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American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Jason Johnson to Wilmington of the Carolina League.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Released OF-DH Ruben Sierra.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent C Chad Moeller outright to Nashville of the PCL.

American Association

COASTAL BEND AVIATORS — Released C-INF Jeff Ontiveros. Signed RHP Trevor Clay.

EL PASO DIABLOS — Released INF Curtis Wragg.

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Released INF Victor Rodriguez.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Released OF Bobby Brown.

Midwest League

SWING OF THE QUAD CITIES — Sent RHP Brian Stitt to Palm Beach of the FSL.

Atlantic League

SOMERSET PATRIOTS — Acquired C Jeremy Booth from Newark for future considerations.

Can-Am League

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Released OF Nick Trainor.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS — Traded INF Ryan Lehr to Coastal Bend for a player to be named.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Released LHP Joey Watts.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed INF Michael Just and C Wayne Astrauskas. Released OF Leo Grullon and C Jeff Stevens.

ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS — Signed INF Ryan Gibson. Released 3B Mike Bidwill.


National Basketball Association

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS — Announced Paul Mott, president, has left the organization.


National Football League

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed G Max Jean-Gilles to a four-year contract.

Canadian Football League

CFL — Announced the resignation of Brent Scrimshaw, chief marketing officer.

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Fired Greg Marshall, coach. Named Ron Lancaster interim coach.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed Brendan Taman, general manager, to a contract extension.


AUSTIN PEAY — Named Camry Whitaker women's assistant basketball coach.

CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO — Named Monique Nolan women's assistant basketball coach.

EASTERN ILLINOIS — Named Marcus Belcher men's assistant basketball coach.

ILLINOIS STATE — Named Holmon Wiggins assistant football coach.

LAMAR — Named Don Skelton men's assistant basketball coach.

SAN DIEGO — Named Brent Hilliard interim women's volleyball coach.

SCRANTON — Named Kevin Dugan men's lacrosse coach.

SMU — Named Lance Irvin men's assistant basketball coach.

SUSQUEHANNA — Named Brenda Brewer women's lacrosse coach.

TENNESSEE-MARTIN — Named Craig Roberts women's soccer coach.

UCF — Named Bryan Peters assistant baseball coach and Derek Wolf director of baseball operations.