CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned OF Daniel Johnson to Columbus (Triple-A Midwest).
CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned RHP James Norwood and LHPs Kyle Ryan and Justin Steele to Iowa (Triple-A Midwest) and LHP Brailyn Marquez to Tennessee (Double-A South). Reassigned RHP Joe Biagini, C Jose Lobaton and OFs Michael Hermosillo, Nick Martini and Ian Miller to minor league camp.
National Basketball Association
MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Acquired Fs P.J. Tucker and Rodions Kurucs from Houston in exchange for G D.J. Augustin and F D.J. Wilson and were returned their own 2022 first round draft pick and a Houston 2021 second round draft pick in exchange for Milwaukee’s 2021 and 2023 first round draft picks.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS — Fined F Paul George for public criticism of officiating.
DETROIT LIONS — Re-signed LS Don Muhlbach to a contract.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Released DT Geno Atkins.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with WR Rashard Higgins, T Greg Senat, K Cody Parkey, LB Elijah Lee, LB Malcolm Smith and WR JoJo Natson.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed WRs Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, DLs Henry Anderson and Deatrich Wise Jr., DBs Cody Davis and Jalen Mills, TE Hunter Henry, LBs Matt Judon and Kyle Van Noy and OL Ted Karras. to contracts.
National Hockey League
ARIZONA COYOTES — Signed D Vladislav Provolnev to a one-year contract.
BUFFALO SABRES — Signed G Michael Houser to a one-year contract.
DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned D Dennis Cholowski to taxi squad.