=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Thursday, July 3, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Chicago White Sox - Released pitcher Scott Downs.
Cleveland Indians - Signed first baseman Mike Papi.
Colorado Rockies - Optioned pitcher Christian Friedrich to Colorado Springs
(PCL); reinstated third baseman Nolan Arenado from the 15-day DL.
Houston Astros - Agreed to terms with shortstops Juan Pineda and Ozziel
LA Angels of Anaheim - Optioned pitcher David Carpenter to Arkansas (TL).
Los Angeles Dodgers - Recalled infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena from Albuquerque
(PCL); optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel to Albuquerque.
Major League Baseball - Announced that New York Yankees minor league pitcher
Alfredo Aceves has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second
positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug
Prevention and Treatment Program.
Miami Marlins - Activated pitcher Brad Hand from the 15-day disabled list;
outrighted outfielder Brent Keys to Jacksonville (Southern).
New York Yankees - Optioned infielder Yangervis Solarte to Scranton-
Wilkes/Barre (IL); selected the contract of infielder Zelous Wheeler from
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre; designated infielder Dean Anna for assignment.
Oakland Athletics - Reinstated pitcher Eric O'Flaherty from the 60-day
disabled list; designated pitcher Jeff Francis for assignment.
St. Louis Cardinals - Signed pitchers Junior Fernandez and Sebastian Nunez,
shortstop Starlin Balbuena and second baseman Esequiel Delgado.
Tampa Bay Rays - Recalled infielder Vince Belnome from Durham (IL); optioned
pitcher Jeff Beliveau to Durham.
Washington Nationals - Assigned infielder Greg Dobbs outright to Syracuse
=== BASKETBALL ===
Golden State Warriors - Named Alvin Gentry associate head coach, Ron Adams and
Luke Walton assistant coaches and Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser player
Portland Trail Blazers - Named Joe Cronin director of player personnel.
=== FOOTBALL ===
National Football League - Suspended Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan
four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing
substances; suspended Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill for the
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Released defensive back Korey Banks.
=== HOCKEY ===
Arizona Coyotes - Signed Darcy Regier to a multi-year contract to serve as
the team's senior vice president and assistant general manager.
Buffalo Sabres - Signed defenseman Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.
Carolina Hurricanes - Agreed to terms with defenseman Tim Gleason on a one-
year contract; agreed to terms with forward Jared Staal on a one-year, two-way
contract; agreed to terms with defenseman Michal Jordan on a one-year, two-way
Dallas Stars - Named Derek Laxdal head coach of Texas (AHL).
New York Rangers - Agreed to terms with forward Nick Tarnasky.
Ottawa Senators - Re-signed forward David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way
contract; signed defenseman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract.
Pittsburgh Penguins - Re-signed forward Zach Sill to a one-year contract.
Toronto Maple Leafs - Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with forwards
Petri Kontiola, Mike Santorelli and Troy Bodie.
=== COLLEGE ===
Rutgers - Named Mike O'Koren and Greg Vetrone men's assistant basketball