Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

American League

TEXAS RANGERS — Announced Down East (Carolina) general manager Wade Howell was promoted to vice president of the club. Promoted Janell Bullock and Jon Clemmons to assistant general managers at Down East.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Acquired INF Erik Gonzalez and RHPs Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza from Cleveland for OF Jordan Luplow and INF Max Moroff.

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed CB David Amerson and Leonard Johnson. Signed OL Rick Leonard to the practice squad.

ATLANTA FALCONS — Activated LB Deion Jones.


BUFFALO BILLS — Signed WR Deonte Thompson.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Mike Ford from the practice squad. Placed G T.J. Lang on injured reserve. Signed S David Jones to the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed OT Rees Odhiambo to the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed WR Brice Butler.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed LB Ramon Humber.

National Hockey League

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reinstated F Austin Watson.

NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled G Marek Mazanec from Hartford (AHL). Assigned G Alexandar Georgiev to Hartford.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — Signed general manager Jim Rutherford to a contract extension through the 2021-22 season. Traded F Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings for F Tanner Pearson.

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Manitoba F Felix Girard two games for his actions in a Nov. 13 game at San Antonio.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Assigned C Trevor Yates to Toledo (ECHL).


ATLANTA GLADIATORS — Announced D Olivier Galipeau was recalled by Providence (AHL).


TENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT — Suspended Guatemalan player Christopher Diaz-Figueroa three years and fined him $5,000 after admitting to match-fixing and failing to report a corrupt approach to the TIU.


ERSKINE — Named A. Shapleigh Boyd football coach.

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