=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Saturday, March 23, 2013 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Miami Marlins - Signed infielder Wilson Valdez to minor league contract with
invite to major league camp.
New York Yankees - Signed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year minor league
St. Louis Cardinals - Re-assigned pitcher Seth Maness, catchers Audry Perez
and J.R. Towles, infielder Kolten Wong and outfielder Justin Christian to
their minor league camps.
San Diego Padres - Optioned pitcher Brad Boxberger to Tucson (PCL); assigned
pitcher Arturo Lopez and infielders Jonathan Galvez and Jeudy Valdez to minor
Seattle Mariners - Released pitcher Jon Garland and infielder Mike Jacobs.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Chicago Bears - Agreed to terms with safety Tom Zbikowski on a one-year
Cincinnati Bengals - Signed quarterback Josh Johnson and tight end Richard
Houston Texans - Signed punter Shane Lechler to an undisclosed contract.
=== HOCKEY ===
Carolina Hurricanes - Assigned forward Zach Boychuk to Charlotte (AHL).
Columbus Blue Jackets - Recalled forward Sean Collins from Springfield (AHL).
Dallas Stars - Recalled goaltender Richard Bachman from Texas (AHL); assigned
goaltender Jack Campbell to Texas.
Montreal Canadiens - Claimed forward Jeff Halpern off waivers from the New
New York Rangers - Recalled forward Kris Newbury from Connecticut (AHL).
Phoenix Coyotes - Recalled goaltender Chad Johnson from Portland (AHL).
Tampa Bay Lightning - Agreed to terms with forward Nate Thompson on a four-
year contract extension.
Toronto Maple Leafs - Placed forward Leo Komarov on injured reserve.
Washington Capitals - Assigned right wing Joey Crabb to Hershey (AHL).