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Monday’s Sports Transactions

January 7, 2019
American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Named P.J. Jones, John Stockstill and Josh Wilson major league scouts; Joey Lothrop, Steve Taylor and Matt Zmuda area scouts; Josh Kragness senior software engineer; Beau Horan, Aidan Kearns and Zach Wolf analysts; Rafael Martinez director of Latin American player development; and David Allende and Jim McKew coordinators of player development. Promoted Jim Logue to director of baseball analytics; Drew Jordan, Maggie O’Hara, Shane Piesik and Danny Vargovick to senior analysts; Wilfredo Crespo and Jimmy Ortiz to administrators of the Dominican Academy; and Justin Henry and Dave Lottsfeldt to regional crosscheckers.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Named Sarah Kincart manager/business communications.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Named James Stone trainer of Omaha (PCL); Darryl Kennedy manager, Doug Henry pitching coach, Abraham Nunez hitting coach, Nelson Liriano bench coach, Justin Kemp trainer and Will Gilmore strength and conditioning coach of Northwest Arkansas (TL); Scott Thorman manager, Larry Sutton hitting coach and Saburo Hagihara trainer of Wilmington (Carolina); Brooks Conrad manager, Danny Accola trainer and Tyler Burks strength and conditioning coach of Lexington (SAL); Clayton Mortensen pitching coach, Masa Koyanagi trainer and Jamie Collins strength and conditioning coach of Idaho Falls (Pioneer); Chris Widger manager, Andy LaRoche hitting coach, Brad Groleau trainer and Yannick Plante strength and conditioning coach of Burlington (Appalachian); Julio Pimental pitching coach and Gareth Webber strength and conditioning coach of the AZL Royals; Jeff Suppan roving minor league pitching coach; Leon Roberts senior minor league hitting adviser; Andre David roving minor league hitting coach; Jeff Diskin director of professional development; Malcom Culver assistant to player development; John Wagle minor league strength and conditioning coordinator; and Jarret Abell assistant minor league strength and conditioning coordinator.

National League

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Named Jose Oquendo minor league instructor, Joey Prebynski major league game plan coach and Chris Bourjos, Filiberto Fernandez and Jesus Perez scouts. Promoted Adam Olsen to director of medical operations, Thomas Knox to assistant director/performance, Lance Thomason to major league strength coach, Brian Seyfert to baseball development/senior developer, Emily Wiebe to baseball development analyst/player development & performance, Javier Duran baseball operations analyst and Elijah Tupuola and Craig Richmond to scouts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Mack Jenkins pitching coach and Will Lindholm strength and conditioning coach of Hagerstown (SAL), Ralph Wheeler manager and Ryan Grose strength and conditioning coach of Auburn (NYP), Gabe Torres strength and conditioning coach of the GCL Nationals and Shane Hill strength and conditioning coach of Potomac (Carolina).

National Basketball Association


NBA G League

CAPITAL CITY GO-GO — Acquired F Duje Dukan from the available player pool.

Women’s NBA

LOS ANGELES SPARKS — Named Danita Johnson president and chief operating officer.

National Football League

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed OL David Bright and DB Ashton Lampkin to reserve/future contracts.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Waived WRs Carlos Henderson and ArDarius Stewart.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Agreed to terms with PK Justin Medlock on a two-year contract extension.

Pacific Pro Football

PPF — Named Don Yee CEO and Ed McCaffrey commissioner.


LPGA TEACHING & CLUB PRO DIVISION — Elected Marvol Bernard national president.

National Hockey League

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

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Assigned F Nikita Scherbak to Ontario (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned F John Quenneville to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled D Egor Yakovlev from Binghamton.

NEW YORK RANGERS — Reassigned G Brandon Halverson from Maine (ECHL) to Hartford (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned D Jordan Schmaltz to San Antonio (AHL). Recalled F Sammy Blais from San Antonio.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Returned F Tyler Spezia to Toledo (ECHL).


USA CYCLING — Named Rob DeMartini president and CEO.

Major League Soccer

CLUB INTERNACIONAL DE FUTBOL MIAMI — Named Niki Budalic director of soccer operations.

MONTREAL IMPACT — Transferred M Alejandro Silva to Club Olimpia (Primera Division-Paraguay).

National Premier Soccer League

NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed F Aaron Dennis.


IOWA STATE — RB David Montgomery will enter the NFL draft.

KANSAS STATE — Dismissed C Maary Lakes from the women’s basketball program.

NYU — Named Ophir Sadeh assistant softball coach.

OHIO STATE — QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. will enter the NFL draft. Named Greg Mattison and Jeff Hafley co-defensive coordinators.

PARK — Named Ashley Jones esports coach.

SAINT JOSEPH’S — Promoted Fred King to associate head women’s soccer coach.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA — Announced QB Cole Kelley is transferring from Arkansas.

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