Saturday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 2:05 PM

BASEBALL
American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Toledo (IL). Reinstated LHP Phil Coke from the 15-day DL.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Sent RHP Josh Fields to Quad Cities (MWL) for a rehab assignment.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Evan Scribner to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP Jesse Chavez from Sacramento.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed OF Rajai Davis on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Michael Schwimer to Buffalo (IL). Recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from New Hampshire (EL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Sent OF Adam Eaton to Visalia (Cal) for a rehab assignment.

ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned SS Paul Janish to Gwinnett (IL).

CHICAGO CUBS — Sent RHP Matt Garza to Tennessee (SL) for a rehab assignment. Announced RHP Kameron Loe declined outright assignment and elected free agency.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned 2B Elian Herrera to Albuquerque (PCL). Selected the contract of 1B Scott Van Slyke from Albuquerque. Transferred RHP Chad Billingsley to the 60-day DL. Sent LHP Scott Elbert and RHP Zack Greinke to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for rehab assignments.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Tyler Cloyd and LHP Joe Savery to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from Lehigh Valley (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Duke Welker to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated LHP Francisco Liriano from the 15-day DL.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with RHP Trevor Holder on a minor league contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled OF Eury Perez from Syracuse (IL). Placed OF Jayson Werth on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 3.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed C/1B Anthony Armenio.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS — Promoted Kevin Turks to director of pro personnel, Dwayne Joseph to associate director of pro personnel, Breck Ackley South Central area scout and David Williams to scout/player personnel. Named Ryan Kessenich scout/player personnel, Jay Muraco East Coast scout , Andre Odom scouting assistant Sam Summerville Southeast area scout.

HOCKEY
ECHL

ECHL — Fined Cincinnati F David Pacan and Cincinnati coach Jarrod Skalde undisclosed amounts.

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