=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Thursday, April 17, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Chicago White Sox - Purchased the contract of pitcher Zach Putnam from
Charlotte (IL); designated pitcher Donnie Veal for assignment.
Kansas City Royals - Placed outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled
list; recalled pitcher Justin Marks from Omaha (PCL).
Major League Baseball - Suspended Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi
50 games without pay for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment
Milwaukee Brewers - Placed first baseman Lyle Overbay on the paternity list;
recalled infielder Elian Herrera from Nashville (PCL).
Minnesota Twins - Recalled infielder Eduardo Nunez from Rochester (IL).
Seattle Mariners - Activated pitcher Stephen Pryor from the 15-day disabled
list and optioned him to Tacoma (PCL).
St. Louis Cardinals - Placed pitcher Joe Kelly on the 15-day disabled list;
optioned pitcher Keith Butler from Memphis (PCL); recalled pitchers Eric
Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Memphis.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Signed long snapper Ryan King to a contract
Indianapolis Colts - Announced guard Joe Reitz signed his restricted free
Jacksonville Jaguars - Released linebacker Russell Allen; waived defensive
ends D'Aundre Reed and Will Pericak and wide receiver Jabin Sambrano.
Minnesota Vikings - Signed safety Kurt Coleman.
Montreal Alouettes (CFL) - Signed wide receiver Chad Johnson to a two-year
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Released wide receivers Austin Coleman and
Antonio Robinson, defensive back Kevin Prempeh, offensive lineman Eric
Armitage and linebacker Doug Hogue.
=== HOCKEY ===
Calgary Flames - Assigned center Markus Granlund to Abbotsford (AHL).
Detroit Red Wings - Assigned forward Willie Coetzee and defenseman Xavier
Ouellet and Ryan Sproul to Grand Rapids (AHL).
St. Louis Blues - Assigned forward Keith Aucoin to Chicago (AHL).