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

                        === Saturday, May 17, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Named Tony La Russa chief baseball officer.

Boston Red Sox - Placed infielder Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled
list; recalled infielder Brock Holt from Pawtucket (IL).

Houston Astros - Agreed to terms with pitcher Kyle Farnsworth; optioned
pitcher Paul Clemens to Oklahoma City (PCL).

Oakland Athletics - Announced first baseman Daric Barton has cleared waivers
and was outrighted to Sacramento (PCL).

Philadelphia Phillies - Activated pitcher Ethan Martin from the 15-day
disabled list and optioned him to Lehigh Valley (IL).

San Diego Padres - Placed pitcher Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled pitcher Kevin Quackenbush from El Paso (PCL).

Tampa Bay Rays - Placed outfielder Desmond Jennings on the bereavement list;
recalled outfielder Kevin Kiermaier from Durham (IL).

=== FOOTBALL ===

Baltimore Ravens - Signed defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and defensive end
Brent Urban.

Buffalo Bills - Signed linebacker Preston Brown.

Carolina Panthers - Signed running back Tyler Gaffney.

New Orleans Saints - Signed cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste to a four-year
contract; signed safety Devon Walker.

Washington Redskins - Signed defensive end Frank Kearse, cornerbacks Courtney
Bridget and Blake Sailors and safety Ross Madison; waived defensive lineman
Chris Davenport, safety Jose Gumbs, tight end Kevin Perry and quarterback
Tommy Rees.

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