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

                         === Friday, May 3, 2013 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Chicago Cubs - Optioned third baseman Ian Stewart to Iowa (PCL).

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Reinstated infielder Alberto Callaspo from the
disabled list; optioned infielder Andrew Romine to Salt Lake (PCL); activated
pitcher Clayton Kershaw from the bereavement list; placed pitcher Ted Lilly on
the 15-day disabled list.

Milwaukee Brewers - Reinstated third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day
disabled list.

New York Mets - Selected the contract of outfielder Andrew Brown from Las
Vegas (PCL); optioned outfielder Collin Cowgill to Las Vegas.

New York Yankees - Selected the contract of pitcher Preston Claiborne from
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL); designated pitcher Cody Eppley for assignment.

Philadelphia Phillies - Outrighted catcher Humberto Quintero to Lehigh Valley
(IL).

Pittsburgh Pirates - Selected the contract of pitcher Jose Contreras from
Indianapolis (IL); optioned pitcher Jared Hughes to Indianapolis; placed
infielder Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list; recalled infielder Jordy
Mercer from Indianapolis.

San Francisco Giants - Recalled outfielder Francisco Peguero from Fresno
(PCL); optioned catcher Hector Sanchez to Fresno; activated pitcher Jeremy
Affeldt from the 15-day disabled list.

St. Louis Cardinals - Purchased the contract of pitcher Carlos Martinez from
Springfield (Southern); optioned pitcher Mitchell Boggs to Memphis (PCL);
transferred shortstop Rafael Furcal to the 60-day disabled list.

Washington Nationals - Reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the
disabled list; optioned third baseman Anthony Rendon to Harrisburg (Eastern).

Toronto Blue Jays - Designated pitcher Justin Germano for assignment; recalled
pitcher Ricky Romero from Dunedin (FSL).


=== BASKETBALL ===

Minnesota Timberwolves - Named Flip Saunders president of basketball
operations and a minority owner.

New York Knicks - Placed forward Steve Novak on the inactive list; activated
forward Earl Barron.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Baltimore Ravens - Hired Steve Spagnuolo as a senior defensive assistant;
signed fullback Kyle Jeszczyk, offensive linemen Rick Wagner and Ryan Jensen,
defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore, wide receiver Aaron Mellette and cornerback
Marc Anthony to four-year contracts; signed tight ends Matt Furstenburg and
Murphy Halloway, offensive linemen Jeff Braun, Jordan Devey, Rogers Gaines and
Joe Unga, cornerback Jose Cheeseborough, linebacker Brandon Copeland, wide
receivers Omarius Hines and Gerrard Sheppard, running back Ray Holley,
defensive end Will Pericak, quarterback Nathan Stanley and safety Brynden
Trawick.

Miami Dolphins - Signed offensive linemen Chris Barker, Sam Brenner and
Patrick Ward, wide receivers Chad Bumphis, Junior Collins, Terrell Sinkfield
and Taylor Stockemer, defensive linemen Chris Burnette, A.J. Francis, Tristan
Okpalugo and Emeka Onyenekwu, linebackers Michael Clay, Alonzo Highsmith, Jr.
and Rob McCabe, defensive backs Keelan Johnson and Jordan Kovaks, quarterback
Clay Belton, fullback Ina Liaina and running back Cameron Marshall.

New England Patriots - Signed punter Ryan Allen, running backs Ben Bartholomew
and Quentin Hines, defensive linemen Dewayne Cherrington, Cory Grissom and Joe
Vellano, defensive backs Kanorris Davis, Brandon Jones and Stephon Morris,
linebacker Ian Sluss, offensive linemen Elvis Fisher, Josh Kline, Chris
McDonald and Matt Stankiewitch, tight ends Brandon Ford and Zach Sudfeld, wide
receivers T.J. Moe and Kenbrell Thompkins and long snapper Mike Zupancic.


=== HOCKEY ===

Nashville Predators - Signed goaltender Marek Mazanec to a two-year, entry-
level contract.

National Hockey League - Suspended Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba for
two games.


=== COLLEGE ===

Pennsylvania - Announced head baseball coach John Cole will not have his
contract renewed.