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Friday’s Sports Transactions

January 5, 2019
BASEBALL
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Claimed RHP Austin Brice off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Designated INF Breyvic Valera for assignment.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Signed RHP Kyle Zimmer to a one-year contract. Designated INF Cheslor Cuthbert for assignment.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with SS Troy Tulowitzki on a one-year contract. Designated RHP A.J. Cole for assignment

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Acquired RHP Oliver Drake from the Toronto for $70,000. Designated RHP Jaime Schultz for assignment.

TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed RHP Luke Farrell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Agreed to terms with RHPs Adrian Sampson and Rafael Montero on minor league contracts.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with INF/OF Cory Spangenberg on a one-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with RHP Roberto Gomez, LHP Tyler Lyons, C Steven Baron and OF Patrick Kivlehan on minor league contracts.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

NFL — Named Jon Schwartz senior vice president of communications and public affairs.

CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LB Jameer Thurman to a reserve/future contract.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Announced the contract of outside linebackers coach Joey Porter will not be renewed.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed DL Kapron Lewis-Moore to a reserve/future contract.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released WRr D’haquille Williams.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed FB John Rush to a two-year contract extension. Signed DB Eric Patterson.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled F Greg McKegg from Charlotte (AHL). Placed F Jordan Staal on injured reserve.

ECHL

ECHL — Suspended Greenville’s Travis Howe 18 games for his actions in a Dec. 29 game against Florida. Suspended Wichita’s Jakob Stukel two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Jan. 2 game at Utah. Suspended Toledo’s Connor Schmidt two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Jan. 3 game at Wheeling.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW — Named Tim Bezbatchenko president and Caleb Porter coach.

National Women’s Soccer League

WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Named Larry Best chief executive officer.

COLLEGE

GEORGIA — WR Riley Ridley and TE Isaac Nauta will enter the NFL draft.

LOUISVILLE — Named Cort Dennison co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach; Stephen Field recruiting director; Chad Scott running backs coach.

MARTIN METHODIST — Named Amleto Monacelli men’s and women’s assistant bowling coach.

MEMPHIS — Named Kevin Johns offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

OHIO STATE — C Michael Jordan will enter the NFL draft.

OKLAHOMA — Named Alex Grinch defensive coordinator.

PENN STATE — Suspended basketball coach Patrick Chambers for one game for shoving a player during a loss at Michigan.

PITTSBURGH — Fired offensive coordinator Shawn Watson and wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman.

ST. NORBERT — Announced the retirement of women’s basketball coach Connie Tilley at the end of season.

STANFORD — WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside will enter the NFL draft.