Wednesday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Named Kevin Boles manager and Bruce Crabbe coach of Pawtucket (IL); Billy McMillon manager of Portland (EL); Carlos Febles manager and U.L. Washington hitting coach of Salem (Carolina); Darren Fenster manager, Nelson Paulino hitting coach and Satoshi Kajiyama trainer of Greenville (SAL); Nick Faciana trainer of Lowell (NYP); and Tom Kotchman manager of the GCL Red Sox.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Traded OF Drew Stubbs to Colorado for LHP Josh Outman.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Promoted Rob Antony to vice president/assistant general manager, Mike Clough to vice president/ticket sales and service, Paul Froehle to vice president/ticket operations and Nancy O'Brien to vice president/brand marketing, Dan Starkey to senior director/ballpark development, Sean Harlin to director of major league video, Chris Iles to director of corporate and digital communications, Sam Henschen to senior manager of Twins Productions, Brandon Johnson to senior manager of business intelligence and analytics and Dana Minion to senior manager of ballpark maintenance.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Assigned OF Travis Witherspoon outright to Jackson (SL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Named Carmelo Martinez Latin American field coordinator, Mike Mason assistant minor league pitching coordinator, Nick Frangella minor league training and performance coordinator, Chuck Baughman assistant minor league training coordinator and Rick Tronerud minor league rehab pitching coordinator.

MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with 3B Casey McGehee on a one-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Promoted Bob Hallas to vice president for stadium operations, Teddy Werner to vice president for business development and Michael Boettcher to director of grounds.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Roberto Hernandez on a one-year contract and C Lou Marson, OFs Dave Sappelt and Tony Gwynn Jr. and RHP Sean O'Sullivan on minor league contracts. Designated C Sebastian Valle for assignment. Named John Mizerock assistant hitting coach.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with 1B Travis Ishikawa; OF/INF Michael Martinez; LHPs Brandon Mann, Daniel Schlereth and Adam Wilk; and RHPs Kyle McPherson and Elvin Ramirez on minor league contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Signed a four-year working agreement with Syracuse (IL).

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Acquired INF Rob Benedict from Camden (Atlantic) for a player to be named.

NBA Development League

IDAHO STAMPEDE — Signed G Christian Kabongo. Placed F E.J. Singler on the inactive list.

National Football League

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signeed WR/KR Michael Spurlock. Signed DT Frank Kearse from Tennessee's practice squad and LB Jonathan Stewart to the practice squad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Announced the retirement of C Brad Meester, effective at the end of the season.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Placed TE Dominique Jones on the reserve/non-football illness list and TE Demetrius Harris on practice squad injured reserve list. Released TE Jheranie Boyd from the practice squad. Signed TE Richard Gordon. Signed WR Fred Williams and TE Jake Byrne to the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed RB Joe Banyard and DE Spencer Nealy to the practice squad.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Released CB Chris Carr. Signed PK Shayne Graham and S Eric Frampton.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Placed CB Coty Sensabaugh on injured reserve. Signed CB Khalid Wooten from the practice squad and CB George Baker and DT Kurt Taufa'asau to the practice squad.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed QB Matt Nichols and S Mike Miller to contract extensions through 2015.

National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS — Signed D Maxime Fortunus to a one-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled G Michal Neuvirth from conditioning loan at Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Released D Ryan Parent and F Chris Collins from player tryout agreements. Signed Parent and returned Collins to Bakersfield (ECHL).

PEORIA RIVERMEN — Signed LW Justin Gvora to an SPHL contract and RW Paul Chiasson to a three-game tryout contract. Announced Fs Garrett Vermeersch and Parker Stanfield have cleared waivers and will be returned.Released F Tyler Pilmore.

Major League Soccer

MONTREAL IMPACT — Named Frank Klopas coach. Promoted director of soccer operations Matt Jordan to technical director. Reassigned assistant coach Philippe Eullaffroy to academy director.


NCAA — Reinstated North Carolina G Leslie McDonald to the men's basketball team.

ARIZONA STATE — Promoted offensive coordinator Mike Norvell to deputy head football coach.

ILLINOIS — Signed offensive coordinator Bill Cubit to a one-year contract extension through the 2015 season.

NEW MEXICO — Promoted tight ends coach Derek Warehime to run game coordinator.

RUTGERS — Named Mitch Browning offensive line coach.