Friday’s Transactions


Major League Baseball

MLB — The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball suspended Cleveland Guardians minor league LHP Jaime Arias, currently on the roster of Akron (EL), for 80 games after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Minor League drug Prevention and Treatment program.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled LHP Nick Vespi from Norfolk (IL). Optioned LHP Bruce Zimmerman to Norfolk.

BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Brahian Rijo on a minor league contract. Reinstated OF Adam Duvall from the 60-day IL. Selected the contract of LHP Joe Jacques from Worcester (IL). Transferred LHP Chris Sale from the 15-day IL to the 60-day IL. Optioned INF Enmanuel Valdez to Worcester. Designated LHP Matt Dermody for assignment.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned LHP Tanner Banks to Charlotte (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS — Sent OF Matt Vierling to Toledo (IL) on a rehab assignment. Transferred RHP Spencer Turnbull from the 15-day IL to the 60-day IL. Claimed 2B Nick Solak off waivers from Atlanta and optioned him to Louisville. Optioned INF Tyler Nevin to Toledo. Reinstated OF Kerry Carpenter from the 10-day IL.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed OF Yordan Alvarez on the 10-day IL. Recalled C Cesar Salazar from Sugar Land (PCL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed RF Edward Olivares on the restricted list. Recalled C Nate Eaton from Omaha (IL).

MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed LHP Caleb Thielbar on the 15-day IL, retroactive to June 6. Recalled RHP Josh Winder from St. Paul (IL). Sent LF Joey Gallo to St. Paul on a rehab assignment.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Randy Vasquez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Sent RHP Freddy Tarnok to the Arizona Complex League (ACL) on a rehab assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Shawn Semple on a minor league contract. Reinstated RHP Penn Murfee from the 15-day IL. Optioned RHP Matt Festa to Tacoma (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Reinstated RHP Mitch White from the 60-day IL. Designated RHP Anthony Bass for assignment. Sent C Danny Jansen to Buffalo (IL) on a rehab assignment. Acquired 2B Jeffrey Wehler from Staten Island (Atlantic League).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Sent LHPs Anthony Misiewicz and Joe Mantiply to Reno (PCL) on a rehab assignment.

CHICAGO CUBS — Recalled INF Nick Madrigal from Iowa (IL). Optioned INF Miles Mastrobuoni to Iowa.

CINCINNATI REDS — Placed RHP Graham Ashcraft on the 15-day IL. Sent 1B Wil Myers to Louisville (IL) on a rehab assignment. Recalled RHPs Ricky Karcher and Joel Kuhnel from Louisville.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Recalled RHP Tyson Miller from Nashville (IL). Placed LHP Bennett Sousa on the 15-day IL, retroactive to June 8 and RHP Jake Cousins on the 15-day IL, retroactive to June 4. Sent RHP Jason Alexander to Arizona Complex League (ACL) on a rehab assignment.

NEW YORK METS — Placed INF Pete Alonso on the 10-day IL, retroactive to June 8. Recalled INF Luis Guillorme and LHP Zack Muckenhirn from Syracuse (IL). Designated RHP Stephen Nogosek for assignment. Sent C Tomas Nido outright to Syracuse.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Reinstated LHP Jose Alvarado from the 15-day IL. Optioned RHP Connor Brogdon to Lehigh Valley (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Recalled OF Canaan Smith-Njigba from Indianapolis (IL). Designated RHP Chase De Jong for assignment.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Reinstated OF Dylan Carlson from the 10-day IL. Optioned INF/OF Juan Yepez to Memphis (IL). Reinstated RHP Jake Woodford from the 15-day IL and optioned him to Memphis.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Sent OF David Dahl outright to El Paso (PCL).

Minor League Baseball

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Reinstated C Chance Sisco to the active roster. Released INF Edward Salcedo.

Frontier League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed INF Jordan Howard.

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Traded RHP Chas Cywin to Winnipeg (American Association). Signed 1B Sam Abbott.

TRI-CITY VALLEYCATS — Signed RHP Dan Bebee and INF Robbie Merced.


National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS — Named Drew Raucina area scout and Ryan Weese combine scout. Named Erika Marmolejo director of player engagement and Ryan Hubley football research analyst.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Released DE Takk McKinley.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released RB Dalvin Cook.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Named Sarah Bailey director of football research and development.


National Hockey League

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Traded D Damon Severson to Columbus in exchange for a third-round 2023 draft pick.

Minor League Hockey


IDAHO STEELHEADS — Activated F Zach Walker from reserve. Placed F Zane Franklin on reserve.


Major League Soccer

ATLANTA UNITED FC — Recalled M Jackson Conway from Phoenix (USL Championship), then assigned him to Atlanta United 2 (MLS Next Pro).

COLUMBUS CREW — Acquired D Yevhen Cheberko from NK Osijek (Croatian First Division), pending receipt of his international transfer certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa.

LOS ANGELES FC — Signed M Bajung Darboe as homegrown player to a four-year contract through the 2026 season with a club option for 2027.

MINNESOTA UNITED FC — Acquired $50,000 in general allocation money (GAM) from Los Angeles FC in exchange for the homegrown priority of M Bajung Danboe.

NEW YORK RED BULLS — Terminated the loan of D Yostin Salinas.

ORLANDO CITY SC — Signed M Alejandro Granados to a short-term agreement from Orlando City B (MLS Next Pro).


GEORGE WASHINGTON — Named Lamont Franklin assistant men’s basketball coach.