NEW YORK METS — Optioned C Travis d’Arnaud to their minor league camp. Reassigned OF Andrew Brown, OF Jamie Hoffmann, LHP Aaron Laffey and INF Brian Bixler to their minor league camp. Sent INF Brandon Hicks outright to their minor league camp.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Released INF Yuniesky Betancourt. Traded RHP Julio Rodriguez to Baltimore for OF Ronnie Welty.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned LHP Dan Runzler to Fresno (PCL).
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed RHP Christian Garcia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Sent INF Carlos Rivero outright to Syracuse (IL).|
BALTIMORE RAVENS — Agreed to terms with DE Elvis Dumervil on a five-year contract.
CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with LB James Anderson on a one-year contract.|
|National Hockey League|
FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled C Greg Rallo from San Antonio (AHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed LW Alexei Ponikarovsky on injured reserve, retroactive to March 19. Recalled LW Harri Pesonen from Albany (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned D Stu Bickel to Connecticut (AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Fired coach Guy Boucher.|
|American Hockey League|
PEORIA RIVERMEN — Signed D Daniel Tetrault to a professional tryout contract.|
ECHL — Suspended Toledo D Cody Lampl one game and fined him an undisclosed amount.
UCLA — Fired men’s basketball coach Ben Howland.