Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Acquired RHP Anthony Varvaro from Atlanta Braves for RHP Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Acquired OF Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs for RHP Matt Brazis. Designated RHP Logan Bawcom for assignment.

TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on a one-year contract. Signed 1B Kyle Blanks and INF Tommy Field to minor league contracts.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Named Dave Keller minor league Latin America field coordinator; Tom Beyers minor league assistant hitting coordinator; Rey Fuentes Latin coordinator-mental skills program; Darnell McDonald mental skills program coordinator; Mike Cather pitching coach and Leo Perez assistant hitting coach for Iowa (PCL); Guillermo Martinez assistant hitting coach for Tennessee (SL); Mark Johnson manager, David Rosario pitching coach and Chris Gutierrez assistant hitting coach for Myrtle Beach (Carolina); Jimmy Gonzalez manager, Brian Lawrence pitching coach, Jesus Feliciano hitting coach and Osmin Melendez assistant hitting coach for South Bend (MWL); Anderson Tavares pitching coach, Ricardo Medina hitting coach, Terrmel Sledge assistant hitting coach and Mike McNulty trainer for Eugene (NWL); Carmelo Martinez manager, Ron Villone pitching coach, Oscar Bernard hitting coach, Ty Wright assistant hitting coach and Toby Williams trainer for Mesa (Arizona); Armando Gabino pitching coach and Claudio Almonte hitting coach for the Dominican Rookie team; and Eduardo Villacis pitching coach for the Venezuelan rookie team.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Morrow on a one-year contract. Designated LHP Juan Oramas for assignment.

American Association

AMARILLO THUNDERHEADS — Traded RHP Kellen Moen to Camden in exchange for INF Zack MacPhee.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released RHP Nick Green and INF Brandon Pinckney.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released C Matt Hitt.

National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed S Jean Fanor to the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed S Ahmad Dixon. Signed G Jordan McCray to the practice squad.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed TE Steve Maneri. Placed DL Dominique Easley on injured reserve. Signed QB Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Released CB Crezdon Butler. Signed DL Lawrence Sidbury. Signed DB Varmah Sonie to the practice squad.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Re-signed DB Matt Bucknor. Fired defensive coordinator Gary Etcheverry.

National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES — Sent C Mikhail Grigorenko to Rochester (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Reassigned G Scott Darling to Rockford (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Reassigned D Shane O’Brien to San Antonio (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL — Announced the league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the transfer of ownership of the Texas Stars franchise to Northland Properties Corporation.


ELMIRA JACKALS — Announced F Brodie Reid was returned by Adirondack (AHL). Activated F Lucas Bloodoff from the 21-day injured reserve list.

National Lacrosse League

MINNESOTA SWARM — Placed F Logan Schuss on the holdout list.

Major League Soccer

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Signed F Dom Dwyer to a contract extension.


CHOWAN — Named Melissa Nakasuji women’s lacrosse coach.

CUMBERLAND (TENN.) — Announced the resignation of wrestling coach Todd Allen. Named Shaine Jaime interim wrestling coach.

SAMFORD — Promoted Tyler Shrout to full-time assistant baseball coach. Named Luke Murton volunteer assistant baseball coach and Matt Burns director of baseball operations.

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