Thursday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 24 at 3:06 PM

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with LHP Craig Breslow on a two-year contracts. Named Pedro Martinez special assistant to the general manager.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Traded OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson to Atlanta for INF Martin Prado, RHP Randy Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed and 1B Brandon Drury.

American Association

GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Released C Scott Clement, RHP Ray Silva and RHP Lance Janke.

National Football League

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed DE Marcus Benard, RB James Develin, WR Jeremy Ebert, WR Andre Holmes, QB Mike Kafka, DL Tracy Robertson and LB Jeff Tarpinian to reserve/future contracts.

NEW YORK JETS — Named Dennis Thurman defensive coordinator, David Lee quarterbacks coach and Tim McDonald defensive backs coach.

Canadian Football League

B.C. LIONS — Traded WR Geroy Simon to Sasketchewan for WR Justin Harper and 2014 third-round draft pick.

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed DT Eddie Steele.

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Assigned D Patrick Cullity from Springfield (AHL) to Idaho (ECHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned RW Andrej Nestrasil and RW Trevor Parkes from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS — Traded F Chad Kolarik to Pittsburgh for F Benn Ferriero. Recalled F Kris Newbury from Connecticut (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned D Jeff Woywitka to Peoria (AHL).

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Released D Erik Spady from his professional tryout contract.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Released F Eric Lampe and F Andrew Rowe from their professional tryout contracts.

Major League Soccer

NEW YORK RED BULLS — Promoted interim coach Mike Petke to coach.


MAINE-FARMINGTON — Promoted men's and women's assistant cross country coach Joseph Staples to head coach.

NEW MEXICO STATE — Announced the resignation of football coach DeWayne Walker.