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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:00 am

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to a minor league contract with RHP Ricky Nolasco.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned RHP Felix Jorge and LHP Dietrich Enns to Rochester (IL) and RHP Zack Littell and LHP Lewis Thorpe to Chattanooga (SL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Rollie Fingers special assistant to the president.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with OF Ichiro Suzuki on a one-year contract.

TEXAS RANGERS — Designated C Brett Nicholas for assignment.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP Tyler Clippard on a minor league contract.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed RHP Jair Jurrjens.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed RHP Vic Black.

FOOTBALL

NFL

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Re-signed LS Aaron Brewer to a four-year contract.

DETROIT LIONS — Named Steve Gregory defensive assistant coach.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released TE Martellus Bennett and WR Bernard Reedy.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Exercised 2018 contract options on S Chris Conte, OT Demar Dotson and DB Josh Robinson.

CFL

B.C. LIONS — Voided the contract of DT Euclid Cummings.

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Re-signed OL Simeon Rottier.

HOCKEY

NHL

DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled F Dylan Sadowy from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids (AHL).

AHL

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned F Michael Joly and D Nolan DeJong to Colorado (ECHL).

SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS — Recalled D Francois Beauchemin from Manchester (ECHL).

STOCKTON HEAT — Assigned F Darren Nowick to Kansas City (ECHL).

ECHL

ECHL — Suspended Quad City F Triston Grant 14 games.

ALLEN AMERICANS — Traded F Alex Carrier to Atlanta for F Mathieu Aubin.

COLORADO EAGLES — Signed D Chase Norrish to an amateur tryout agreement.

FORT WAYNE KOMETS — Signed D Vytal Cote.

ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS — Loaned D Nolan Valleau to Rockford (AHL).

RAPID CITY RUSH — Signed D Brayden Sherbinin.

TOLEDO WALLEYE — Signed D Dalton Carter to an amateur tryout agreement.

WHEELING NAILERS — Signed D Ayrton Valente. Signed D Jerry Laakso to an amateur tryout agreement.

SOCCER

MLS

COLUMBUS CREW — Loaned G Ben Lundgaard to Indy (USL).

D.C. UNITED — Acquired D Joseph Mora from Deportivo Saprissa (Primera Division-Costa Rica) on permanent transfer.

COLLEGE

EVANGEL — Announced the contract of women’s basketball coach Leon Neal will not be renewed.

NYU — Announced the retirement of men’s basketball coach Joe Nesci.