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Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

September 4, 2018
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Selected the contract of RHP Luis Ortiz from Norfolk (IL).

BOSTON RED SOX — Reinstated 3B Rafael Devers from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Brandon Phillips from Pawtucket (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SIOX — Purchased the contract of RP José Ruiz from Birmingham (SL). Sent INF Matt Skole outright to Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Selected the contracts of OF Brandon Barnes and INF Adam Rosales from Columbus (IL). Transferred OF Tyler Naquin to the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP James Hoyt from Columbus and placed him on the 60-day DL.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Recalled INF J.D. Davis from Fresno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Dean Deetz from Fresno.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Extended their player development contract with Lexington (SAL) through the 2020 season.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Released INF Nolan Fontana. Selected the contract of C Joe Hudson from Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled OF Jabari Blash and OF Michael Hermosillo from Salt Lake.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Selected the contract of SS Gregorio Petit from Rochester (IL). Recalled RHPs Chase De Jong and John Curtiss from Rochester. Transferred 1B Logan Morrison to the 60-day DL.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled INFs Gordon Beckham and Daniel Vogelbach, and RHP Casey Lawrence from Tacoma (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS — Activated INF Hanser Alberto from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx and OF Willie Calhoun from Round Rock (PCL). Purchased the contracts of RHP Adrian Sampson from Round Rock and LHP C.D. Pelham from Frisco (TL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Assigned RHP Murphy Smith outright to Buffalo (IL). Reinstated RHP Marcus Stroman from the 10-day DL.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Selected the contract of RHP Yoan Lopez from Jackson (SL). Transferred 3B Jake Lamb to the 60-day DL.

CHICAGO CUBS — Assigned LHP Rob Zastryzny outright to Iowa (PCL). Selected the contract LHP Jaime Garcia from Iowa.

CINCINNATI REDS — Recalled RHP Tyler Mahle from Louisville (IL). Selected the contracts of C Tim Federowicz and OF Gabriel Guerrero from Louisville. Recalled RHP Keury Mella from Louisville for the purpose of placing him on the 60-day DL.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Recalled INF Garrett Hampson, LHP Sam Howard and OF Raimel Tapia from Albuquerque (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP D.J. Johnson from Albuquerque. Recalled OF Yonathan Daza from Hartford (EL) and placed him on the 60-day DL.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Assigned RHP Jake Thompson outright to Colorado Springs (PCL).

NEW YORK METS — Reinstated C Kevin Plawecki from paternity leave.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Designated RHP Ben Lively for assignment. Reinstated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 60-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Recalled RHPs Tanner Anderson, Michael Feliz and Clay Holmes; and Jordan Luplow from Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contracts of INF Kevin Kramer and C Ryan Lavarnway from Indianapolis. Designated LHP Buddy Boshers for assignment.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Recalled C Francisco Mejía from El Paso (PCL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Recalled INF Ryder Jones from Sacramento. Purchased the contract of INF Abiatal Avelino from Sacramento. Transferred RHP Jeff Samardzija to the 60-day DL.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reinstated LHP Tommy Milone from the 10-day DL and assigned him outright to Syracuse (IL). Reinstated RHPs Erick Fedde and Joe Ross from the 60-day DL. Recalled OF Victor Robles, INF Adrian Sanchez and RHP Austin Voth from Syracuse. Selected the contract of RHP Kyle McGowin from Syracuse.

American Association

CHICAGO DOGS — Traded RHP Taylor Grover and OF Rubi Silva to Long Island (Atlantic) for two players to be named.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Activated LHP Hector Silvestre. Placed RHP Dennis O’Grady on the inactive list.

National Basketball Association

INDIANA PACERS — Signed coach Nate McMillan to a multi-year contract extension.

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS — Promoted Brain Cearns to senior director of communications.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed OL Brad Seaton to the practice squad. Released OL Christian DiLauro from the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed OL Cam Erving to a two-year contract extension.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Claimed DL John Jenkins off waivers from Chicago. Waived DE Romeo Okwara. Signed DT tackle Josh Banks to the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS — Released QB John Wolford from the practice squad. Signed QB Davis Webb to the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Released WR Austin Proehl from the practice squad. Signed WR Damore’ea Stringfellow to the practice squad.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Terminated the contract of DT Caushaud Lyons.

National Hockey League

NEW YORK RANGERS — Named Steve Konowalchuk amateur scout.

WINNIPEG JETS — Signed F Blake Wheeler to a five-year contract extension.


READING ROYALS — Signed D Ilya Nekolenko to a one-year contract.

American Hockey League

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Signed RW David Gust to a one-year contract.


USA GYMNASTICS — Announced the resignation of president and CEO Kerry Perry.

Major League Soccer

MLS — Fined Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Cristian Techera in violation of the League’s policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent in game against the San Jose Earthquakes.

LOS ANGELES FC — Loaned D Tristan Blackmon and F Josh Pérez to Phoenix (USL).

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Re-signed M/D Graham Zusi, D Matt Besler and Ms Roger Espinoza and Ilie Sanchez to contract extensions.


HOFSTRA — Blake Nation assistant baseball coach.

SAINT ANSELM — Named Nicole Ferrucci assistant director of athletic communications.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Reinstated DB Javon Charleston from suspension.

WAGNER — Named Shayna Pirreca assistant women’s lacrosse coach.

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