Friday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM

BASEBALL
American League

HOUSTON ASTROS_Optioned INF Jake Elmore to Oklahoma City (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS_Placed LHP Scott Diamond and RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day DL.

SEATTLE MARINERS_Optioned OF Carlos Peguero to Tacoma (PCL). Reassigned RHP Carson Smith and INF Nick Franklin to their minor league camp.

TEXAS RANGERS_Optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Claimed RHP Todd Redmond off waivers from Baltimore and optioned him to Buffalo (IL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS_Optioned LHP Chris Rusin to their minor league camp. Assigned RHP Drew Carpenter, Jaye Chapman, RHP Casey Coleman, RHP Jensen Lewis, RHP Blake Parker, INF Edwin Maysonet, INF Brad Nelson, OF Brian Bogusevic, OF Johermyn Chavez and OF Darnell McDonald to their minor league camp.

CINCINNATI REDS_Reassigned RHP Armando Galarraga to their minor league camp.

MIAMI MARLINS_Re-assigned OF Christian Yelich, RHP Jonathan Albaladejo and C Jake Jeffries to their minor league camp. Optioned RHP Tom Koehler to New Orleans (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Optioned RHP Bryan Morris to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. and INF Jared Goedert to their minor league camp.

SAN DIEGO PADRES_Assigned RHP Thad Weber, RHP Daniel Stange and C Eddy Rodriguez to their minor league camp.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS_Released RHP Ramon Ramirez and INF Wilson Valdez.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Optioned RHP Cole Kimball to Syracuse (IL). Re-assigned RHP Jeremy Accardo to their minor league camp. Agreed to terms with LHP J.C. Romero on a minor league contract.

American Association

LAREDO LEMURS_Released RHP Chris Pack.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Released INF Nick Salotti.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS_Released LHP Todd Hughson.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS_Signed LHP Nick Cicio to a contract extension.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS_Signed RHP Quintavious Drains.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

MIAMI HEAT_Signed F Juwan Howard for the remainder of the season.

Women's National Basketball Association

NEW YORK LIBERTY_Named Barbara Farris, Taj McWilliams-Franklin assistant coaches and Teresa Weatherspoon and Tamika Whitmore associate coaches.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS_Agreed to terms with LB D.J. Williams on a one-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS_Signed TE Kellen Davis and DB Chris Owens to one-year contracts.

HOUSTON TEXANS_Signed S Ed Reed.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS_Acquired a 2013 third-round draft pick from Toronto for DL Jermaine Reid and two 2013 fifth-round draft picks.

MONTREAL ALOUETTES_Re-signed SB Jamel Richardson to a three-year contract.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

NHL_Suspended Vancouver D Alexander Edler for two games for charging Phoenix G Mike Smith during a game on March 21.

CAROLINA HURRICANES_Reassigned C Riley Nash to Charlotte (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Recalled F Sean Collins from Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS_Assigned F Alex Chiasson and D Jamie Oleksiak to Texas (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS_Recalled F Mike Blunden from Hamilton (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Assigned F Craig Smith to Milwaukee (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.

PHOENIX COYOTES_Assigned D Chris Summers to Portland (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES_Traded F Matt D'Agostini and a conditional 2015 seventh-round draft pick to New Jersey for a conditional 2015 fifth-round draft pick.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS_Assigned G Mark Owuya from Toronto (AHL) to Reading (AHL).

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS_Signed F Sean Wiles to a professional tryout contract and F Joey Diamond to an amateur tryout contract.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS_Released F Jean-Michel Rizk.

ECHL

GWINNETT GLADIATORS_Signed F Domenic Monardo.

READING ROYALS_Signed D Bobby Shea to an amateur tryout agreement. Released G Nick Niedert.

Central Hockey League

FORT WORTH BRAHMAS_Signed D Tyler Amburgey, D Brian Parson and D Ryan Clark.

SOCCERMajor League Soccer

NEW YORK RED BULLS_Signed G Kevin Hartman.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS_Signed D Ashani Fairclough and M Phillip Lund.

COLLEGE

ALABAMA_Named Bill Battle athletic director.

ANGELO STATE_Named Chris Beard men's basketball coach.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON_Announced men's basketball F Trent Wiedeman will transfer.

DOMINICAN (CALIF.)_Named Brandon Leimbach athletics director.

GEORGE MASON_Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach Jeri Porter.

HOFSTRA_Fired men's basketball coach Mo Cassara. Named Patrick Sellers men's interim basketball coach.

RICE_Signed football coach David Bailiff to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season.

RIPON_Announced women's basketball coach Julie Johnson will step down to become full-time athletic director.

TULSA_Named Dr. Derrick Gragg vice president and director of athletics.

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