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Friday’s Sports Transactions

June 8, 2018

COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended San Diego LHP Jose Torres for the remainder of the season for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned LHP Jalen Beeks to Pawtucket (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Justin Haley from Pawtucket.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Signed LHP Ronald Parra to a minor league contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Designated C Tim Federowicz for assignment. Reinstated C Brian McCann from the 10-day DL.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled OF Paulo Orlando from Omaha (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Placed RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani and UT Kaleb Cowart on the 10-day DL, both retroactive to Thursday. Selected the contract of INF Jose Fernandez from Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled INF Nolan Fontana from Salt Lake.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Ryan Dull to Nashville (PCL). Reinstated RHP Santiago Casilla from the 10-day DL.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Placed RHPs Juan Nicasio and Dan Altavilla on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Selected the contract of RHP Mike Morin from Tacoma (PCL). Recalled INF Daniel Vogelbach from Tacoma.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Recalled INF Jake Bauers from Durham (IL).

National League

NEW YORK METS — Placed RHP Jeurys Familia on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Assigned LHP Buddy Baumann and INF Phillip Evans to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Jacob Rhame from Las Vegas. Sent OF Yoenis Cespedes to Binghamton (EL) for a rehab assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed RHP Richard Rodriguez on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled RHP Dovydas Neverauskas from Indianapolis (IL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled RHP Mike Mayers from Memphis.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Sent RHP Phil Maton to San Antonio (TL) for a rehab assignment.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Promoted Megan Brown to manager of media relations.

American Association


LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released RHP Leland Tilley.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released RHP Zach Staniewicz.

TEXAS AIRHOGS — Released RHP Mario Mendoza.

Can-Am League

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Released LHP Kramer Sneed and RHP Owen Boon.

National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS — Named Melvin Hunt, Chris Jent, Greg Foster, Marlon Garnett and Matt Hill assistant coaches and Nate Babcock special assistant to the head coach.

National Hockey League

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Announced assistant coach Pierre Turgeon will not return next season.


USADA — Announced American cyclist Roger Ainslie accepted a four-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance and reduced the suspension by six months for prompt admission of the violation.


CLARKE — Named Aaron Christensen offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and Adam Hicks defensive coordinator/secondary coach.

FLORIDA GULF COAST — Announced graduate women’s basketball F Destiny Washington-Mabon is transferring from Ball State.

KANSAS STATE — Named Pete Hughes baseball coach.

RUTGERS — Named Kristen Butler softball coach.

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