=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Saturday, August 4, 2012 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Baltimore Orioles - Selected the contract of outfielder Nate McLouth from
Norfolk (IL); designated outfielder Endy Chavez for assignment.
Cleveland Indians - Activated designated hitter Travis Hafner from the
paternity list; optioned outfielder Vinny Rottino to Columbus (IL).
Colorado Rockies - Placed pitcher Christian Friedrich and outfielder Michael
Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list; selected the contract of
infielder/outfielder Matt McBride from Colorado Springs (PCL); recalled
pitcher Edgmer Escalona from Colorado Springs.
Houston Astros - Optioned pitcher Garrett Mock to Oklahoma City (PCL).
Los Angeles Dodgers - Optioned pitcher Stephen Fife to Albuquerque (PCL);
added pitcher Joe Blanton to the active roster.
Miami Marlins - Placed outfielder Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled
list; recalled infielder Nick Green from New Orleans (PCL). Optioned pitchers
Evan Reed and Brad Hand to New Orleans.
Philadelphia Phillies - Placed catcher Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled
list, retroactive to August 3; recalled catcher Hector Luna from Lehigh Valley
Toronto Blue Jays - Optioned pitcher Brett Cecil to Las Vegas (PCL); recalled
pitcher Jesse Chavez and infielder Adeiny Hechavarria from Las Vegas;
designated pitcher Andre Carpenter for assignment.
Washington Nationals - Optioned catcher Sandy Leon to Syracuse (IL).
=== BASKETBALL ===
New Orleans Hornets - Signed guard Roger Mason.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Signed defensive end Everrette Thompson; released guard
Baltimore Ravens - Signed linebacker Stevie Baggs Jr.
Denver Broncos - Signed safety Jim Leonhard.
Houston Texans - Signed defensive end Jimmy Saddler-McQueen.
Miami Dolphins - Agreed to terms with punter Brandon Fields on a four-year
Minnesota Vikings - Signed guard Bridger Buche.
New England Patriots - Signed defensive back Derrick Martin and fullback
Kareem Huggins; announced the retirement of offensive lineman Robert Gallery;
placed fullback Tony Fiamettta on exempt/left squad.
Philadelphia Eagles - Signed defensive end Xavier Brown; placed wide receiver
Ron Johnson on injured reserve.
Tennessee Titans - Signed center Chris Morris.
Washington Redskins - Signed offensive tackle Tony Moll.