Monday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Major League Baseball

MLB_Suspended San Francisco RHP Guillermo Mota 100 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance a second time. Suspended Philadelphia LHP Cole Hamels five games for intentionally throwing a pitch at Washington OF Bryce Harper in a May 6 game.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Recalled RHP Jason Berken and selected the contract of RHP Stu Pomeranz from Norfolk (IL). Optioned C Ronny Paulino and RHP Tommy Hunter to Norfolk. Transferred LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to the 60-day DL.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Selected the contract of LHP Eric Stults from Charlotte (IL). Recalled LHP Jose Quintana from Birmingham (SL). Assigned LHP Jose Quintana to Birmingham (SL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Recalled RHP Zach McAllister from Columbus (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS_Optioned RHP Brayan Villarreal to Toledo (IL). Activated RHP Doug Fister from the 15-day DL.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS_Placed RHP LaTroy Hawkins on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP David Pauley from Salt Lake (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS_Placed 1B Justin Morneau on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 1. Selected the contract of INF Brian Dozier and recalled LHP Scott Diamond from Rochester (IL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS_Recalled INF Adrian Cardenas from Iowa (PCL). Optioned LHP Travis Wood to Iowa.

CINCINNATI REDS_Activated INF Miguel Cairo from the 15-day DL. Assigned INF Willie Harris outright to Louisville (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIES_Rescinded the option to RHP Jhoulys Chacin to Colorado Springs (PCL) and placed him on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 2.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS_Reinstated INF Ivan De Jesus from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Albuquerque (PCL).

NEW YORK METS_Placed INF Ruben Tejada on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Jordany Valdespin from Buffalo (IL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS_Activated OF Aubrey Huff from the 15-day DL.

Eastern League

ALTOONA CURVE_Announced RHP Phillip Irwin and LHP Josh Poytress were assigned to the team from Bradenton (FSL).

Carolina League

WINSTON-SALEM DASH_Announced RHP Jake Petricka was promoted to Birmingham (SL).

American Association



WINNIPEG GOLDEYES_Released LHP Eddie Sipple.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS_Signed 1B Daryle Ward and C Matt Blazynksi.

ROCKLAND BOULDERS_Signed OF John Smith, C Landis Wilson and RHP Nicholas Blanco.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM_Signed LHP Andres Caceres, RHP Matt Kline and INF Rafael Ortega.

JOLIET SLAMMERS_Signed 2B Hector Pellot to a contract extension. Signed RHP Danny Carela. Placed RHP Andrew Moss and RHP Anthony Perez on the suspended list.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS_Released INF Tyler Boling.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Released RHP Blake Brewer and SS Garrett Moyer.

RIVER CITY RASCALS_Released RHP Casey Edelbrock.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS_Signed 3B Nick Kuroczko and C Ty Nelson.

National Football League


BUFFALO BILLS_Signed RB Fred Jackson to a contract extension.

DALLAS COWBOYS_Released LB Brashton Satele.

DENVER BRONCOS_Fired Brian Xanders, general manager.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Signed QB Jordan Palmer, FB Naufahu Tahi, DT Odrick Ray, LB Donovan Richard, DB Jeremiah Brown, WR Mike Brown and WR Chris Forcier. Waived QB Dan LeFevour, S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, DE Frank Trotter, WR Jarett Dillard, WR Nelson Rosario and WR Jarrett Boykin.

MIAMI DOLPHINS_Waived RB Richard Medlin.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Released K Ryan Longwell.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Announced the retirement of OL Matt Light. Re-signed WR Jabar Gaffney.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS_Signed DT Remi Ayodele to a one-year contract.

OAKLAND RAIDERS_Announced S Tyvon Branch signed his franchise tender.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS_Released LB Travis LaBoy.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Signed DT Tony Jerod-Eddie.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Agreed to terms with DE Bruce Irvin, LB Bobby Wagner, QB Russell Wilson, LB Korey Toomer, CB Jeremy Lane, S Winston Guy, G J.R. Sweezy and DE Greg Scruggs.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Signed TE Drake Dunsmore and RB Michael Smith to four-year contracts. Signed DE Quintin Anderson, S Sean Baker, RB De'Anthony Curtis, P Eric Guthrie, OT Jermarcus Hardrick, QB Jordan Jefferson, FB Antonio Leak, DT Jordan Nix, TE Danny Noble, DT Myles Wade, CB Derrick Roberson and DE Hilee Taylor. Waived WR Luther Ambrose, LB Ryan Baker, LB Mike Balogun, QB Zach Collaros, S Ron Girault, C Chaz Hine, DT Donte'e Nicholls, OT Trevor Olson, G Chris Riley, K Jake Rogers, CB Quenton Washington and OT Rocky Weaver.

Arena Football League

AFL_Announced commissioner Jerry Kurz received a five-year contract extension.

National Hockey League

NHL_Suspended Philadelphia F Claude Giroux one game for delivering an illegal check to the head of New Jersey C Dainius Zubrus in a May 6 game.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Promoted Norm Maciver to assistant general manager.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS_Agreed to terms with general manager Mike Gillis on a contract extension.

American Hockey League

CONNECTICUT WHALE_Announced the resignation of Whalers Sports & Entertainment president and COO Howard Baldwin, Jr.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS_Named Mike Myeno a season ticket sales and customer service executive.

Major League Soccer

COLORADO RAPIDS_Waived MF Josh Janniere. Added MF Ross LaBauex to the DL. Announced Edu is now eligible for selection and was added to the roster.

COLUMBUS CREW_Signed MF Chris Birchall to a multiyear contract.

USA Track & Field

USATF_Announced the resignation of chief operating officer Mike McNees.


BIG EAST CONFERENCE_Announced the resignation of commissioner John Marinatto. Named Joseph Bailey III interim commissioner.

GEORGETOWN_Named Keith Brown women's basketball coach.

HOFSTRA_Named John Russo baseball coach.

ILLINOIS STATE_Named Dan Muller men's basketball coach.

KANSAS STATE_Signed volleyball coach Suzie Fritz to a multiyear contract through the 2016 season.

LSU_Announced junior F Calvin Godfrey is transferring from Howard.

MEMPHIS_Named Julian Swartz assistant director of operations for the men's basketball program.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE_Named Frank Beasley and Jamill Kelly assistant wrestling coaches.

UNC ASHEVILLE_Named Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick women's basketball coach.