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Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

May 17, 2018
American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Signed RHP Matt Belisle to a minor league contract.

DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned 2B Dawel Lugo and RHP Zac Reininger to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Artie Lewicki and LHP Ryan Carpenter from Toledo.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Recalled OF Tony Kemp from Fresno (PCL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned OF Jake Smolinski to Nashville (PCL). Reinstated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 10-day DL.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Designated RHP Erik Goeddel for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Christian Bergman from Tacoma (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Carlos Gomez on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Hunter Wood to Durham (IL). Recalled 3B Christian Arroyo and LHP Anthony Banda from Durham.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned RHP Deck McGuire to Buffalo (IL). Recalled RHP Danny Barnes from Buffalo.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Placed OF A.J. Pollock on the 10-day DL. Recalled 1B Christian Walker from Reno (PCL).

MIAMI MARLINS — Sent RHP Odrisamer Despaigne to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Named Elisa Padilla senior vice president of marketing and community relations, Travis Apple vice president of ticket sales and service and Michael Shaw vice president/head of customer engagement.

NEW YORK METS — Placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled INF/OF Phillip Evans from Las Vegas (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Reinstated RHP Mark Leiter Jr. from the 10-day DL.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Placed RHP Luke Gregerson on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL).

American Association

CHICAGO DOGS — Released RHP Richard Ruff.

CLEBURNE RAILROADERS — Released LHP Josh Blanco, OF Matt Helms and RHP Chris Nowlin.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Released OF Jimmy Heck and RHP Chandler Jagodzinski. Traded RHP Justin Sinibaldi to Lake Erie (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released OF L.J. Kalawaia.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Released INF Dre Gleason.


TEXAS AIRHOGS — Released RHPs Cal Drummond and Fabio Martinez and LHPs Michael Freeman and Billy Waltrip.

WICHITA WINGNUTS — Released LHP Carlos Diaz and RHPs Taylor Hoesen, Fernando Martinez and Jesse Pratt.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Released RHP Tyler Beardsley.

Atlantic League

SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Sold the contract of RHP Logan Bawcom to the L.A. Dodgers.

Can-Am League

OTTAWA CHAMPIONS — Released RHP Andrew Cooper.

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed RHP Marc Berube.

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Released RHP Tim Ponto, INF Matt Gonzalez and OFs Taylor Ard, Robert DeAngelis, Luis Silverio and OF Hiroki Itakura.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed LHP Taylor Hyssong.

Frontier League

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Released RHP Connor Kelly.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed 3B Braxton Martinez.

National Football League

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released DT Dylan Bradley. Signed DT David Parry.


OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed WR Marcell Ateman and DT Maurice Hurst.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed RB Rashaad Penny.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with WR Nick Williams.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Named Brian Lafemina president of business operations and chief operating officer.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Announced the retirement of OL Simeon Rottier.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed and released WR Brisly Estime. Signed RB Jhurell Pressley, CB Mohammed Seisay and RB Johnny Augustine.

Arena Football League

WASHINGTON VALOR — Fired coach Dean Cokinos. Promoted defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Benji McDowell to interim coach.

Alliance of American Football

AAF — Awarded a franchise to Phoenix.

National Hockey League

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Re-signed D Aaron Ness to a one-year, two-way contract.

United Soccer League

USL — Suspended Toronto F Shaan Hundal two games and St. Louis M Jonathan Barden, Cincinnati D Forrest Lasso and Penn coach Raoul Voss one game.<COLLEGE

AUGUSTA — Named Christina Whetsel assistant athletic director for compliance.

CLEMSON — Announced freshman DT Josh Belk is transferring.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Named Mantoris Robinson director of men’s basketball recruiting and player development.

DUKE — Reinstated PK/P Austin Parker to the football team.

SYRACUSE — Announced the resignation of women’s rowing coach Justin Moore.

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