Thursday's Sports Transactions

November 02, 2017 - 3:05 pm

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Named Tony La Russa as vice president, special assistant to the president of baseball operations; Ron Roenicke bench coach; Tom Goodwin first base coach and outfield instructor; and Carlos Febles third base coach and infield instructor. Announced Dana LeVangie will return as bullpen coach and catching coordinator. Exercised the 2018 contract options on RHP Craig Kimbrel and LHP Chris Sale. Reinstated INF Marco Hernandez and RHPs Tyler Thornburg and Steven Wright from the 60-day DL. Reinstated LHP Robbie Ross Jr. and INF Josh Rutledge from the 60-day DL and both elected free agency after refusing outright assignments. Selected the contracts of OF Bryce Brentz and LHP Williams Jerez from Pawtucket (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS — Named Rick Anderson bullpen coach, Chris Bosio pitching coach, Dave Clark third base coach, Phil Clark assistant hitting coach, Steve Liddle bench coach, Lloyd McClendon hitting coach, Ramon Santiago first base coach and Joe Vavra quality control coach.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with OF Justin Upton on a new five-year contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Announced C Erik Kratz refused an outright assignment and elected free agency.

NBA G League

DELAWARE 87ERS — Waived F Damonte Dodd, F Devin Gilligan, G Tyler Haws, G-F Dustin Salisbery and G Isaiah Zierden.

National Football League

DETROIT LIONS — Signed T Dan Skipper to the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed QB Andrew Luck on injured reserve.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Released QB Philip Nelson, WR Garry Brown, DE Chris Casher and DL Sam Montgomery from the practice roster.

National Hockey League

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled F Liam O'Brien from Hershey (AHL). Reassigned F Anthony Peluso to Hershey.

National Lacrosse League

VANCOUVER STEALTH — Acquired G Brodie MacDonald from Georgia for a conditional 2020 fifth-round draft pick.

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