Thursday’s Transactions

BASEBALL
Major League Baseball
National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with RHP Anthony Swarzak on a minor league contract.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed OF Ian Desmond o the restricted list.

Minor League
Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Named Darin Downs pitching coach. Signed OF Lew Ford.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed LB Thomas Davis and TE Greg Olsen to a one-day contract for retirement with the club.

DETROIT LIONS — Announced that they have tendered the contracts for FB Jason Cabinda, P Jack Fox and T Matt Nelson.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Re-signed DE Stephen Weatherly.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Released WR Golden Tate and LB David Mayo.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a one-year contract.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

NHL — Fined Washington F Alex Ovechkin for spearing Boston’s Trent Frederic during a March 3 game.

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled G Anthony Stolarz, RW Vinni Lettieri, D Jamie Drysdale and C Chase De Leo from San Diego (AHL). Assigned G Lukas Dostal, D Hunter Drew and LW Maxim Golod to San Diego (AHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE — Assigned C Sheldon Dries to Colorado (AHL) and C Josh Dickinson to Utah (ECHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled C Rasmus Kupari from Ontario (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled D Jeremy Davis and Cs Rem Pitlick and Brett Seney form the minor league taxi squad. Assigned LW Tanner Jeannot to Chicago (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS — Agreed to terms with Ds Braden Schneider on a one-year contract and Mason Geertsen on one-year contract then loaned him to Hartford (AHL). Recalled RW Patrick Newell from Hartford (AHL). Assigned D Mason Geertsen to Hartford (AHL).

American Hockey League

ONTARIO REIGN — Recalled Ds Daniel Brickley and Markus Phillips from the minor league taxi squad.

TUCSON ROADRUNNERS — Released D Andrew Nielsen from his professional tryout contract.

East Coast Hockey League

ECHL — Fined and suspended Wheeling C/RW Sean Josling for one game and an undisclosed amount for slashing Indy’s Joe Sullivan during a March 3 game. Suspended and fined Indy RW Joe Sullivan for five games an and undisclosed amount as a result of his actions against Wheeling’s Sean Josling during a March 3 game.

UTAH GRIZZLIES — Traded G Evan Buitenhuis to Florida (ECHL).

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

ATLANTA UNITED — Signed G Ben Lundgaard to a two-year contract.

COLORADO RAPIDS — Acquired D Michael Edwards from DC United for General Allocation Money (GAM) and performance compensation and signed him to a two-year contract. Acquired W Dantouma Toure from New York Red Bulls for General Allocation Money (GAM) and performance compensation and signed him to a four-year contract.

LA GALAXY — Acquired D Derrick Williams from DC United in exchange for General Allocation Money (GAM) and signed him to a two-year contract.

MINNESOTA UNITED — Signed F Patrick Weah to a four-year contract.

NEW YORK CITY FC — Signed MF James Sands to a five-year contract extension. Signed G Cody Mizell for 2021 season.

PHILADELPHIA UNION — Announced the retirement of D Ray Gaaddis.

United Soccer League

LA GALAXY II — Signed MF Axel Picazo.

COLLEGE

NCAA — Named Charlie Cobb to football’s CFP Selection Committee.

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY — Named Latrell Scott football’s passing game coordinator, tight ends/inside receiver coach.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE — Named Mike Ekeler football’s outside linebacker coach and special team coordinator.

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