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

                        === Friday, June 21, 2013 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Recalled pitcher Zeke Spruill from Triple-A Reno;
designated infielder Josh Wilson for assignment.

Atlanta Braves - Placed infielder Ramiro Pena on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled infielder Paul Janish from Gwinnett (IL).

Baltimore Orioles - Placed outfielder Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled
list; reinstated pitcher Miguel Gonzalez from the paternity list.

Boston Red Sox - Signed catcher Jon Denney; agreed to terms with pitchers
Corey Littrell, Jake Drehoff, Gabe Speier, and outfielder Jordon Austin.

Chicago Cubs - Traded infielder Brent Lillibridge to the New York Yankees for
cash or a player to be named later.

Chicago White Sox - Recalled pitcher Brian Omogrosso from Charlotte (IL).

Colorado Rockies - Selected the contract of outfielder Corey Dickerson from
Colorado Springs (PCL); designated pitcher Logan Kensing for assignment.

Detroit Tigers - Designated pitcher Jose Valverde for assignment; placed
outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo on the 15-day disabled list; recalled pitcher Al
Alburquerque and outfielder Avisail Garcia from Toledo (IL).

Kansas City Royals - Signed pitcher Sean Manaea.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Placed pitcher Jason Vargas on the 15-day
disabled list; selected the contract of pitcher Billy Buckner Salt Lake (PCL).

Milwaukee Brewers - Activated outfielder Norichika Aoki from the paternity
list; optioned outfielder Josh Prince to Nashville (PCL).

New York Mets - Placed pitcher Jonathon Niese on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled pitcher Greg Burke from Las Vegas (PCL).

New York Yankees - Acquired pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama from the Texas Rangers
in exchange for future considerations and assigned him to Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre (IL); designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment; selected the
contract of infielder Alberto Gonzalez from Scranton/Wilkes Barre (IL).

Oakland Athletics - Agreed to terms with pitchers Bobby Wahl and Dustin Driver
and shortstop Edwin Diaz.

Philadelphia Phillies - Activated second baseman Chase Utley from the 15-day
disabled list; optioned infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez to Lehigh Valley
(IL).

Pittsburgh Pirates - Recalled catcher Tony Sanchez from Indianapolis (IL);
optioned pitcher Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis.

Tampa Bay Rays - Signed catcher Nick Ciuffo.

Texas Rangers - Activated first baseman Mitch Moreland off the 15-day disabled
list; optioned pitcher Josh Lindblom to Round Rock (PCL).


=== BASKETBALL ===

Denver Nuggets - Named Ben Tenzer director of team operations.

Sacramento Kings - Named Mike Bratz assistant general manager.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Dallas Cowboys - Signed tight end Gavin Escobar.


=== HOCKEY ===

Dallas Stars - Named Lindy Ruff head coach.

New York Rangers - Named Alain Vigneault head coach.

Phoenix Coyotes - Agreed to a long-term contract extension with head coach
Dave Tippett.


=== COLLEGE ===

Cal State Northridge - Named Greg Moore head baseball coach.

Central Florida - Extended the contract of head men's basketball coach Donnie
Jones.

Oakland University - Relieved head women's basketball coach Beckie Francis of
her position and coaching duties.