Friday’s Sports Transactions

BASEBALL

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.

American League

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).

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OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with RHP Marco Estrada on a one-year contract. Sent RHP Parker Bridwell outright to Las Vegas (PCL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Sent LHP Jared Miller outright to Reno (PCL).

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed LHP Jake Davis to a contract extension.

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Acquired OF Isaac Benard from Milwaukee (AA) to complete a previous trade.

BASKETBALL
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.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Named Mike Smith outside linebackers coach.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed K Adam Vinatieri.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed LB Korey Jones to a contract extension. Signed WR Harry McMaster.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Re-signed LB Shayne Gauthier to a two-year contract.

HOCKEY
ECHL

READING ROYALS — Announced D Steve Johnson rejoined the roster after being released from a professional tryout contract with Hershey (AHL).

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

MINNESOTA UNITED — Signed D Romain Metanire from Reims (France) using Targeted Allocation Money.

NEW YORK CITY FC — Announced F Jo Inge Berget and the team agreed to mutually terminate the Berget’s contract.

North Premier Soccer League

NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed M Ricardo Bocanegra.

COLLEGE

AUSTIN PEAY — Named Tim Zetts offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Reassigned Mark Powell to defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

COKER — Named Travis Neal women’s volleyball coach.

NJIT — Named Pedro Trevino women’s volleyball coach.

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