuelos, LHP Nik Turley, RHP Jose Ramirez and OF Ramon Flores to Trenton (EL). Reassigned RHP Chase Whitley, C J.R. Murphy and INF Luke Murton to their minor-league camp.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS_Optioned RHP Arnold Leon to Sacramento (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS_Optioned RHP Alex Colome, LHP Mike Montgomery and LHP Frank De Los Santos to Durham (IL); LHP Enny Romero to Montgomery (SL) and LHP Felipe Rivero to Charlotte (FSL). Reassigned RHP Marquis Fleming, RHP Matt Buschmann and LHP Adam Liberatore to their minor-league camp.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS_Optioned RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Trey McNutt, LHP Brooks Raley and INF Logan Watkins to Iowa (PCL) and RHP Robert Whitenack to Tennessee (SL). Assigned RHP Nick Struck to their minor-league camp.

COLORADO ROCKIES_Optioned INF Cristhian Adames and Rafael Ortega to their minor-league camp. Reassigned RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Parker Frazier, RHP Dan Houston, LHP Tyler Anderson, LHP Erick Threets, C Lars Davis and OF Kyle Parker to their minor-league camp.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS_Optioned RHP Matt Magill and RHP Steve Ames to Albuquerque (PCL). Reassigned RHP Matt Palmer to their minor-league camp.

MIAMI MARLINS_Optioned RHP Evan Reed, RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Brad Hand and OF Kyle Jensen to New Orleans (PCL) and RHP Sam Dyson, LHP Edgar Olmos and OF Marcel Ozuna to Jacksonville (SL). Reassigned RHP Jordan Smith and C Wilfredo Gimenez to their minor league camp.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Optioned RHP Jorge Rondon to Memphis (PCL).

American Association

LAREDO LEMURS_Released RHP Chris Chavez.


Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS_Signed RHP Greg Lane and 1B Marc Palestina.

QUEBEC CAPITALES_Released OF Steve Brown and RHP Roque Mercedes.

Frontier League

FRONTIER GREYS_Signed INF Cody Mombourquette.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS_Signed RHP Dale Dickerson. Released INF Aaron Klinec and OF Adrian Ortiz.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Signed RHP Selby Brummett and RHP Tyler Hanks.


National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS_Released RB Beanie Wells and RB Fozzy Whittaker.

BUFFALO BILLS_Signed CB Leodis McKelvin to a contract extension.

DALLAS COWBOYS_Released LB Dan Connor.

DENVER BRONCOS_Re-signed S David Bruton to a three-year contract. Released LB D.J. Williams and QB Caleb Hanie.

HOUSTON TEXANS_Signed TE Phillip Supernaw.

NEW YORK GIANTS_Tendered a contract off to WR Victor Cruz. Signed DT Cullen Jenkins.

NEW YORKS JETS_Signed QB David Garrard.

TENNESSEE TITANS_Tendered a contract off to C/G Fernando Velasco.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Signed NT Ian Williams to a two-year contract extension. Acquired WR Anquan Boldin from Baltimore for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick.


Canadian Football League

B.C. LIONS_Signed WR Marco Iannuzzi to a contract extension.

United States Football League

USFL_Named Jim Bailey president and CEO.

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS_Recalled F Patrick Maroon and F Devante Smith-Pelly from Norfolk (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Assigned D Cody Goloubef to Springfield (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Recalled F Matt Halischuk from Milwaukee (AHL). Activated RW Brandon Yip from injured reserve. Placed F Patric Hornqvist and F Colin Wilson on injured reserve.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Returned F David Ullstrom to Bridgeport (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES_Signed F Henrik Samuelsson to a three-year entry-level contract.

SAN JOSE SHARKS_Reassigned RW Matt Pelech to Worcester (AHL). Reassigned F Tommy Grant to San Francisco (ECHL) from the Worcester.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Reassigned D Brendan Mikkelson to Syracuse (AHL). Recalled D Radko Gudas from Syracuse. Acquired F Dan Sexton from Anaheim for F Kyle Wilson.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS_Recalled C Andrew Ebbett from Chicago (AHL).

American Hockey League


PEORIA RIVERMEN_Signed F Mike Pelech to a professional tryout contract.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS_Traded D Patrick Cullity to St. John’s for future considerations.

WORCESTER SHARKS_Recalled F Yanni Gourde from San Francisco (ECHL).


FLORIDA EVERBLADES_Announced G Pat Nagle and F Alex Hutchings were reassigned to the team by Syracuse (AHL).

GWINNETT GLADIATORS_Announced F Doug Jones was returned to the team from Texas (AHL).

Major League Soccer

LA GALAXY_Signed D Kofi Opare.

National Women’s Soccer League

SKY BLUE FC_Signed D Kendall Johnson and MF Taylor Lytle.


ABILENE CHRISTIAN_Fired track and field coach Roosevelt Lofton.

BOSTON U._Announced the retirement of ice hockey coach Jack Parker.

CAMPBELL_Announced men’s basketball coach Robbie Laing will not return next season.

EAST CAROLINA_Named Cindi Miller assistant volleyball coach.

EMORY & HENRY_Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach Paul Russo, effective March 29.

HOWARD_Announced football coach Gary Harrell will takea personal leave of absence for the 2013 season. Named Rayford Petty interim football coach.

MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR_Named Caprice Stephens women’s basketball assistant coach.

OKLAHOMA STATE_Named Tim Duffie defensive backs coach.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA_Suspended basketball C Dewayne Dedmon and C James Blasczyk indefinitely for violating an unspecified team rule.

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