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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 1:00 am



American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Tyler Thornburg on a one-year contract.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Named Omar Vizquel manager for Winston-Salem (Carolina).

NEW YORK YANKEES — Named Aaron Boone manager and agreed to terms on a three-year contract. Signed Larry Rothschild to a one-year contract.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Al Pedrique first base coach. Moved Mike Aldrete to assistant hitting coach and Marcus Jensen to bullpen coach.

TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Tony Barnette to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez, OF Anthony Gose, LHP David Hurlbut and INF Christian Lopes on minor league contracts.

National League

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Named Matt Stairs hitting coach, Skip Schumaker first base coach and Josh Johnson infielders coach. Reassigned first base coach Johnny Washington to assistant hitting coach.



NBA — Removed official Courtney Kirkland from the league’s officiating rotation for one week and suspended Golden State G Shaun Livingston one game for their roles in an on-court altercation during a Dec. 3 game at Miami.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Assigned F Ivan Rabb to Memphis (NBAGL).



NFL — Suspended New England TE Rob Gronkowski one game for a violation of unnecessary roughness rules in a Dec. 3 game against Buffalo.

ATLANTA FALCONS — Waived RB Terrence Magee. Signed CB Leon McFadden.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed RB Matt Jones. Placed CB Pierre Desir on injured reserve. Signed CB Taurean Nixon to the practice squad.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Fired coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese. Named Steve Spagnuolo interim coach and Kevin Abrams interim general manager.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Announced WR Michael Crabtree was reinstated from reserve/suspended list. Waived DT Darius Latham.

WASHINGTON — Signed WR Robert Davis from practice squad. Claimed OL Kyle Kalis off waivers from Indianapolis. Waived LB Pete Robertson and DL Caraun Reid.



ARIZONA COYOTES — Signed D Pierre-Olivier Joseph to a three-year, entry-level contract.

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Reassigned C Kalle Kossila to San Diego (AHL).

ARIZONA COYOTES — Recalled D Kyle Capobianco from Tucson (AHL).

BUFFALO SABRES — Placed F Matt Moulson on waivers. Recalled F Evan Rodrigues Rochester (AHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE — Recalled F Rocco Grimaldi from San Antonio (AHL). Reassigned F Dominic Toninato to San Antonio.

DALLAS STARS — Reassigned F Jason Dickinson to Texas (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS — Acquired a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from Buffalo for LW Scott Wilson.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled G Juuse Saros from Milwaukee (AHL). Assigned G Anders Lindback to Milwaukee.


MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Recalled Derek Army from Wheeling (ECHL).


ECHL — Suspended Utah’s Jon Puskar one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Dec. 2 game at Colorado. Suspended Rapid City’s Michael Sdao three games and fined him an undisclosed for his actions in a Dec. 2 game at Allen. Suspended Wheeling’s Jeff Taylor four additional games for leaving the bench during an altercation during a Dec. 2 game against Reading. Suspended Reading’s Loic Leduc three games for his game misconduct for physical abuse of an official and suspended Wheeling’s Garrett Meurs one additional game for his tripping infraction in the Dec. 2 game.


NEBRASKA — Named Greg Austin offensive line coach, Erik Chinander defensive coordinator, Mike Dawson defensive line coach, Jovan Dewitt outside linebackers-special teams coach, Travis Fisher defensive backs coach, Ryan Held running backs coach and Mario Verduzco quarterbacks coach.

TEXAS — Announced junior cornerback Holton Hill will enter the NFL draft.