=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===

                        === Monday, June 15, 2015 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Atlanta Braves - Selected the contract of catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Gwinnett
(IL); recalled pitcher Sugar Ray Marimon from Gwinnett; optioned catcher
Christian Bethancourt and outfielder Todd Cunningham to Gwinnett.

Boston Red Sox - Activated pitcher Craig Breslow off the paternity leave list;
recalled pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. from Pawtucket (IL); designated infielder
Jeff Bianchi for assignment; optioned infielder Travis Shaw to Pawtucket.

Cincinnati Reds - Placed pitcher Tony Cingrani on the 15-day disabled list
retroactive to June 14; recalled pitcher Pedro Villarreal from Louisville.

Detroit Tigers - Activated pitcher Bruce Rondon from the 15-day disabled list
and optioned him to Toledo (IL).

Houston Astros - Signed outfielder Kyle Tucker.

New York Mets - Outrighted outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas (PCL);
designated pitcher Dillon Gee for assignment; recalled pitcher Akeel Morris
from St. Lucie (FSL).

Pittsburgh Pirates - Signed shortstop Kevin Newman.

San Diego Padres - Placed outfielder Wil Myers on the 15-day disabled list
retroactive to June 14; recalled pitcher Cory Mazzoni from El Paso (PCL).

Seattle Mariners - Recalled outfielder James Jones from Tacoma (PCL); optioned
pitcher Danny Farquhar to Tacoma.

St. Louis Cardinals - Signed outfielders Nick Plummer, Paul DeJong, Craig
Aikin and Orlando Olivera, pitchers Jake Woodford, Jordan Hicks, Ryan Helsley,
Ben Yokley, Chandler Hawkins and Brady Bowen, infielders Andrew Brodbeck, Luke
Doyle, Hunter Newman, Dylan Tice, Joey Hawkins and Josh Swirchak and catchers
Ryan McCarvel, Stephen Zavala and Riley Drongesen.

Tampa Bay Rays - Signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract.

Texas Rangers - Placed outfielder Delino DeShields on the 15-day disabled
list; recalled infielder Rougned Odor from Round Rock (PCL).


=== BASKETBALL ===

Charlotte Hornets - Announced that center Al Jefferson has exercised his
player option for the 2015-16 season.

Denver Nuggets - Named Michael Malone head coach.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Released offensive tackle Sam Baker.

Carolina Panthers - Signed cornerback Chris Houston to a one-year contract;
waived defensive back Jocquel Skinner.

Green Bay Packers - Released guard Marcus Reed.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL) - Released defensive back Dominic Clarke, wide
receiver Brandan Green, running backs Jewel Hampton and Chris Rainey,
defensive tackle Damien Jacobs and quarterback Andrew Manley; placed defensive
tackle Jeff Finley on the six-game injured list; placed defensive end Michael
Sam on the suspended list.

New York Jets - Signed tight end Steve Maneri; waived tight end Zach Sudfeld.

Philadelphia Eagles - Signed offensive lineman Jared Wheeler to a one-year
contract.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk to a two-year
contract; signed kicker Corey Acosta and wide receiver Mario Hull to three-
year contracts; waived wide receiver Darius Davis and offensive tackle Chris
Martin.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Released defensive backs Patrick Hall and Dan
West, wide receivers Lavasier Tuinei and Ezra Millington, linebacker Sammy
Brown and offensive lineman Quinn Everett; placed defensive end Louie
Richardson on the six-game injured list.


=== HOCKEY ===

Carolina Hurricanes - Signed forward Derek Ryan to a one-year, two-way
contract.

Dallas Stars - Signed defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka to a two-year contract
extension; named Jeff Reese goaltending coach.

Montreal Canadiens - Agreed to terms with forward Torrey Mitchell on a three-
year contract.

New Jersey Devils - Signed defenseman Vojtech Mozik to an entry-level
contract.

Washington Capitals - Re-signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a two-year
contract.



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