January 28, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Agreed Right fielder Hunter Pence and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a $10.4 million, one-year contract. Pence hit .314 with 22 homers and a career-high 97 RBIs for Houston and Philadelphia last season, when he made $6.9 million. He was acquired from the Astros on July 29. The club also agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Juan Pierre. The 34-year-old hit .279 with two homers, 50 RBIs and 27 steals for the Chicago White Sox last season, starting 152 games in left field.

• Former Seattle Mariners infielder Matt Tuiasosopo agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The 25-year-old hit .226 with 14 homers and 77 RBIs in 439 at-bats last season with Seattle’s Triple-A Tacoma farm team. He had a .176 average with five homers and 15 RBIs with the Mariners from 2008-10.

• The Denver Broncos agreed to terms with Jack Del Rio to become the club’s new defensive coordinator.

Hired The Miami Dolphins hired Mike Sherman as offensive coordinator, also adding Kevin Coyle as the team’s defensive coordinator. Combined, the 57-year-old Sherman and the 56-year-old Coyle have 68 years of football coaching experience. Sherman joins Miami after four years as head coach at Texas A&M. Coyle has been a coach in Cincinnati since 2001.

• The Cleveland Browns hired former Minnesota coach Brad Childress as their new offensive coordinator. Childress spent five seasons with the Vikings before he was fired in 2010.

Promoted The Baltimore Ravens promoted linebackers coach Dean Pees to replace defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

Sidelined Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut is expected to miss 8-12 weeks with a fractured left ankle. The team disclosed the update after more tests on Friday, one day after saying Bogut would be out indefinitely. Bogut was hurt Wednesday night against Houston when his foot landed awkwardly on a Rockets player’s foot.

Announced The College of Charleston announced that head basketball coach Bobby Cremins, 64, is taking an indefinite leave of absence for a medical condition and will not be back this season. Assistant coach Mark Byington will take over the team, which started the season 10-2 with wins over Clemson and Tennessee, but has lost six of its last eight. The school did not specify Cremins’ conditions. Charleston athletic director Joe Hull did say Cremins’ condition was not life threatening.

Signed San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum passed his physical and officially signed his $40.5 million, two-year contract.


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