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

                        === Friday, May 30, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Signed pitcher Josh Slaats to a minor league contract.

Atlanta Braves - Purchased the contract of pitcher Shae Simmons from
Mississippi (Southern); optioned pitcher Ian Thomas to Gwinnett (IL).

Baltimore Orioles - Agreed to terms with third baseman Ricardo Andujar and
pitcher Victor Ramirez on minor league contracts.

Boston Red Sox - Placed first baseman/catcher Ryan Lavarnway on the 15-day
disabled list; recalled outfielder/first baseman Alex Hassan from Pawtucket
(IL).

Chicago Cubs - Activated pitcher Pedro Strop from the 15-day disabled list;
activated pitcher Wesley Wright from the paternity leave list; placed pitcher
Hector Rondon on the paternity leave list.

Seattle Mariners - Selected the contract of outfielder Endy Chavez from Tacoma
(PCL); optioned pitcher Brandon Maurer to Tacoma; transferred pitcher Blake
Beavan to the 60-day disabled list.

St. Louis Cardinals - Recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk from Memphis (PCL);
optioned outfielder Shane Robinson to Memphis.

Tampa Bay Rays - Activated infielder Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled
list.

Toronto Blue Jays - Selected the contract of pitcher Bobby Korecky from
Buffalo (IL); optioned pitcher Rob Rasmussen to Buffalo.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Detroit Pistons - Named Brendan Malone, Bob Beyer and Charles Klask assistant
coaches.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Baltimore Ravens - Waived quarterback Nick Stephens; signed linebacker D.J.
Roberts and safety Terrence Brooks.

Cincinnati Bengals - Released defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo.

Cleveland Browns - Waived defensive back Julian Posey.

Green Bay Packers - Signed safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) - Signed linebackers Beau Landry, Simoni
Lawrence and Christopher Johnson, defensive lineman Martin Pesek and wide
receiver Jahmeek Taylor.

Indianapolis Colts - Signed wide receiver Donte Moncrief.

New York Giants - Released quarterback Josh Freeman; claimed offensive tackle
Rogers Gaines off waivers from the Chicago Bears.

National Football League - Suspended Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl
Washington at least one year and New York Giants safety Will Hill six games
for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Oakland Raiders - Signed defensive tackle Justin Ellis and cornerback Keith
McGill.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) - Announced the retirement of linebacker Mike
McCullough.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed cornerback Quinton Pointer; waived cornerback
Marc Anthony.


=== HOCKEY ===

Columbus Blue Jackets - Signed forward Daniel Zaar to a three-year, entry-
level contract.

Montreal Canadiens - Signed defenseman Dalton Thrower to a three-year
contract.

San Jose Sharks - Signed forward Melker Karlsson to a one-year contract.



=== COLLEGE ===

Vanderbilt - Named Adam Cohen and Derrick Jones men's assistant basketball
coaches.