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Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

August 23, 2018
American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Activated OF Edwin Encarnacion from the 10-day DL. Placed OF Rajai Davis on the 10-day DL.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Chance Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Placed LHP Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day DL. Claimed C Chris Rabago off waivers from Colorado and optioned him to Trenton (EL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Placed INF Addison Russell on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 20. Added INF Daniel Murphy to the 25-man roster.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Acquired LHP Luis Avilan from the Chicago White Sox for RHP Felix Paulino. Designated RHP Jose Taveras for assignment.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reinstated RHP Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day DL. Optioned INF Adrian Sanchez to Syracuse (IL).

American Association


LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed LHP Trevor Lubking.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released RHP Chad Martin.

Midwest League

QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS — Announced RHP Brendan Feldmann was transferred to Buies Creek (Cal).

Can-Am League

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Released INF Jordan Lennerton

SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS — Signed LHP Martire Garcia. Released LHP Sean Bierman.

Frontier League

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed LHP Brandon Maddern and INF Derek Perry.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed RHP Hendry Rodriguez.


National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed DTs Tani Tupou and Nigel Williams. Released TE Chris Bazile and WR Austin Wolf.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Announced the retirement of DE Charles Johnson.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Re-signed RB Tion Green. Waived-injured RB Josh Ferguson.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Signed RB Terrell Watson. Waived LB James Onwualu.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Claimed FB Luke McNit off waivers from Atlanta. Signed S George Iloka.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released WR Kenny Britt.

NEW YORK JETS — Released K Cairo Santos. Signed CB Darrelle Revis.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Announced the retirement of DL Cedric Thornton. Signed DT Chris Jones to a one-year contract.

Canadian Football League

CFL — Fined Ottawa OL SirVincent Rogers an undisclosed amount objectional conduct in an Aug. 17 game against Winnipeg. Fined Montreal LB Chris Ackie an undisclosed amount for leading with his helmet in delivering a high hit on Edmonton QB Mike Reilly; and Montreal WR Adarius Bowman and Edmonton DB Mercy Maston undisclosed amounts for objectionable conduct in an Aug. 18 game. Fined Calgary DB Emanuel Davis an undisclosed amount for making contact with and verbally abusing an official during an Aug. 19 game.

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released LB Doug Parrish.


USADA — Announced weightlifter Joshua Gaskins received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.


CENTENARY — Named Marcus Manning interim director of athletics and recreation.

FLORIDA STATE — Named David Coburn interim athletic director.

HAMILTON — Named Brogan Barr men’s and women’s assistant swim coach.

OHIO STATE — Suspended Urban Meyer, football coach, for three games and Gene Smith, athletic director, from Aug. 31-Sept. 16 for mishandling domestic violence accusations against a former assistant coach.

SAN DIEGO STATE — Extended the contract of Brian Dutcher men’s basketball coach through the 2022-23 season.

STANFORD — Promoted Oige Kennedy to men’s associate head soccer coach.

WISCONSIN — Suspended WR Danny Davis for the first two games of the season.

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