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

                        === Sunday, March 9, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Baltimore Orioles - Reassigned pitchers Fabio Castillo and Mike Wright and
infielder Chris Marrero to minor league camp.

Colorado Rockies - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Chad Bettis,
Tyler Chatwood, Raul Fernandez, Tommy Kahnle, Jordan Lyles, Adam Ottavino, Rob
Scahill, Jayson Aquino, Rex Brothers, Christian Friedrich, Tyler Matzek and
Kraig Sitton, catchers Jordan Pacheco and Wilin Rosario, infielders Cristhian
Adames, Nolan Arenado, Charlie Culberson, Rosell Herrera, DJ LeMahieu, Josh
Rutledge and Ryan Wheeler and outfielders Brandon Barnes, Charlie Blackmon,
Corey Dickerson, Kent Matthes and Kyle Parker.

Houston Astros - Optioned pitcher Paul Clemens to minor league camp; assigned
catcher Ryan McGurdy, outfielders Leo Heras and Preston Tucker, infielders
Jonathan Meyer and Ronald Torreyes, and pitchers Jake Buchanan, Bobby Doran,
Jason Stoffel and Nick Tropeano to minor league camp.

Minnesota Twins - Optioned pitchers Logan Darnell, Edgar Ibarra, Brooks Raley
and Trevor May to Rochester (IL); optioned first baseman Kennys Vargas to New
Britain (Eastern); optioned infielder Jorge Polanco and outfielder Max Kepler
to Fort Myers (Florida State); reassigned pitchers Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros
and Yohan Pino, catchers Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner,
outfielders Byron Buxton and Chris Rahl and infielder Miguel Sano to minor
league camp.

Oakland Athletics - Assigned pitchers Jose Flores, Jeremy McBryde and Andrew
Werner and catchers Dusty Brown and Bruce Maxwell to minor league camp.

San Diego Padres - Optioned outfielder Yeison Asencio to San Antonio (Texas);
reassigned pitchers Adys Portillo and Joe Ross and outfielder Daniel Robertson
to minor league camp.

St. Louis Cardinals - Signed shortstop Aledmys Diaz to a major league
contract.

Washington Nationals - Reassigned pitchers Tyler Robertson and Gabriel Alfaro,
catchers Jeff Howell and Brian Jeroloman, infielder Josh Johnson and first
baseman/third baseman Matt Skole to minor league camp.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Houston Rockets - Reassigned guard Troy Daniels to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

Toronto Raptors - Recalled guard Dwight Buycks from Bakersfield (NBADL).


=== FOOTBALL ===

New York Jets - Released cornerback Antonio Cromartie.


=== HOCKEY ===

Dallas Stars - Recalled goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp from Texas (AHL).

Phoenix Coyotes - Recalled forward Andy Miele from Portland (AHL).

Tampa Bay Lightning - Agreed to terms with forward Yanni Gourde.

Washington Capitals - Assigned forwards Chris Brown and Casey Wellman to
Hershey (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

IUPUI - Fired men's head basketball coach Todd Howard.