=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Friday, August 24, 2012 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Baltimore Orioles - Activated infielder Ryan Flaherty off the 15-day disabled
list; recalled pitcher Brian Matusz from Norfolk (IL); optioned pitcher Tommy
Hunter to Bowie (Eastern); designated pitcher J.C. Romero for assignment.
Boston Red Sox - Activated designated hitter David Ortiz from the 15-day
disabled list; optioned pitcher Junichi Tazawa to Pawtucket (IL).
Chicago Cubs - Optioned pitcher Miguel Socolovich to Iowa (PCL).
Cleveland Indians - Recalled infielder/outfielder Matt LaPorta from Columbus
(IL); optioned pitcher Frank Herrmann to Columbus.
Detroit Tigers - Recalled pitcher Drew Smyly from Toledo (IL); optioned
pitcher Luke Putkonen to Toledo.
Los Angeles Dodgers - Recalled infielder/outfielder Alex Castellanos from
Albuquerque (PCL); optioned pitcher Rubby De La Rosa to Albuquerque.
Major League Baseball - Suspended Detroit Tigers minor league outfielder
Darren Driggers for 50 games for violating Minor League Drug Prevention and
Treatment Program; suspended Chicago White Sox minor league shortstop Carlos
Gonzalez for 50 games for Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program;
suspended Seattle Mariners minor league pitcher David Pauley 50 games for
violating Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program; suspended
Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Diamond six games.
Milwaukee Brewers - Activated pitcher Shaun Marcum from the 60-day disabled
Minnesota Twins - Recalled pitcher Kyle Waldrop from Rochester (IL); optioned
outfielder Matt Carson to Rochester.
New York Mets - Activated pitcher Jeremy Hefner from the paternity list;
optioned pitcher Collin McHugh to Buffalo (IL).
New York Yankees - Reinstated pitcher CC Sabathia from the 15-day disabled
Oakland Athletics - Optioned pitcher Tyson Ross to Sacramento (PCL); recalled
pitcher Jim Miller from Sacramento; acquired pitcher Jesse Chavez from the
Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.
Philadelphia Phillies - Placed Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list;
selected the contract of catcher Steven LeRud from Reading (EL).
Pittsburgh Pirates - Reinstated infielder Jordy Mercer from the paternity
list; optioned pitcher Daniel McCutchen to Indianapolis (IL); selected
infielder Jeff Clement from Indianapolis; optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro
to Indianapolis; claimed pitcher Hisanori Takahashi off waivers from the Los
Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
St. Louis Cardinals - Optioned pitcher Barrett Browning to Memphis (PCL);
recalled pitcher Brandon Dickson from Memphis.
San Diego Padres - Placed pitcher Dale Thayer on the paternity list; recalled
pitcher Josh Spence from Tucson (PCL).
San Francisco Giants - Placed outfielder Justin Christian on the 15-day
disabled list; recalled outfielder Francisco Peguero from Fresno (PCL).
Texas Rangers - Selected the contract of infielder Luis Hernandez from Round
Rock (PCL); placed first baseman Michael Young on the paternity leave list.
Toronto Blue Jays - Activated outfielder Jose Bautista from the 15-day
disabled list; optioned pitcher Chad Beck to Las Vegas (PCL).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Released defensive tackle Landon Cohen, wide receivers
Gino Crump, Tre Gray and Jaymar Johnson, safety Eddie Elder, cornerbacks
Marshay Green and James Nixon, fullback Reagan Maui'a, linebackers Marcus
McGraw, Zack Nash and Paul Vassallo, and kicker/punter Ricky Schmitt; placed
offensive tackle Levi Brown on injured reserve; waived/injured running back
Thomas Clayton and fullback Jared Crank.
Cincinnati Bengals - Placed cornerbacks Brandon Ghee, Shaun Prater, guard
Travelle Wharton, safety Robert Sands and wide receiver/cornerback Taveon
Rogers on injured reserve; released running back Aaron Brown, guard Matt
Murphy, quarterback Tyler Hansen and defensive end Luke Black.
Dallas Cowboys - Released linebacker Isaiah Greenhouse.
Green Bay Packers - Released defensive end Anthony Hargrove, wide receiver
Andrew Brewer, safety Micah Pellerin, offensive tackle Herb Taylor and
cornerback Dion Turner.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Released guard Mike VanDerMeulen, wide receiver Armahd
Lewis and defensive end Quintin Anderson.
=== HOCKEY ===
Tampa Bay Lightning - Named Robert Canton executive vice president of finance
and strategic planning.
=== SOCCER ===
Seattle Sounders FC - Loaned midfielder Michael Tetteh the Ft. Lauderdale
Strikers of the NASL.
=== COLLEGE ===
Boise State - Announced it will join the Big West Conference for all sports
Kansas - Announced linebacker Jon Shelby has left the football team.
Marquette - Announced men's basketball coach Buzz Williams will serve one-game
suspension and dismiss men's assistant basketball coach Scott Monarch as part
of the school's self-imposed sanctions for recruiting violations it reported
to the NCAA.
St. Louis - Announced Rick Majerus, men's basketball coach, is taking a leave
of absence for the upcoming season. Named men's assistant basketball coach Jim
Crews interim coach.