Friday's Sports Transactions

      BASEBALLAmerican League

      BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned INF Marco Hernandez to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHP Kyle Martin to their minor league camp.


      CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned OF James Ramsey to Columbus (IL). Reassigned OF Michael Choice, C Jeremy Lucas, C Anthony Recker and INF Eric Stamets to their minor league camp.

      DETOIT TIGERS — Optioned RHP Michael Fulmer to Toledo (IL).


      HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned C Alfredo Gonzalez to Corpus Christi (TL). Reassigned RHP Jordan Jankowski to their minor league camp.

      LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Announced the retirement of LHP Rob Rasmussen.

      MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned RHP Alex Meyer, 1B Kennys Vargas and INF Jorge Polanco to Rochester (IL). Reassigned RHPs Jose Berrios and Nick Burdi, LHP Aaron Thompson, Cs Stuart Turner and Mitch Garver, and OF Joe Bensonthe to their minor league camp.

      NEW YORK YANKEES — Re-acquired LHP Evan Rutckyj from Atlanta and assigned him to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre (IL).


      SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Justin De Fratus on a minor league contract. Optioned RHP Cody Martin, C Mike Zunino and OF Boog Powell to Tacoma (PCL).

      TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Announced the retirement of RHP Brad Penny. Optioned OF Dalton Pompey and INF Matt Dominguez to Buffalo (IL). Reassigned LHPs Scott Diamond and Wade LeBlanc to minor league camp.

        National League

        ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned OF Mallex Smith to Gwinnett (IL). Reassigned RHPs Aaron Blair and Lucas Sims and INFs Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson to their minor league camp.

        CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned RHPs Carl Edwards Jr. and Pierce Johnson; LHP C.J. Riefenhauser; INF Arismendy Alcantara and C Willson Contreras to Iowa (PCL); and INF Jeimer Candelario to Tennessee (SL). Assigned RHPs Stephen Fife, Felix Pena and Drew Rucinski; LHP Edgar Olmos and C Taylor Davis to their minor league camp.

        CINCINNATI REDS — Optioned RHP Robert Stephenson, RHP Stephen Johnson and OF Kyle Waldrop to Louisville (IL). Reassigned RHP Tim Adleman,RHP Zack Weiss, C Joe Hudson and OF Jesse Winker to their minor league camp. Released LHP Jonathan Sanchez.

        COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Eddie Butler, RHP Carlos Estevez and OF Raimel Tapia to Albuquerque (PCL) and RHP German Marquez and C Tom Murphy to Hartford (EL). Reassigned RHP Shane Carle, LHP Sam Moll, OF Noel Cuevas and OF Jordan Patterson to their minor league camp.

        PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Jimmy Cordero and C Jorge Alfaro to Reading (EL). Reassigned C Andrew Knapp to their minor league camp.


        PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned INF Josh Bell, OF Willy Garcia, INF Alen Hanson, RHP John Holdzkom, RHP Nick Kingham, INF Max Moroff and INF Gift Ngoepe to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned INFs Juan Diaz, Adam Frazier and Dan Gamache to minor their league camp.

        SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with 3B Mike Olt on a minor league contract.

        WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned C Pedro Severino to Syracuse (IL).

          American Association

          GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed C Jose Gonzalez.

          SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Signed RHP James Jones.

            Can-Am League

            OTTAWA CHAMPIONS — Released C Bryce Massanari.

            TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed OF Sam Judah and INF Danny Mateo.

                BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association

                DETROIT PISTONS — Signed G Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract.

                    FOOTBALLNational Football League

                    BUFFALO BILLS— Signed S Robert Blanton.

                    HOUSTON TEXANS — Re-signed RB Jonathan Grimes.

                    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed RB Jordan Todman.

                    KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed LB Tautvydas Kieras.

                    MIAMI DOLPHINS — Named Jim Washburn senior defensive assistant-pass rush specialist. Signed WR Griff Whalen.

                    MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed OT Andre Smith. Re-signed CB Terence Newman and DE Justin Trattou.

                    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed RB Donald Brown.

                    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Named Dana Bible senior analyst, Joe Bowden inside linebackers, Tem Lukabu defensive quality control, Kevin O'Connell special projects and Vince Oghobaase assistant defensive line.

                    TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Agreed to terms with LB Daryl Smith.

                        HOCKEYNational Hockey League

                        NHL — Suspended Philadelphia F Chris VandeVelde two games for elbowing Chicago F Jonathan Toews during a March 16 game.

                        ARIZONA COYOTES — Recalled D Philip Samuelsson from Springfield (AHL).

                        CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled D Trevor Carrick from Charlotte (AHL).

                        CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Assigned D David Rundblad to Rockford (AHL).

                        DALLAS STARS — Signed D Stephen Johns to a two-year contract extension.

                        DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned G Jake Paterson to Grand Rapids (AHL) from Toledo (ECHL).

                        NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled F Brian O'Neill from Albany (AHL).

                          American Hockey League

                          CHARLOTTE CHECKERS — Signed D Nick Trecapelli to an amateur tryout contract.

                          SAN DIEGO GULLS — Reassigned RW Matt Berry to Utah (ECHL).

                              SOCCERMajor League Soccer

                              NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Signed M Lee Nguyen.

                                United Soccer League

                                NEW YORK RED BULLS II — Signed M Vincent Bezecourt,

                                  North American Soccer League

                                  NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed M Niko Kranjcar.


                                    DELAWARE — Fired men's basketball coach Monte Ross.

                                    NEW MEXICO — Fired women's basketball coach Yvonne Sanchez.

                                    RADFORD — Named Jessica Giuggioli women's tennis coach.

                                    WISCONSIN — Fired men's hockey coach Mike Eaves.