Tuesday's sports transactions

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 18 2011 11:04 p.m. MST

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Agreed to terms with RHP Joel Hanrahan on a one-year contract and RHP Jose Veras and C Wyatt Toregas on minor league contracts.

SAN DIEGO PADRES_Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Adams, RHP Heath Bell, RHP Tim Stauffer, INF Chase Headley and OF Ryan Ludwick on one-year contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS_Agreed to terms with LHP Cody Ross, LHP Jonathan Sanchez and RHP Ramon Ramirez on one-year contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Agreed to terms with LHP Doug Slaten and OF Michael Morse on one-year contracts.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX_Released INF Adolfo Gonzalez. Signed OF Tim Alberts.

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS_Released LHP-OF Cory Patton, RHP Sean Gregory and RHP TJ Stanton. Signed INF Jesse Hoorelbeke.

FORT WORTH CATS_Signed C Ben Petralli.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS_Signed RHP Zach Ward.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Traded OF Rafael Alvarez, OF Roberto Alvarez and a player to be named to Lake County (North American) for OF Jon Nelson and a player to be named. Traded RHP Jim Paduch, INF Juan M. Richardson and cash to the Chico (North American) for OF-LHP Blake Gailen, OF Maikel Jova and C Robby Alcombrack.

ST. PAUL SAINTS_Signed RHP Kyle Foster and INF Steve Mays. Traded INF Kraig Binick to New Jersey (Can-Am) for INF Mario Delgado.

WICHITA WINGNUTS_Released RHP Gabe Medina.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS_Signed OF Kennard Jones.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Released INF Abraham O. Nunez.

QUEBEC CAPITALES_Sold the contract of OF Sebastien Boucher to Philadelphia (NL). Released RHP Andy Schon and OF Anthony Cros.

WORCESTER TORNADOES_Released RHP John Kelly.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS_Signed G-F Damien Wilkins to a second 10-day contract.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_Named Troy Wenzel athletic trainer.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS_Signed TE Marquez Branson, C Rob Bruggeman, WR Tim Buckley, WR Brandyn Harvey, DE Emmanuel Stephens, WR Andy Strickland and G Jose Valdez to reserve-future contracts.

BALTIMORE RAVENS_Promoted secondary coach Chuck Pagano to defensive coordinator.

CHICAGO BEARS_Signed QB Matt Gutierrez to a reserve/future contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Signed TE Carson Butler, QB Jonathan Crompton, WR Darnell Jenkins, WR Buddy Farnham, DL Marlon Favorite, DB Thad Turner and DB Ross Vetrone.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Fired offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. Named Tom Cable assistant head coach/offensive line coach and Todd Wash defensive line coach. Promoted Kris Richard to defensive backs coach/cornerbacks and Rocky Seto to assistant defensive backs coach/safeties.

ST. LOUIS RAMS_Named Josh McDaniels offensive coordinator.

Canadian Football League

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS_Re-signed OL Gene Makowsky.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS_Named Tim Burke defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

NHL_Suspended San Jose F Scott Nichol four games for delivering a blow to the head of Phoenix D David Schlemko in a Jan. 17.

OTTAWA SENATORS_Recalled F Bobby Butler from Binghamton (AHL) on an emergency basis.

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