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

                         === Tuesday, May 5, 2015 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Atlanta Braves - Recalled pitcher Brandon Cunniff from Gwinnett (IL);
designated pitcher Donnie Veal for assignment.

Chicago Cubs - Placed outfielder Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list;
selected the contract of pitcher James Russell from Iowa (PCL); added pitcher
Anthony Varvaro to the active roster; optioned pitcher Gonzalez Germen to
Iowa; designated pitcher Blake Parker for assignment.

Cleveland Indians - Activated outfielder Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled
list; optioned outfielder Tyler Holt to Columbus (IL).

Miami Marlins - Released catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Milwaukee Brewers - Activated second baseman Scooter Gennett from the 15-day
disabled list; optioned outfielder Logan Schafer to Colorado Springs (PCL).

New York Mets - Selected the contract of catcher Johnny Monell from Las Vegas
(PCL); optioned infielder Eric Campbell to Las Vegas.

Oakland Athletics - Released outfielder Cody Ross.

Philadelphia Phillies - Activated pitcher Chad Billingsley from the 15-day
disabled list; traded outfielder Darin Mastroianni to the Washington Nationals
in exchange for cash considerations.

San Diego Padres - Placed pitcher Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list
retroactive to May 3; recalled pitcher Frank Garces from El Paso.

St. Louis Cardinals - Recalled pitcher Tyler Lyons from Memphis (PCL);
optioned pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis.

Texas Rangers - Claimed pitcher Mike Kickham off waivers from the Seattle
Mariners and optioned him to Round Rock (PCL); transferred outfielder Ryan Rua
to the 60-day disabled list.

Toronto Blue Jays - Recalled infielder/outfielder Chris Colabello from Buffalo
(IL); optioned infielder Jonathan Diaz to Buffalo; designated pitcher Jayson
Aquino for assignment.


New York Liberty (WNBA) - Named Isiah Thomas team president.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Announced the retirement of tight end John Carlson; signed
linebackers Alani Fua, Edwin Jackson, Andrae Kirk, Gabe Martin and Zack
Wagenmann, wide receivers Trevor Harman, Damond Powell and Jaxon Shipley,
cornerbacks Cariel Brooks and C.J. Roberts, offensive tackle Rob Crisp,
running back Paul Lasike, tight end Gannon Sinclair and nose tackle Xavier
Williams; released running back Zach Bauman and cornerback Roc Carmichael.

Calgary Stampeders (CFL) - Released defensive linemen Risean Broussard,
Brandon Denmark, Brandon Jordan, Andrew Mahan and Chris McAllister, defensive
backs Freddy Griggs, Arthur Hobbs and Brandon Underwood, wide receiver Stephen
Burton and running back Timothy Flanders.

Chicago Bears - Agreed to terms with safety Adrian Amos and offensive tackle
Tayo Fabuluje on four-year contracts; claimed offensive tackle Paul Cornick
off waivers from the Denver Broncos; agreed to terms with running back Jeremy
Langford on a four-year contract.

Kansas City Chiefs - Waived linebacker JoJo Dickson, long snapper Jorgen Hus,
wide receiver Corbin Louks and quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Miami Dolphins - Waived defensive backs T.J. Heath and Lowell Rose and kicker
Zach Hocker.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed wide receivers DaVaris Daniels, Jordan Leslie and
Gavin Lutman, guards Jesse Somsel and Bobby Vardaro, cornerback Justin
Coleman, center Tom Farniok, safety Anthony Harris, quarterback Taylor
Heinicke and fullback Blake Renaud.

New England Patriots - Released cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, long snapper Tyler
Ott and linebacker Deontae Skinner.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed wide receivers Dres Anderson, Issac Blakeney,
DiAndre Campbell, Darius Davis and DeAndrew White, offensive lineman Patrick
Miller, defensive lineman Marcus Rush, quarterback Dylan Thompson and safety
Jermaine Whitehead.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Acquired defensive back Ryan Mouton from the
Calgary Stampeders in exchange for offensive lineman Zebrie Sanders.

=== HOCKEY ===

National Hockey League - Fined Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust

Washington Capitals - Assigned defenseman Nate Schmidt to Hershey (AHL).

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