=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Wednesday, December 19, 2012 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Arizona Diamondbacks - Named Steve Sax first base coach and Turner Ward
assistant hitting coach.
Baltimore Orioles - Signed first baseman Travis Ishikawa and pitchers Daniel
Schlereth and Zach Braddock to minor league contracts.
Boston Red Sox - Signed pitcher Ryan Dempster to a two-year contract;
designated pitcher Pedro Beato for assignment.
Cleveland Indians - Designated outfielder Russ Canzler for assignment; agreed
to terms with pitcher Joe Martinez and catcher Brian Jeroloman on minor league
Colorado Rockies - Signed pitcher Jeff Francis to a one-year contract.
Detroit Tigers - Released pitcher Adam Wilk after his contract was sold to a
Korean League team; outrighted the contract of pitcher Matt Hoffman to Toledo
Houston Astros - Acquired pitcher John Ely from the Los Angeles Dodgers in
exchange for pitcher Rob Rasmussen; designated outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin for
Major League Baseball - Suspended minor-league pitcher Kyle Pelchy 50 games
without pay for failing to agree to take an offseason drug test.
New York Yankees - Re-signed outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year contract;
designated pitcher Jim Miller for assignment.
Seattle Mariners - Acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales
from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for pitcher Jason Vargas.
Toronto Blue Jays - Claimed pitcher Mickey Storey off waivers from the Houston
=== BASKETBALL ===
Indiana Pacers - Recalled center Miles Plumlee from Fort Wayne (NBADL).
Oklahoma City Thunder - Assigned forward Perry Jones and guard DeAndre Liggins
to Tulsa (NBADL).
San Antonio Spurs - Assigned forward Kawhi Leonard to Austin (NBADL).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Denver Broncos - Signed guard Lonnie Edwards to the practice squad.
Detroit Lions - Placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on injured reserve;
signed defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo.
Miami Dolphins - Placed running back Daniel Thomas on injured reserve; signed
defensive back Julian Posey from the practice squad; signed defensive back
Dion Turner to the practice squad.
New York Jets - Placed wide receiver Stephen Hill on injured reserve; signed
cornerback Donnie Fletcher from the practice squad to the active roster.
San Diego Chargers - Signed running back Edwin Baker to the 53-man roster.
Washington Redskins - Signed linebacker Vic So'oto from the Green Bay Packers
practice squad; signed guard Pat Boyle to the practice squad; released
linebacker Kourtnei Brown from the practice squad.
=== COLLEGE ===
South Alabama - Announced the retirement of head men's basketball coach Ronnie
Stanford - Agreed to terms with head football coach David Shaw on an
undisclosed contract extension.
Western Illinois - Named Bob Nielson head football coach.