|Thursday's Sports Transactions|
|Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:58 PM|
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Assigned INF Dan Johnson and OF Chris Dickerson outright to Norfolk (IL).
CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP Matt Lindstrom. Named Todd Steverson hitting coach.
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Released RHP Chris Perez. Agreed to terms with DH Jason Giambi on a minor-league contract.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP James Shields.
TAMPA BAY RAYS — Assigned DH Freddy Guzman outright to Durham (IL).
TEXAS RANGERS — Declined the contract option on 1B/DH Lance Berkman.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Kevin Seitzer hitting coach.
COLORADO ROCKIES — Declined the contract option on RHP Rafael Betancourt.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Declined contract options on 2B Mark Ellis and LHP Chris Capuano.
MIAMI MARLINS — Reinstated OF Marcell Ozuna from the 60-day DL.
NEW YORK METS — Reinstated 1B Ike Davis, LHPs Josh Edgin and Scott Rice, RHPs Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell and Jeremy Hefner from the 60-day DL.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Declined the contract option on RHP Jake Westbrook.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded LHP Colt Hynes to Cleveland for cash considerations.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Matt Williams manager.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Traded C/INF Jake Taylor to St. Paul to complete an earlier trade.
NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed SS Pat McKenna to a contract extension.
RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Kyle Brady. Placed 2B Brian Aanderud and OF Jake Atwell on the retired list.
National Basketball Association
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed G/F Quincy Pondexter to a contract extension.
National Football League
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Activated WR Andrew Hawkins from injured reserve.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DE Jason Vega to the practice squad.
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed WR Ryan Spadola from the practice squad.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed TE Chase Ford to the practice squad.
National Hockey League
NHL — Suspended Buffalo F John Scott seven games for an illegal check to the head of Boston F Loui Eriksson during their Oct. 23 game.
BOSTON BRUINS — Recalled F Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL).
COLORADO AVALANCHE — Traded F Steve Downie to Philadelphia for F Maxime Talbot.
DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned C Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids (AHL).
MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned F Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL).
MONTREAL CANADIENS — Signed D Alexei Emelin to a 4-year contract
OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned F Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton (AHL).
PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned F Tim Kennedy to Portland (AHL). Recalled D Brandon Gormley from Portland.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled F Brett Connolly from Syracuse (AHL).
IDAHO STEELHEADS — Signed G Garrett Bartus.
Major League Soccer
CHICAGO FIRE — Named Frank Yallop coach and director of soccer.
COLUMBUS CREW — Announced the retirement of M Eddie Gaven.
D.C. UNITED — Declined the contract option on M Dwayne De Rosario.
NCAA — Named Big 12 senior associate commissioner Dru Hancock chair of the Division I Women's Basketball Committee.
FLORIDA — Suspended men's basketball F Dorian Finney Smith, F/C Damontre Harris and G Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely.