The St. Paul Saints made two pitching moves on Thursday, signing Jeff Malm and putting former Twin Caleb Thielbar on the disabled list.

Malm, 26, a fifth-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009, pitched last season for Rancho Cucamonga (2-1, 1.57) in Class A and Tulsa (1-1, 2.79) in Class AA.

Thielbar, since signing May 27 with the Saints, had appeared in 17 games and pitched 22⅓ innings. He was 2-1 with one save and a 2.01 ERA.

The Saints were 3-7 in their past 10 games into Thursday's game.


• The Gophers women's hockey program released its 2017-18 schedule, which includes a 24-game WCHA regular-season slate. The team's season-opening series will be vs. visiting Merrimack on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. The WCHA Final Faceoff and the NCAA Women's Frozen Four both return to Ridder Arena in the 2018 postseason.

• Gophers senior defensive tackle Steven Richardson was named to preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy (standout interior linemen) and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (national defensive player of the year). He was previously named to the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award (another top defensive player honor).

• Tyler Westra of Sioux Falls, S.D., shot a 3-under 69 to lead by one shot over Jack Johnson of Chaska and Gavin Cronkhite of Lakeville after the opening round of the Boys Junior Section PGA Championship at Chaska Town Course.