Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

BASEBALL
American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Placed RHP Hector Velázquez on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Josh Smith from Pawtucket (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Signed INF Ike Freeman.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Activated 2B Jose Altuve from the 10-day IL. Optioned LHP Cionel Pérez to Round Rock (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS — Named Danita Maxwell vice president of human resources.

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National League

CINCINNATI REDS — Reinstated SS José Iglesias from the 3-day paternity list. Optioned INF/OF Josh VanMeter to Louisville (IL).

NEW YORK METS — Signed RHP Josh Wolf to a minor league contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Reinstated RHP Trevor Williams from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Mitch Keller to Indianapolis (IL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled RHP Austin Voth from Fresno (PCL) as the 26th man.

American Association

KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Released INF Caleb Dean. Signed RHP Kenny Koplove and INF Taylor Sparks.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Acquired RHP Ryan Flores from the Trois-Rivieres Aigles (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade. Signed RHP Ryan Flores.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released RHP Grady Wood.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed OT Greg Little.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Bought out the contract of RW Corey Perry.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Signed C Kevin Hayes to a seven-year contract.

SOCCER
National Women’s Soccer League

SKY BLUE FC — Traded F Savannah McCaskill to Chicago for the highest 2020 first-round draft pick and a 2020 second-round draft pick.

COLLEGE

CHOWAN — Promoted Nikki White director of swimming.

ST. NORBERT — Named A.J. Aitken women’s ice hockey coach.

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