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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:00 am

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

MINNESOTA TWINS — Named Jeremy Zoll director of minor league operations, Daniel Adler director of baseball operations and Brad Steil director of professional scouting. Promoted Ezra Wise to baseball operations assistant.

National League

MIAMI MARLINS — Named Gary Denbo vice president/scouting and player development.

NEW YORK METS — Announced they will purchase the Syracuse Chiefs (IL).

BASKETBALL

NBA

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Agreed to terms with C Joel Embiid on a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.

FOOTBALL

NFL

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released RB Chris Johnson. Placed LS Aaron Brewer on injured reserve. Signed LS Justin Drescher.

BUFFALO BILLS — Signed TE Ryan O’Malley and C Adam Redmond to the practice squad.

CHICAGO BEARS — Placed LB Willie Young on injured reserve.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Waived/injured OL Matt McCants. Released TE J.P. Holtz from the practice squad. Signed TE Matt Lengel to the practice squad.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Traded RB Adrian Peterson to Arizona for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick.

HOCKEY

NHL

COLORADO AVALANCHE — Announced an affiliation agreement with Colorado (AHL) beginning with the 2018-19 season.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned F Zach Nastasiuk and D Vili Saarijarvi from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS — Released LW Andrew Desjardins from a professional tryout agreement. Assigned F Filip Chytil to Hartford (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Signed a five-year affiliation agreement with San Antonio (AHL) to begin with the 2018-19 season.

AHL

AHL — Approved the Colorado Eagles as an expansion franchise for the 2018-19 season.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Assigned D Patrick McCarron to Toledo (ECHL).

ECHL

ECHL — Suspended Orlando F Brandon Platt four games and Idaho D Corbin Baldwin and Colorado LW Jesse Mychan two games.

COLLEGE

EAST CAROLINA — Named John Gutekunst football defensive analyst.

IOWA — Announced athletic director Gary Barta is taking an extended leave of absence to fight prostate cancer. Named deputy athletic director Barbara Burke interim athletic director.