Monday's Sports Transactions

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.



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BASEBALL
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned LHP Tim Berry and C Michael Ohlman to Bowie (EL). Reassigned C Brian Ward to their minor league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Cody Allen, LHP Scott Barnes, RHP Carlos Carrasco, C Yan Gomes, INF Erik Gonzalez, RHP Preston Guilmet, LHP Nick Hagadone, INF Jason Kipnis, OF Carlos Moncrief and RHP Bryan Price on one-year contracts. Renewed the 2014 contract of RHP Zach McAllister.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Optioned LHP Chris Dwyer to Omaha (PCL) and LHP John Lamb, INF Cheslor Cuthbert and OF Lane Adams to Northwest Arkansas (Texas). Assigned RHPs Kyle Zimmer, Jason Adam, Aaron Brooks and Sugar Ray Marimon; C Juan Graterol; INF Brandon Laird and OFs Jorge Bonifacio, Gorkys Hernandez, Melky Mesa and Paulo Orlando to their minor league camp.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned LHP Michael Roth to Salt Lake (PCL). Reassigned RHP Jarrett Grube, RHP Michael Morin, RHP Mark Sappington and LHP Justin Thomas to their minor league camp.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned OF Shane Peterson to Sacramento (PCL), RHP Raul Alcantara to Midland (Texas) and RHP Michael Ynoa to Stockton (Cal).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES — Named Horacio Ramirez coaching assistant.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned LHP Luis Cruz, RHP David Martinez, OF Domingo Santana and C Max Stassi to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK METS — Optioned OF Cesar Puello, RHP Erik Goeddel, LHPs Steven Matz and Josh Edgin and INF Wilfredo Tovar to minor league camp. Reassigned LHPs Jack Leathersich and Adam Kolarek; RHPs Logan Verrett, Chasen Bradford and John Church; C Kevin Plawecki; INFs Danny Muno and INF Dustin Lawley; and OFs Brandon Nimmo and Cory Vaughn to minor league camp.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Reassigned RHP Jameson Taillon, INF Matt Hague and C Carlos Paulinoto their minor league camp. Optioned RHP Casey Sadler to Indianapolis and INF Alen Hanson and LHP Joely Rodriguez to Altoona (EL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned RHP Angel Castro, OF Mike O'Neill and OF Rafael Ortega to Memphis (PCL). Reassigned RHP Kurt Heyer, RHP Boone Whiting, INF Patrick Wisdom, C Carson Kelly, C Casey Rasmus and C Cody Stanley to their minor league camp.

American Association

KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed SS Stephen Rodgers.

LAREDO LEMURS — Signed RHP Chad Povich.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Traded RHP Pete Parise to Southern Maryland for cash.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed RHP Jon Lucas.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Sent INF Jon Dziomba to San Angelo to complete an earlier trade.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed RHP Evan Mott to a contract extension.

FRONTIER GREYS — Signed 1B Jon Minucci.

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Jordan McCoy.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Signed OF Edgar Corcino.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

NEW YORK KNICKS — Signed G Shannon Brown and F Earl Clark to second 10-day contracts.

NBA Development League

NBADL — Announced the addition of a franchise in White Plains, N.Y., to begin in the 2014-15 season.

IDAHO STAMPEDE — Acquired F Vander Blue from Delaware.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS — Promoted Mark Collins to outside linebackers coach. Named Andrew Thacker defensive assistant. Signed OL Mike Johnson to a one-year contract extension.

BUFFALO BILLS — Named Thad Bogardus defensive quality control coach.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Re-signed FB Richie Brockel to a two-year contract and OL Garry Williams to a one-year contract.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed P Chris Jones.

DENVER BRONCOS — Announced the retirement of OL Chris Kuper.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Re-signed CB Sam Shields.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Justin Hickman to a contract extension. Promoted Brad White to assistant linebackers coach.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Announced DE Jason Babin voided the final two years of his contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released DL Cory Grissom, RB Sam McGuffie, WR TJ Moe and LB Taylor Reed.

NEW YORK JETS — Released WR Santonio Holmes.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed DE Michael Bennett to a multiyear contract.

Canadian Football League

TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Released DT Khalif Mitchell.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

NHL — Suspended Los Angeles F Jordan Nolan one game for punching an unsuspecting opponent, Edmonton F Jesse Joensuu, during a March 9 game.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with D Dillon Fournier on a three-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled F Colton Sissons from Milwaukee (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Lake Erie C Mitchell Heard two games and Oklahoma City LW Ben Eager and RW Steve Pinizzotto one game.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Announced G Jared Coreau was reassigned to the team from Toledo (ECHL).

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

PORTLAND TIMBERS — Signed MF Will Johnson to a multiyear contract.

COLLEGE

APPALACHIAN STATE — Announced they will not renew the contract of men's basketball coach Jason Capel.

BINGHAMTON — Announced they will not renew the contract of women's basketball coach Nicole Scholl.

CASTLETON — Named Tony Volpone football coach.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN — Named Alex Atkins offensive line coach.

HOFSTRA — Named Joe Staub head strength and conditioning coach.

MINNESOTA STATE — Named Jake Dickert defensive coordinator.

XAVIER (NO) — Named Jason Horn athletics director.

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