Thursday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 24 at 7:01 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.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Claimed RHP Zach Stewart off waivers from Pittsburgh.

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.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed C Jim Jacqout to a contract extension.

FRONTIER GREYS — Signed INF Esteban Meletiche and RHP Tyler Vaske.

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Traded RHP Tommy Mendoza to Wichita (AA) for a player to be named. Signed RHP Seth Lintz.

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed INF Juan Sanchez.

National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS — Named Pat Meyer assistant offensive line coach.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named Brian Baker outside linebackers coach and Jon Embree tight ends coach.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Named DeWayne Walker defensive backs coach, Frank Scelfo quarterbacks coach and George Yarno offensive line coach.

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 ORLEANS SAINTS — Fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and secondary coach Ken Flajole.

NEW YORK JETS — Named Dennis Thurman defensive coordinator, David Lee quarterbacks coach and Tim McDonald defensive backs coach. Signed WR Vidal Hazelton to a reserve/future contract.

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

BOSTON BRUINS — Reassigned D Colby Cohen from Providence (AHL) to South Carolina (ECHL).

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.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Returned F Tyler McNeely to South Carolina (ECHL). Recalled G Adam Morrison from South Carolina. Released D Eric Baier from his professional tryout contract.

Major League Soccer

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


ASSUMPTION — Named Maureen Atkins women's volleyball coach.

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

MARIAN — Named Mark Henninger football coach.

NEW MEXICO STATE — Announced the resignation of football coach DeWayne Walker. Named Doug Martin interim football coach.

TEXAS A&M — Named Jake Spavital co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Jeff Banks special teams and tight ends coach.