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

                        === Monday, March 30, 2015 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Optioned pitchers Matt Reynolds, A.J. Schugel and Allen
Webster to Reno (PCL); assigned outfielder Nick Buss, infielder Walter Ibarra
and pitcher Dan Runzler to minor league camp.

Atlanta Braves - Optioned pitcher Arodys Vizcaino to Gwinnett (IL); assigned
pitcher Michael Kohn to minor league camp.

Baltimore Orioles - Assigned catcher J.P. Arencibia to minor league camp.

Boston Red Sox - Placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the 60-day disabled list;
acquired catcher Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash

Chicago Cubs - Optioned infielder Javier Baez to Iowa (PCL); assigned
infielders Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to minor league camp; selected the
contract of pitcher Phil Coke from Iowa.

Chicago White Sox - Assigned pitcher Chris Beck to minor league camp.

Cincinnati Reds - Optioned pitcher Pedro Villarreal to Louisville (IL);
released pitcher Paul Maholm; assigned pitcher Nate Adcock, catcher Kyle
Skipworth and infielders Ivan De Jesus and Irving Falu to minor league camp.

Cleveland Indians - Optioned outfielder Tyler Holt to Columbus (IL).

Detroit Tigers - Optioned catcher Bryan Holaday and outfielder Tyler Collins
to Toledo (IL); assigned catcher Manny Pina, infielders Jordan Lennerton,
Jefry Marte and Aaron Westlake and outfielders Xavier Avery and Jason Krizan
to minor league camp.

Miami Marlins - Released outfielder Reed Johnson; optioned pitcher Preston
Claiborne to New Orleans (PCL).

New York Mets - Acquired pitcher Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in
exchange for pitcher Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later; acquired
pitcher Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder
Matt den Dekker.

Seattle Mariners - Released pitcher Kevin Correia.

St. Louis Cardinals - Placed pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list;
purchased the contract of pitcher Carlos Villaneva.

Washington Nationals - Agreed to terms with outfielder Reed Johnson on a minor
league contract with an invitation to spring training.


Portland Trail Blazers - Signed guard Tim Frazier for the remainder of the

=== FOOTBALL ===

NFL - Suspended Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer four games,
without pay, for illegal use of electronic devices during games; docked the
Atlanta Falcons a 2016 fifth-round draft choice for use of artificial crowd
noise during games.

Oakland Raiders - Signed defensive lineman C.J. Wilson

=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Recalled goaltender Andrey Makarov from Rochester (AHL).

Columbus Blue Jackets - Assigned center William Karlsson to Springfield (AHL).

Minnesota Wild - Agreed to terms on entry-level contracts with goaltender
Brody Hoffman and defenseman Zach Palmquist; recalled defenseman Christian
Folin from Iowa (AHL).

New York Rangers - Assigned defenseman Chris Summers to Hartford (AHL).

Tampa Bay Lightning - Recalled defenseman Luke Witkowski and forward Jonathan
Marchessault from Syracuse (AHL).

=== COLLEGE ===

Butler - Signed head men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann to a contract
extension through the 2020-21 season.

Fordham - Hired Jeff Neubauer as head men's basketball coach.

George Mason - Hired Dave Paulsen as head men's basketball coach.

Oklahoma - Suspended running back Keith Ford indefinitely for academic and
team rules violations.

The Citadel - Named Duggar Baucom head men's basketball coach.

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