=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Wednesday, July 4, 2012 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Baltimore Orioles - Recalled pitcher Chris Tillman from Norfolk (IL) and then
optioned him to Bowie (EL).
Boston Red Sox - Selected the contract of pitcher Justin Germano from
Pawtucket (IL); optioned pitcher Clayton Mortensen to Pawtucket.
Chicago White Sox - Placed pitcher Jesse Crain on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled pitcher Deunte Heath from Charlotte (IL).
Cleveland Indians - Activated designated hitter Travis Hafner from the 15-day
disabled list; placed outfielder Shelley Duncan on the paternity list.
Colorado Rockies - Recalled pitcher Carlos Torres from Colorado Springs (PCL);
optioned pitcher Josh Outman to Tulsa (TL).
Florida Marlins - Acquired outfielder Carlos Lee and cash considerations from
the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Matt Dominguez and pitcher Rob
Kansas City Royals - Recalled pitchers Nate Adcock and Louis Coleman from
Omaha (PCL); optioned pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Omaha; designated outfielder
Mitch Maier for assignment.
Los Angeles Dodgers - Placed outfielder Andre Ethier on the 15-day disabled
list; activated second baseman Mark Ellis off the disabled list.
New York Mets - Recalled infielder Jordany Valdespin and pitcher Pedro Beato
from Buffalo (IL); designated pitcher Justin Hampson for assignment; optioned
righthanded pitcher Jeremy Hefner to Buffalo.
New York Yankees - Claimed outfielder Darnell McDonald off waivers from
Boston; designated pitcher Steve Schwinden for assignment.
San Diego Padres - Placed pitcher Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled pitcher Brad Brach from Tucson (PCL).
Washington Nationals - Activated catcher Sandy Leon from the 15-day disabled
list and optioned him to Harrisburg (EL).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Signed offensive lineman Shannon Boatman.
=== HOCKEY ===
Calgary Flames - Signed forwards Akim Aliu and Paul Byron to one-year, two-way
Minnesota Wild - Signed forward Jake Dowell to a two-year contract; agreed to
terms with forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter on 13-year contracts.
Nashville Predators - Signed defenseman Mike Moore to a one-year, two-way
Phoenix Coyotes - Signed forward Steve Sullivan to a one-year contract.
Tampa Bay Lightning - Signed defenseman Matt Carle to a six-year contract.
Winnipeg Jets - Agreed to terms with goaltender Al Montoya.
=== COLLEGE ===
San Jose State - Announced the retirement of baseball coach Sam Piraro; named
Mark O'Brien interim baseball coach.