Friday's Sports Transactions


    COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Toronto 1B Chris Colabello 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

      American League

      BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP William Cuevas to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled LHP Roenis Elias from Pawtucket.


      CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent OF Michael Brantley to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment.

      MINNESOTA TWINS — Sent OF Danny Santana to Fort Myers (FSL) for a rehab assignment.

      NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed RHP Branden Pinder on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled RHP Nick Goody from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

      OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Placed 3B Danny Valencia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled INF Tyler Ladendorf from Nashville (PCL).


      TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed 1B Chris Colabello on the restricted list. Selected the contract of LHP Chad Girodo from Buffalo (IL). Agreed to terms with OF Michael Bourn on a minor league contract.

        National League

        CINCINNATI REDS — Designated RHP Tim Melville for assignment. Assigned RHP Keyvius Sampson outright to Louisville. Selected the contract of RHP JC Ramirez from Louisville. Sent RHP Homer Bailey to Louisville (IL) for a rehab assignment.

        COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed RHP Miguel Castro on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Optioned LHP Jason Gurka to Albuquerque (PCL). Designated RHP David Hale for assignment. Reinstated RHP Jon Gray from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Carlos Estevez from Albuquerque. Selected the contract of RHP Gonzalez Germen from Albuquerque.

        PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Assigned LHP James Russell outright to Lehigh Valley (IL).

        PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Released 1B Michael Morse. Optioned INF Cole Figueroa to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled INF Jason Rogers from Indianapolis.

        SAN DIEGO PADRES — Optioned RHP Leonel Campos to El Paso (PCL). Recalled OF Jose Pirela from El Paso.

        SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned OF Mac Williamson to Sacramento (PCL). Selected the contract of 3B Conor Gillaspie from Sacramento. Transferred SS Ehire Adrianza from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

          Can-Am League

          NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed OF Michael J. O'Neill.

          ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed RHP Hector Nelo.

          SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS — Signed RHP Drew Cisco.

              FOOTBALLNational Football League

              NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed LB Tony Steward and LS Christian Yount.

                Canadian Football League

                WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Marty Costello assistant offensive line coach and Paul Boudreau special teams assistant.

                    HOCKEYNational Hockey League

                    CAROLINA HURRICANES — Agreed to terms with F Joakim Nordstrom on a two-year contract and D Jake Chelios on a one-year, two-way contract.

                    WINNIPEG JETS — Announced the contract of coach Keith McCambridge of Manitoba (AHL) will not be renewed.

                      American Hockey League

                      BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Signed LWs Scott Allen and Joey Benik to one-year contracts.

                      GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Promoted Sam Iannamico to graphic designer.

                          SOCCERMajor League Soccer

                          MLS — Suspended Orlando City M Antonio Nocerino and D.C. United coach Ben Olsen one game for violating the entering the field of play policy. Rescinded the one-game suspension for the red card issued to Columbus D Tyson Wahl.


                            ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE — Granted Duke men's basketball F Amile Jefferson a medical hardship waiver.

                            DETROIT — Named Bacari Alexander men's basketball coach.

                            FORDHAM — Agreed to terms with men's basketball coach Jeff Neubauer on a contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

                            ILLINOIS — Named graduate LB Hardy Nickerson is transferring from California.

                            KANSAS STATE — Agreed to terms with athletic director John Currie on a two-year contract extension through the 2022 academic year.

                            NORTH CAROLINA — Announced sophomore F Justin Jackson and junior F Kennedy Meeks declared for the NBA draft.

                            NORTH DAKOTA STATE — Signed football coach Chris Klieman to a six-year contract through the 2021 season.

                            SOUTH DAKOTA — Named Dawn Plitzuweit women's basketball coach.

                            WISCONSIN — Extended the contracts of women's hockey coach Mark Johnson through June 30, 2021; wrestling coach Barry Davis through May 31, 2019; and men's and women's swimming and diving coach Whitney Hite through June 14, 2019.