Thursday's Sports Transactions

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled RHPs Tyler Wilson and Gabriel Ynoa from Norfolk (IL). Optioned LHP Richard Bleier and RHP Alec Asher to Norfolk.

BOSTON RED SOX — Placed INF Marco Hernandez on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Kyle Kendrick from Pawtucket (IL). Transferred RHP Tyler Thornburg to the 60-day DL.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed RHP Nate Jones on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 1. Selected the contract of LHP David Holmberg from Charlotte (IL). Transferred LHP Carlos Rodon to the 60-day DL.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Recalled RHP Alex Meyer from Salt Lake City (PCL). Optioned RHP Brooks Pounders to Salt Lake City.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned RHP Kyle Gibson to Rochester (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Placed C Josh Phegley on the seven-day concussion DL. Recalled C Bruce Maxwell from Nashville (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS — Activated RHP A.J. Griffin from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Anthony Bass to Round Rock (PCL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Recalled RHP Braden Shipley from Reno (PCL). Optioned OF Jeremy Hazelbaker to Reno.

CINCINNATI REDS — Recalled RHP Austin Brice from Louisville (IL). Optioned LHP Cody Reed to Louisville.

American Association


LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released LHP Zak Wasserman.

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed RHP Connor Little, RHP Jason Creasy and RHP Robert Coe.

WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed RHP Colby Suggs.

Can-Am League

OTTAWA CHAMPIONS — Signed INF Brian Bistagne.

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Released RHP Brett Palanski.



EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Released LHP Tom Constand and RHP Jimmie Davis.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed RHP Alex Fishberg. Traded RHP Zach Rapacz to Pittsburg (Pacific Association) for a player to be named.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Released 1B Joey Miller.

National Football League

NFL — Suspended Houston LB Max Bullough, without pay, for the first four games of next season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed RB Christian McCaffrey, OT Taylor Moton and FB Alex Armah.

CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DL DL Jaye Howard to a one-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with LBs B.J. Bello, Ladell Fleming and Kenneth Olugbode; OL Josh Boutte; DBs J.D. Harmon, Alvin Hill, Kai Nacua and Channing Stribling; DLs Jamal Marcus and Karter Schult, and TE Taylor McNamara.

DENVER BRONCOS — Named Tom Heckert senior personnel advisor, A.J. Durso director of pro personnel, Brian Stark director of college scouting, Nick Schiralli eastern regional scout, Darren Mougey western regional scout, Bryan Chesin midwest area scout and Patrick Walsh player personnel assistant.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed WR Trey Griffey, Jerome Lane, Johnathan Howard and Bruce Natson; OLs Deyshawn Bond, Christopher Muller and Jerry Ugokwe; TEs Darrell Daniels and Colin Jeter; RBs Dalton Crossan and Brandon Radcliff; C Thomas Hennessy; CB Reginald Porter; P Rigoberto Sanchez; LB Garrett Sickels; DE Jhaustin Thomas and QB Phillip Walker.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Named Jim Rushton chief revenue officer.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released DT Sterling Bailey, T Marquis Lucas and S Cedric Thompson.

NEW YORK JETS — Released S Marcus Gilchrist, FB Chris Swain and CB Nick Marshall. Re-signed LB Bruce Carter.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed DB Adrian Colbert, DL D.J. Jones, TE George Kittle, DL Pita Taumoepenu, WR Trent Taylor and RB Joe Williams to four-year contracts. Signed WR Victor Bolden, WR Oregon State, RB Matt Breida, WR KD Cannon, OL John Flynn, CB Zach Franklin, DL Jimmie Gilbert, S Malik Golden, OL Evan Goodman, TE Cole Hikutini, DB Lorenzo Jerome, OL Erik Magnuson, FB Tyler McCloskey, QB Nick Mullens, LB Donavin Newsom, DL Noble Nwachukwu, OL Bret Treadway and OL Darrell Williams Jr. to three-year contracts.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed DLs Brandon Banks and Ondre Pipkins; Gs Tyler Catalina and Kyle Kalis; WRs Levern Jacobs, Zach Pascal and James Quick, and S Fish Smithson.

National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS — Signed F Roope Hintz to a three-year entry level contract.


ECHL — Promoted Ryan Crelin to chief operating officer. Suspended Allen F Bryan Moore indefinitely and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions off the playing surface following the game on May 3.

Western Hockey League

VICTORIA ROYALS — Acquired F Yan Khomenko from Moose Jaw for a 2018 sixth-round draft pick.


NASCAR — Penalized Joey Logano and Team Penske a L1 penalty for a rear suspension violation in a race at Richmond International Raceway last Sunday. The team was fined $50,000 and docked 25 driver points and 25 owner points. Crew chief Todd Gordon was suspended two races.

Major League Soccer

D.C. UNITED — Signed D Chris Korb to a multiyear contract.

FC DALLAS — Signed G Carlos Avilez to a USL contract.


LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE — Announced Castleton will join the conference for the 2018-19 academic year and participate in 18 of the 19 championships offered by the conference.

COLUMBIA (MO.) — Named Taylor Possail to women’s basketball coach.

CUMBERLAND (TENN.) — Named Karen Martinez men’s and women’s tennis coach, effective June 30th.

FLORIDA STATE — Extended the contract of Leonard Hamilton, men’s basketball coach, through the 2019-20 season.

NORTHWESTERN — Announced junior F A.J. Turner has transferred from Boston College.

PENN STATE — Named Sarah Brown women’s gymnastics coach.

SAN FRANCISCO — Named Jack Kennedy men’s golf coach.

STOCKTON — Named Kevin McHugh athletic director, effective July 1.

TENNESSEE — Fired men’s tennis coach Sam Winterbotham. Announced junior basketball G Chris Darrington has transferred from Vincennes (Indiana) University.

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