Wednesday’s Sports Transactions
BOSTON RED SOX — Claimed INF Juan Francisco off waivers from Toronto.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Named Chris Getz baseball operations assistant/player development.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with DH Billy Butler on a three-year contract.
MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with OF Giancarlo Stanton on a 13-year contract.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Selected the contract of C Cody Stanley from Springfield (Texas). Released OF Shane Robinson. Sent RHP Keith Butler outright to Memphis (PCL).
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Mike Cubbage and Terry Wetzel special assistants to the president of baseball operations and general manager. Promoted Eddie Longosz to assistant director of scouting operations. Named Brandon Larson, Scott Ramsay, Justin Bloxom, Buddy Hernandez and Steve Leavitt amateur scouts.
QUEBEC CAPITALES — Traded OF Sebastien Boucher and INF Mike Provencher to Ottawa for RHP Derrick Miramontes.
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NBA — Suspended Charlotte F Jeffery Taylor 24 games after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month. Taylor will get credit for the 11 games he has missed, and will sit out an additional 13 games.
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NFL — Fined Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violations of the league’s media policy.
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed G Rishaw Johnson to the practice squad.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers from Cleveland. Waived TE MarQueis Gray.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed LB Justin Anderson to the practice squad.
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WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DL Zach Anderson.
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BUFFALO SABRES — Called up G Nathan Lieuwen from Rochester (AHL). Placed D Josh Gorges on injured reserve.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Assigned C Michael Chaput to Springfield (AHL).
DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids (AHL). Placed D Brendan Smith on seven-day injured reserve.
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SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled F Wade Megan from Cincinnati (ECHL).
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WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Signed MF Tori Huster to a one-year contract.
NCAA — Placed the Weber State on probation for three years, reduced scholarships for the football program and imposed at least $5,000 in fines for violating ethical conduct rules.
LOYOLA (NO) — Named David Griffin men’s and women’s assistant golf coach.
MONTANA — Announced the retirement of football coach Mick Delaney at the end of the season.
MONTANA STATE — Announced it was not renewing the contract of women’s volleyball coach Kyle Weindel.
MONTCLAIR STATE — Named Michael Schambach men’s lacrosse coach.
SAN DIEGO STATE — Signed men’s basketball coach Steve Fisher to a three-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season.
SPRING HILL — Named Michael Patrick assistant athletic director for external affairs.
UTICA — Named James Lemieux men’s assistant track & field/cross country coach.