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

                        === Monday, March 24, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Atlanta Braves - Agreed to terms with pitcher Aaron Harang on a one-year
contract; optioned pitcher Ryan Buchter and outfielders Jose Constanza and
Joey Terdoslavich to Gwinnett (Int.); reassigned infielders Tyler Greene and
Tommy La Stella to minor league camp; released pitcher Freddy Garcia.

Baltimore Orioles - Designated catcher Johnny Monell for assignment.

Chicago White Sox - Agreed to terms with pitcher Jose Quintana on a five-year
contract.

Cleveland Indians - Optioned pitchers Trevor Bauer and C.C. Lee to Columbus
(IL); reassigned infielders Bryan LaHair and David Cooper to minor league
camp.

Detroit Tigers - Acquired infielder Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles
in exchange for infielder Steve Lombardozzi; agreed to terms with outfielder
J.D. Martinez on a minor league contract.

Houston Astros - Optioned pitcher Josh Zeid to Oklahoma City (PCL); reassigned
outfielder Adron Chambers and catcher Rene Garcia to minor league camp;
released infielder Cesar Izturis.

Kansas City Royals - Optioned outfielder Jimmy Paredes to Omaha (PCL);
assigned pitcher Jon Rauch and catcher Adam Moore to minor league camp.

Major League Baseball - Suspended Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Colome 50 games
without pay for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and
Treatment Program.

Minnesota Twins - Optioned pitchers Ryan Pressly and Michael Tonkin and
catcher Chris Herrmann to Rochester (IL); reassigned pitchers Matt Hoffman,
Aaron Thomspon and Deolis Guerra, outfielder Wilkin Ramirez and infielders
Doug Bernier and Deibinson Romero to minor league camp; granted pitcher Matt
Guerrier his unconditional release.

New York Mets - Named Luis Natera assistant hitting coach; optioned infielders
Wilmer Flores and Zach Lutz and outfielders Matt den Dekker and Kirk
Nieuwenhuis to minor league camp.

San Diego Padres - Optioned infielder/outfielder Alex Castellanos and
infielder Ryan Jackson to El Paso (PCL); reassigned outfielder Alex Dickerson
to minor league camp.

St. Louis Cardinals - Optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk to Memphis (PCL).

Washington Nationals - Reassigned pitcher Blake Treinen to minor league camp;
released catcher Chris Snyder.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Philadelphia 76ers - Signed guard Casper Ware to a 10-day contract.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Cincinnati Bengals - Signed cornerback R.J. Stanford.

Cleveland Browns - Agreed to terms with offensive lineman Paul McQuistan.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed linebacker Arthur Moats to a one-year contract.

San Francisco 49ers - Re-signed wide receiver Kassim Osgood to a one-year
contract.


=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Assigned defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to Rochester (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract
extension through the 2019-20 season.

Columbus Blue Jackets - Recalled defenseman Tim Erixon from Springfield (AHL);
returned defenseman Frederic St. Denis to Springfield.

Dallas Stars - Recalled center Dustin Jeffrey from Texas (AHL); assigned
center Chris Mueller to Texas.

Detroit Red Wings - Recalled forward Mitch Callahan from Grand Rapids (AHL);
assigned forward Landon Ferraro to Grand Rapids.

Florida Panthers - Reassigned forward Garrett Wilson to San Antonio (AHL).

Minnesota Wild - Signed defenseman Gustav Olofsson to a three-year entry level
contract starting with the 2014-15 season.

San Jose Sharks - Reassigned defenseman Matt Tennyson to Worcester (AHL).

Winnipeg Jets - Recalled forwards Patrice Cormier and Carl Klingberg from St.
John's (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

Ball State - Extended the contract of football coach Pete Lembo through the
2018 season.

Bowling Green - Named Chris Jans men's head basketball coach.

Butler - Announced center Nolan Berry is transferring from the men's
basketball team.

Dayton - Extended the contract of men's head basketball coach Archie Miller
through the 2018-19 season.

Houston - Announced the resignation of head men's basketball coach James
Dickey.

Indiana - Announced forwards Austin Etherington and Jeremy Hollowell are
transferring from the men's basketball team.

Pennsylvania - Named M. Grace Calhoun athletic director.

West Virginia - Announced guard Eron Harris is transferring from the men's
basketball team.