Tuesday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:35 PM

BASEBALL
Major League Baseball

MLB_Suspended Miami OF Kolby Copeland (Batavia-NYP) 50 games under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for refusing to take an offseason drug test.

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Optioned LHP Charlie Leesman to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned C Michael Blanke, RHP Jacob Petricka, INF Tyler Saladino, C Kevan Smith and INF Andy Wilkins to their minor-league camp.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES_Agreed to terms with RHP Tyler Chatwood, LHP Rex Brothers, C Jordan Pacheco, INF Cristhian Adames, OF Charlie Blackmon, RHP Edgmer Escalona, LHP Edwar Cabrera, C Wilin Rosario, INF Reid Brignac, OF Rafael Ortega, RHP Joe Gardner, LHP Christian Friedrich, INF Charlie Culberson, OF Tim Wheeler, RHP Will Harris, LHP Drew Pomeranz, INF DJ LeMahieu, OF Eric Young Jr., RHP Juan Nicasio, LHP Danny Rosenbaum, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Adam Ottavino, INF Josh Rutledge, RHP Rob Scahill, INF Ryan Wheeler and RHP Josh Sullivan to one-year contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Optioned LHP Matt Purke to Hagerstown (SAL).

American Association

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS_Signed OF Ketih Brachold and LHP Gabriel Garcia.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS_Released C Kyle Day.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES_Signed INF Matt Padgett. Traded RHP Josh Rainwater to Sioux City to complete an earlier trade.

SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS_Released RHP Rod Scurry.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES_Signed OF Fehlandt Lentini.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM_Signed INF Ryan Skellie to a contract extension.

FRONTIER GREYS_Signed 1B Calvin Anderson.

JOLIET SLAMMERS_Signed LHP David Jensen, LHP Forrest Moore and INF Michael Wing.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

NBA_Fined Oklahoma City F Serge Ibaka $25,000 for striking Los Angeles Clippers F Blake Griffin in the groin area during a March 3 game.

HOUSTON ROCKETS_Signed G Aaron Brooks. Waived F Tyler Honeycutt.

NEW YORK KNICKS_Signed F Kenyon Martin to a second 10-day contract.

NBA Development League

RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS_Acquired G-F DJ Kennedy and F Mike Singletary from Erie for G Terrel Harris, G Mustafa Shakur and F Wesley Witherspoon.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS_Signed RB Antone Smith to a two-year contract extension.

CLEVELAND BROWNS_Named Ray Farmer assistant general manager.

DETROIT LIONS_Signed P Blake Clingan.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Terminated the contract of WR Michael Jenkins.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES_Signed QB G.J. Kinne to a two-year contract.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

FLORIDA PANTHERS_Recalled RW Jon Rheault from San Antonio (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS_Recalled RW Cam Janssen from Albany (AHL). Reassigned G Scott Wedgewood from Trenton (ECHL) to Albany (AHL). Reassigned G Maxime Clermont from Albany to Elmira (ECHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS_Recalled F Micheal Haley from Connecticut of the (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS_Recalled F Mark Stone from Binghamton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES_Assigned F Chris Brown to Portland (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Recalled G Cedrick Desjardins from Syracuse (AHL).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS_Signed D Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension through 2014-15 season.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS_Waived D Roman Hamrlik.

American Hockey League

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS_Signed D Mike Banwell for the remainder of the season.

ECHL

ECHL_Suspended Greenville's Marc-Olivier Vallerand two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 3 game against Elmira.

ELMIRA JACKALS_Announced F Jean Bourbeau was returned to the team from Binghamton (AHL).

UTAH GRIZZLIES_Acquired D Cody Carlson, F Jordan Clendenning, F Sebastien Trudeau and F Jonathan Lessard from San Francisco for D Mark Isherwood and F Kory Falite. Announced F Ian Schultz was reassigned to the team from Utah (AHL).

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

D.C. UNITED_Signed D Taylor Kemp.

PHILADELPHIA UNION_Signed MF Matt Kassel.

COLLEGE

CULVER-STOCKTON_Promoted Andrew Strobel to defensive coordinator. Named Rafael Tolentino linebackers coach.

MONTANA_Reinstated QB Jordan Johnson.

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