Wednesday’s Sports Transactions
|Major League Baseball|
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Boston RHP Steven Wright 80 games after testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned 2B Dawel Lugo to Toledo (IL) and RHP Eduardo Jimenez to Erie (EL).
HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned RHPs Francis Martes and Brady Rodgers to minor league camp. Reassigned LHP Ryan Hartman, C Lorenzo Quintana and RHPs Jose Hernandez and Erasmo Pinales to minor league camp.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Domingo Acevedo to Trenton (EL). Reassigned RHPs Brady Lail and Trevor Stephan to minor league camp.
TEXAS RANGERS — Signed RHP Jose Leclerc to a four-year contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Signed RHP Bud Norris to a minor league contract.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned LHP Adam McCreery and reassigned LHP Josh Smoker and RHPs Joe Broussard, Daniel Corcino and Jesen Therrien to their minor league camp.
SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Re-signed RHP Mitch Talbot.
EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed LHP Casey Brown.
GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed RHP Dakota Smith to a contract extension.
JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed 3B Frank Podkul.
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Released INF Cody Lenahan.
|National Basketball Association|
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed C Andrew Bogut.
|National Football League|
ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released LB Josh Bynes.
BALTIMORE RAVENS — Terminated the contract of S Eric Weddle.
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Tendered a contract to DE Bryan Cox Jr.
CHICAGO BEARS — Signed K Chris Blewitt.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Terminated the contract of LB Jamie Collins Sr.
DETROIT LIONS — Tendered exclusive rights to S Charles Washington.
GREEN BAY PACKERS — FB John Kuhn announced his retirement.
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Tendered exclusive-rights to G Isaac Asiata, G/T Jesse Davis, T Zach Sterup and DE Jonathan Woodard.
|American Hockey League|
SAN DIEGO GULLS — Signed LWs Steve McParland and Ryan Tesink to professional tryouts.
|Major League Soccer|
COLUMBUS CREW — Traded an international roster spot to the LA Galaxy for general and targeted allocation money. Loaned G Ben Lundgaard to Pittsburgh (USL) and D Aboubacar Keita to Richmond (USL).
FC CINCINNATI — Acquired M-D Kenny Saief on loan from RSC Anderlecht (Belgium).
LA GALAXY — Signed D Diedie Traore and M Joe Corona.
NASHVILLE — Named Gary Smith coach.
TORONTO — Loaned D Robert Boskovic, F Shaan Hundal and M Aidan Daniels to Ottawa (USL) for the upcoming season.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS — Signed D Brendan McDonough.
|National Women’s Soccer League|
WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Named Gretchen Hamm chief marketing officer.
|United Soccer League|
USL — Suspended Birmingham’s Joe Holland one game, for receiving a red card for serious foul play in a 2018 playoff game. Suspended Portland’s Adrian Diz one game, for receiving a red card for Violent Conduct in a 2018 playoff game. Announced San Antonio’s assistant coach Ryan Roushandel will serve a one-game touchline suspension on following his ejection from the bench for irresponsible behavior in the final game of the 2018 regular season against Rio Grande Valley FC.
IOWA — Announced the retirement of defensive line coach Reese Morgan.
NYU — Named Herb Melendez assistant softball coach.