=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Wednesday, December 26, 2012 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Boston Red Sox - Acquired pitcher Joel Hanrahan and infielder Brock Holt from
the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for pitchers Mark Melancon and Stolmy
Pimentel, infielder Ivan De Jesus and utilityman Jerry Sands; signed shortstop
Stephen Drew to a one-year contract.
Seattle Mariners - Signed outfielder Raul Ibanez to a one-year contract.
Texas Rangers - Signed catcher A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year contract;
designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Miami Heat - Assigned center Dexter Pittman to Sioux Falls (NBADL).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Signed wide receiver Kerry Taylor from the practice squad
to the 53-man roster; placed tight end Rob Housler on injured reserve; re-
signed defensive end Everrette Thompson to the practice squad.
Baltimore Ravens - Activated linebacker Ray Lewis from injured
reserve/designated for return; placed wide receiver LaQuan Williams on injured
Buffalo Bills - Signed tight end Derek Buttles to the practice squad;
released offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts from the practice squad.
Chicago Bears - Signed safety Troy Nolan.
Cleveland Browns - Signed quarterback Josh Johnson; placed safety Usama Young
on injured reserve; signed defensive back Jordan Mabin to the practice
Minnesota Vikings - Signed tight end Chase Ford to the practice squad.
New England Patriots - Signed wide receiver Kamar Aiken, running back James
Develin and defensive back Cyhl Quarles to the practice squad.
Philadelphia Eagles - Signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year
contract; placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve; signed linebacker
Marcus Dowtin to the practice squad.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Placed tight end Heath Miller, cornerback Ike Taylor and
running back Baron Batch on injured reserve; signed tight end Jamie McCoy,
safety Damon Cromartie-Smith and linebacker Marshall McFadden; signed
defensive back Walter McFadden and wide receiver Bert Reed to the practice