OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Cincinnati minor league pitcher Junior Harding (Reds-Arizona) 50 games after testing positive for Methylphenidate; Minnesota minor league pitcher Alex Schick (Cedar Rapids-MWL) 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine; and Baltimore minor league OF Trey Whitley (Orioles-GCL) 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse all violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Major League Baseball Players Association
MLBPA — Promoted Chris Dahl to director of communications and Gretchen Mueller to managing director, digital media and creative strategy. Named Jerry Crasnick senior adviser: player, agent, and media relations; and Anthony Solis communications coordinator.
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with LHP Oliver Perez on a one-year contract.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Sent RHP Miguel Almonte outright to Salt Lake City (PCL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with RHP Marco Estrada on a one-year contract. Sent RHP Parker Bridwell outright to Las Vegas (PCL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Sent LHP Jared Miller outright to Reno (PCL).
EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed LHP Jake Davis to a contract extension.
FLORENCE FREEDOM — Acquired OF Isaac Benard from Milwaukee (AA) to complete a previous trade.
National Basketball Association
NBA — Suspended Denver C Nikola Jokic one game for leaving the bench during an altercation and fined Denver C Mason Plumlee $25,000 and Utah C Derrick Favors $15,000 for engaging in the altercation during a Jan. 23 game.
National Football League
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Named Mike Smith outside linebackers coach.