|Transaction - Jan. 7, 2013|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:55 AM|
Monday’s Sports Transactions
By The Associated Press
OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Named Craig Lefferts pitching coach, Lloyd Turner hitting coach and Toshi Nagahara trainer of Vermont (NYP) and Carlos Chavez pitching coach of the Arizona League A’s.
TAMPA BAY RAYS—Promoted Carlos Rodriguez to director, Latin American scouting; Carlos Alfonso to special assistant, international operations; Fred Repke and Jeff McAvoy to special assignment scouts; and Jake Wilson to Western regional supervisor. Named Bobby Heck special assignment scout, Chuck Ricci national crosschecker, Josh Arhart and Ronnie Merrill area supervisors, Jack Cressend amateur pitching consultant and Mike Brown and Kevin Ibach pro scouts.
TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with 1B-OF-DH Lance Berkman on a one-year contract. Designated LHP Tommy Hottovy for assignment.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Named Gary Allenson manager and Richie Hebner hitting coach of New Hampshire (EL), Bobby Meacham manager and Stubby Clapp hitting coach of Dunedin (FSL), Tim Leiper minor league senior advisor, Tim Raines minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator and Mike Barnett minor league hitting coordinator.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Mike Gonzalez on a one-year contract. Designated RHP Arcenio Leon for assignment.
NEW YORK METS—Named Randy St. Claire pitching coach of Las Vegas (PCL).
SAN DIEGO PADRES—Agreed to terms with INF Cody Ransom on a minor league contract.
AMARILLO SOX—Acquired 1B Joe Weik, OF Jason Martin, RHP Matt Larkins and RHP Tommy Hoenshell from San Angelo (United) for future considerations.
EL PASO DIABLOS—Traded RHP Drew Bailey to Southern Illinois (Frontier) for a player to be named.
WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed INF Ryan Khoury, INF CJ Ziegler and RHP Josh Dew.
GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Signed RHP Richard Barrett to a contract extension.
JOLIET SLAMMERS—Signed OF Andrew Brauer to a contract extension.
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Traded RHP Jason Sullivan to Gateway for RHP Alex Kaminsky.
NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Named Chris Arago hitting coach and Vinnie Ganz assistant coach. Signed INF Romulo Ruiz.
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Signed OF Jeff Harkensee, INF Gary Mayberry and INF Miles Walding.
Central League (Japan)
YOMIURI GIANTS—Signed INF Jose Lopez to a one-year contract.
National Basketball Association
NBA—Named Jason Cahilly exectuve vice president, strategy and chief financial officer. Suspended Boston G Rajon Rondo one gamefor making contact with a game official and failure to cooperate with a league investigation. Fined Atlanta general manager Danny Ferry $15,000 for inappropriate interaction with the game officials following a game.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Recalled F Jon Leuer from Canton (NBADL).
HOUSTON ROCKETS—Signed G Patrick Beverley to a multiyear contract and assigned him to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).
INDIANA PACERS—Signed coach Frank Vogel to a contract extension and F Dominic McGuire to a 10-day contract. Released F Sam Young.
MIAMI HEAT—Waived C Josh Harrellson.
NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Signed G Donald Sloan to a 10-day contract.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Waived G Shelvin Mack.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS—Named Doug Marrone coach.
CHICAGO BEARS—Signed QB Matt Blanchard and WR Terrence Toliver to reserve/future contracts.
DALLAS COWBOYS—Fired running backs coach Skip Peete.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed OL Justin Anderson, QB Chandler Harnish, CB Marshay Green, TE Dominique Jones, LB Shawn Loiseau, RB Davin Meggett and LB Monte Simmons to reserve/future contracts.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed DT Chase Baker, RB Joe Banyard, TE LaMark Brown, DB Bobby Felder, TE Chase Ford, G Tyler Holmes, T Kevin Murphy and WR Chris Summers to reserve/future contracts.
NEW YORK JETS—Fired quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh.
Arena Football League
AFL—Assigned QB Mitch Mustain and T Andreas Vargas to San Jose on one-year contracts.
National Hockey League
DETROIT RED WINGS—Reassigned D Max Nicastro from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids (AHL).WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Reassigned G Philipp Grubauer and D Brett Flemming from Reading (ECHL) to Hershey (AHL).
American Hockey League
CONNECTICUT WHALE—F J.T. Miller has been returned from the U.S. National Junior team.
HAMILTON BULLDOGS—Recalled D Joe Stejskal and F Daultan Leveille from Wheeling (ECHL).
MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS—Recalleed D Anthony Bitetto and F Andre Bouvet-Morrissette from Cincinnati (ECHL).
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Recalled LW Wade MacLeod from Evansville (ECHL).
Major League Soccer
MONTREAL IMPACT—Named Marco Schallibaum coach.
DELAWARE—Fired K.C. Keeler, football coach.
EASTERN MICHIGAN—Named Stan Parrish offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
ELON—Named Micah Posey volunteer assistant baseball coach.
FLORIDA—Announced LB Jelani Jenkins will enter the NFL draft.
NEVADA—Named Brian Polian football coach.
N.C. STATE—Named Bill Nayes director of football operations and Joe McKillip assistant director of football operations.
OKLAHOMA—Announced S Tony Jefferson and WR Kenny Stills will enter the NFL draft.
RICHMOND—Announced QB Michael Rocco is transferring from Virginia.
STANFORD—Announced TE Zach Ertz will enter the NFL draft.
TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE—Named Ryan Ivey athletic director.