Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

American League

NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Jonathan Holder to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Placed C Gary Sánchez on the 10-day IL. Recalled C Kyle Higashioka and LHP Nestor Cortes from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Activated C Willson Contreras from the 10-day IL. Optioned INF Addison Russell to Iowa (PCL).

COLORADO ROCKIES — Recalled RHP Yency Almonte from Albuquerque (PCL) (26th man).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Placed INF Brad Miller on the 10-day IL. Placed RHP Victor Alcántara on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 21. Activated INF-OF Sean Rodriguez from the IL. Recalled RHP José Cisnero from Toledo (IL).


PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Announced RHP Keone Kela was reinstated from the suspended list. Placed RHP Clay Holmes has been placed on the 10-day IL. Transferred C Francisco Cervelli to the 60-day IL.

Frontier League

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Sold the contract of RHP Micah Kaczor to the Colorado Rockies. Signed RHP Taylor Sugg.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed OF Jumpei Akanuma. Released C Zach Taylor.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed 3B Taylor Sparks. Released SS Jhombeyker Morales.

National Football League

NFL — Suspended Tennessee OT Taylor Lewan for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers.

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed LB Matt Longacre to a one-year contract.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Released WR Allen Hurns. Signed QB Taryn Christion.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released DL Mike Daniels.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Placed S Justin Reid on the active/NFI list.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed C Daniel Munyer and RB Aca’Cedric Ware. Waived DE Dadi Nicolas and G Nico Siragusa. Removed WR Daurice Fountain from the NFI list. Placed RB Spencer Ware on the PUP list.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Waived LB Jayrone Elliott. Placed S T.J. McDonald on the PUP list.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Claimed RB De’Angelo Henderson off waivers from the New York Jets. Waived S Micah Abernathy.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Received a commissioner’s exemption for suspended DB Kamrin Moore. Signed K Joey Slye. Claimed WR Da’Mari Scott from the Buffalo Bills. Terminated the contract of DB Tony Lippett. Signed TE Isaiah Searight. Waived TE Eric Dungey.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Placed RB Melvin Gordon on the reserve/did not report list. Placed LT Russell Okung on the non-football injury list and LB Jatavis Brown on the PUP list.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed DL Damontre Moore to a one-year contract.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed DT Earl Mitchell and WR Daniel Williams. Released RB Marcelias Sutton and CB Derrek Thomas. Placed S Lano Hill on the PUP list and WR Caleb Scott on the NFI list.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed TE Troy Niklas and CB Mazzi Wilkins. Placed LB Jason Pierre-Paul on the active/NFI list.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Released WR Alex Morrison and OL Jamar McGloster.

National Hockey League

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Named Marc Savard assistant coach.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed D Christian Djoos to a one-year contract.

Major League Soccer

D.C. UNITED — Signed M Gordon Wild. Waived D Akeem Ward.

USL Championship

USLC — Suspended Austin’s Edson Braafheid two games following his red card for serious foul play in a July 19 match against Phoenix. Suspended Orange County’s Jose da Silva one game following his red card for denial of a goalscoring opportunity in a July 20 match against San Antonio. Suspended Colorado Springs’s Abdul Rwutubyaye one game following his red card for two cautionable offenses in a July 20 match against OKC Energy. Suspended Hartford’s Sem de Wit, New York’s Jean-Kristof Koffi, Orange County’s Harry Forrester and Ottawa’s Chris Manella each for one game for caution accumulation after receiving their fifth yellow card of the season this past weekend.


BARTON — Named Keith Gorman baseball coach.

COLORADO — Named Darrin Chiaverini assistant head football coach.

DAYTON — Named Jay Minton part-time tight ends assistant coach.

DOANE — Named Sheronda Powell women’s basketball coach.

HOFSTRA — Named Ricky Kerins director of ticket sales and operations.

PROVIDENCE — Signed women’s soccer coach Sam Lopes to a contract extension. Promoted Kyle Bak to associate head women’s soccer coach. Named Carlos Pinhancos women’s soccer recruiting coordinator and Katie Day women’s graduate assistant soccer coach.

SAINT JOSEPH’S — Named Reggie Cameron men’s basketball graduate manager.

TULANE — Named Ayoleka Sodade women’s graduate assistant basketball coach.

TUSCULUM — Named Jason Morris women’s assistant volleyball coach.

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