Friday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

American League

BOSTON RED SOX_Acquired RHP Graham Godfrey from Oakland to complete an earlier trade and assigned him to Pawtucket (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Named Terry Bradshaw minor league hitting coordinator; Jose Castro minor league assistant hitting coordinator; Milt Thompson minor league bunting and baserunning coordinator; Larry Carter pitching coach for Omaha (PCL); Jim Brower pitching coach for Northwest Arkansas (Texas); Julio Bruno hitting coach for Wilmington (Carolina); Brian Buchanan manager, Jerry Nyman pitching coach and Justin Gemoll hitting coach for Lexington (SAL); Steve Merriman pitching coach and Damon Hollins hitting coach for Idaho Falls (Pioneer); Abraham Nunez hitting coach and Saburo Hagihara trainer for Burlington (MWL); Pedro Grifol hitting coach for Surprise (Arizona); Ramon Martinez manager for the Dominican Academy and Luis Perez Latin America strength and conditioning coordinator.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Agreed to terms with OF Brett Gardner on a one-year contract. Announced INF Jayson Nix cleared waivers and was sent outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS_Agreed to terms with RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on a two-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS_Agreed to terms with LHP Travis Webb on a minor-league contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Agreed to terms with LHP Randy Choate on a three-year contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Agreed to terms with RHP Dan Haren on a one-year contract.

American Association

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS_Sold the contract of RHP Tyler Herron to Washington (NL).



Can-Am League

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES_Acquired LHP Brian Gump and RHP Jessie Garcia from San Rafael (Pacific Association) for cash.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES_Signed RHP Phil Reamy to a contract extension.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS_Signed INF Chaz Crane, INF Aaron Glaum, 3B Blake May, LHP Dave Middendorf, catcher David Roney and RHP Charlie Wooten.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS_Sold the contract of SS Chris Wade to Baltimore (AL).

National Basketball Association

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS_Assigned F Jon Leuer to Canton (NBADL).

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER_Recalled F Perry Jones, G Jeremy Lamb and C Daniel Orton from Tulsa (NBADL).

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS_Assigned G Will Barton and F Victor Claver to Idaho (NBADL).

National Football League

NFL_Fined Chicago LB Brian Urlacher $21,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle's Leon Washington and Green Bay DB Tramon Williams $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Minnesota's Toby Gerhart in their Dec. 2 games. Fined Detroit DT Nick Fairley $15,750 for his horse-collar tackle of Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck. Fined Washington C Will Montgomery $10,000 for kicking New York Giants DL Linval Joseph, who was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Signed OT Troy Kropog from the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS_Signed WR Michael Preston from the practice squad. Waived FB Collin Mooney.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS_Signed LB TJ Hill and OL Brian Ramsay to contract extensions.

American Hockey League

AHL_Suspended Bridgeport LW Brandon DeFazio six games for his actions in a Dec. 5 game at Connecticut.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE_Signed D Mike Mottau and F Jonathan Sim to professional tryout contracts.


READING ROYALS_Announced D Patrick Wellar was recalled by Hershey (AHL). Activated D Brock Shelgren from the reserve list.

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS_Signed D Tommy Fitzpatrick.


MEADOWLANDS RACETRACK_Named Valerie Harlan as director of marketing.

Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW_Agreed to terms with MF Tony Tchani.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC_Traded D Jeff Parke to Philadelphia for allocation money and a 2013 first-round supplemental draft pick.


AUBURN_Named Rhett Lashlee offensive coordinator and Ellis Johnson defensive coordinator.

DELAWARE_Named Maggie Hayon assistant sports information director.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY_Named Mario Huffman men's assistant basketball coach.

MISSISSIPPI_Dismissed F Jason Carter from the men's basketball team for an unspecified violation of team rules.

PURCHASE_Named James Bruno men's soccer coach, Marc Solondz women's volleyball coach and Tom Callahan men's volleyball coach.

SHENANDOAH_Announced the resignation of field hockey coach Kim Iman-Bianchi.

TENNESSEE_Named Butch Jones football coach.