Friday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 5:06 PM

BASEBALL
American League

BALITMORE ORIOLES_Claimed C Luis Martinez off waivers from Texas.

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Signed RHP Brett Myers to a one-year contract.

TEXAS RANGERS_Announced C Eli Whiteside cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Claimed RHP Chad Beck off waivers from Pittsburgh.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Named Carlos Garcia manager of Altoona (EL), Frank Kremblas manager of Bradenton (FSL), Michael Ryan manager of West Virginia (SAL), Dave Turgeon manager of Jamestown (NYP), Milver Reyes manager of the GCL Pirates and Keoni De Renne of the Dominican Summer League team.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX_Released LHP Chuck Lofgren.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Signed INF Gaetano Giunta.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES_Signed INF Chris McClendon and OF Jon Myers to contract extensions.

JOLIET SLAMMERS_Signed RHP Matt Sommo to a contract extension.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS_Waived F Dominic McGuire.

NBA Development League

RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS_Acquired C Hassan Whiteside from Sioux Falls for F Damian Saunders.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS_Signed WR Brittan Golden to a reserve/future contract.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS_Announced general manager Scott Pioli and the team have "mutually parted ways."

NEW YORK GIANTS_Signed OT Matt McCants, OT Levy Adcock, G Stephen Goodwin, TE Larry Donnell, DE Matt Broha, CB Laron Scott, QB Curtis Painter, LB Jake Muasau, WR Brandon Collins, CB Trumaine McBride, WR Kevin Hardy, G Michael Jasper, DT Bobby Skinner to reserve-future contracts.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES_Named CB Chris Hawkins.

HOCKEY
American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS_Announced RW Willie Coetzee was assigned to the team from Toledo (ECHL) and RW Andrej Nestrasil and D Gleason Fournier were assigned to Toledo.

ECHL

READING ROYALS_Released F Brandon Blandina. Activated F Kirk MacDonald from the reserve list. Placed F Danick Paquette on the reserve list.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

NEW YORK RED BULLS_Terminated the contract of MF Victor Palsson.

COLLEGE

FIU_Named Ron Turner football coach.

LSU_Announced S Eric Reid will enter the NFL draft.

WISCONSIN_Announced C Travis Frederick will enter the NFL draft.

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