=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Friday, May 8, 2015 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Baltimore Orioles - Activated infielder Ryan Flaherty from the 15-day disabled
list; placed pitcher Kevin Gausman on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to
May 7; recalled pitcher T.J. McFarland from Norfolk (IL); optioned infielder
Rey Navarro to Norfolk.
Boston Red Sox - Designated pitcher Edward Mujica for assignment; recalled
infielder Travis Shaw from Pawtucket (IL).
Cleveland Indians - Placed infielder Mike Aviles on the family medical
emergency list; recalled infielder Zach Walters from Columbus (IL).
Colorado Rockies - Recalled catcher Wilin Rosario from Albuquerque, optioned
pitcher Tyler Matzek to Albuquerque.
Houston Astros - Placed pitcher Luke Gregerson on the family medical emergency
list; recalled pitcher Asher Wojciechowski from Fresno (PCL).
Kansas City Royals - Placed pitcher Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list
retroactive to May 6; placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the bereavement
list; activated shortstop Alcides Escobar from the 7-day concussion list;
recalled pitcher Yohan Pino from Omaha (PCL); optioned catcher Francisco Pena
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Selected pitcher Ryan Mattheus from Salt Lake
(PCL); optioned infielder Efren Navarro to Salt Lake; acquired pitcher Chad
Smith from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash considerations and
optioned him to Salt Lake.
Major League Baseball - Suspended Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto one
game for making contact with an umpire.
Milwaukee Brewers - Selected the contract of pitcher Brandon Kintzler from
Colorado Springs (PCL).
Oakland Athletics - Selected pitcher Angel Castro from Nashville (PCL);
optioned pitcher R.J. Alvarez to Nashville; designated outfielder Alex Hassan
San Diego Padres - Activated pitcher Shawn Kelley from the 15-day disabled
list; optioned pitcher Nick Vincent to El Paso (PCL).
Toronto Blue Jays - Recalled pitcher Ryan Tepera from Buffalo (IL); optioned
pitcher Chad Jenkins to Buffalo.
=== BASKETBALL ===
National Basketball Association - Fined Clippers forward Matt Barnes $50,000.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Baltimore Ravens - Signed outside linebackers Darius Allen and Brennen Beyer,
offensive tackles Darryl Baldwin, Blaine Clausell, Nick Easton and De'Ondre
Wesley, wide receivers DeAndre Carter and Cam Worthy, inside linebacker Trey
DePriest, guard Kaleb Johnson, quarterback Jerry Lovelocke, running back
Terrence Magee, punter Justin Manton, safety Nick Perry and cornerback Julian
British Columbia Lions (CFL) - Signed linebacker Cody Acker.
Carolina Panthers - Signed running back Cameron Artis-Payne.
Chicago Bears - Signed center Hroniss Grasu to a four-year contract.
Cincinnati Bengals - Signed cornerback Troy Hill, guard Chris Jasperse, wide
receiver Jake Kumerow, tight end Matt Lengel, kicker Tom Obarski, safety Floyd
Raven, linebacker Trevor Roach, center Jake Smith, running back Terrell
Watson, fullback Mark Weisman and defensive tackle DeShawn Williams.
Dallas Cowboys - Placed defensive tackle Josh Brent on the reserve/retired
Green Bay Packers - Signed wide receivers Javess Blue, Ricky Collins, Adrian
Coxson, Jimmie Hunt and Larry Pinkard; running backs John Crockett and Alonzo
Harris; cornerback Bernard Blake; linebackers Tavarus Dantzler, Jermauria
Rasco and James Vaughters; offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele; tight end
Mitchell Henry; defensive tackle Lavon Hooks; and guards Marcus Reed and Matt
Houston Texans - Signed cornerback Kevin Johnson, linebackers Benardrick
McKinney and Reshard Cliett, wide receivers Jaelen Strong and Keith Mumphery,
defensive tackle Christian Covington and running back Kenny Hilliard to four-
year contracts; signed guards Jake Cotton and Chad Slade, safety Kurtis
Drummond, defensive tackle Brandon Ivory, punter Will Johnson, offensive
tackle Kendall Lamm, tight ends Khari Lee and Mike McFarland, center Greg
Mancz, defensive ends Cam McLeod, Dan Pettinato and James Rouse, outside
linebackers Carlos Thompson, Lynden Trail and Tony Washington and wide
receiver Chandler Worthy; waived safety Josh Aubrey, defensive end Keith
Browner and running back Ben Malena.
Miami Dolphins - Signed linebacker Neville Hewitt.
New England Patriots - Signed tight end A.J. Derby, defensive linemen Xzavier
Dickson and Trey Flowers, offensive linemen Tre Jackson and Shaq Mason,
defensive backs Jordan Richards and Darryl Roberts and linebacker Matthew
Wells to four-year contracts; signed center David Andrews, wide receivers
Devin Gardner and Chris Harper, defensive backs Jimmy Jean, Brandon King and
Eric Patterson and defensive lineman Vince Taylor.
New York Jets - Released tight end Chris Pantale and linebacker Chris Young;
announced the retirement of offensive tackle Corey Hilliard; signed tight end
Wes Saxton, safeties Durell Eskridge and Demarkus Perkins, linebackers Julian
Howsare and Taiwan Jones and defensive linemen Deion Barnes, Davon Walls,
Jordan Williams and Leonard Williams.
Oakland Raiders - Signed running back Gus Johnson; quarterback Cody Fajardo;
defensive backs Rob Daniel, Jimmy Hall, Tevin McDonald and Terrell Pinson;
offensive lineman Quinterrius Eatmon; linebackers Jacoby Hale, Braylon
Mitchell and Josh Shirley; tight end Gabe Holmes; and defensive tackle Leon
Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed defensive end L.T. Walton.
St. Louis Rams - Signed running backs Malcolm Brown and Terrence Franks; wide
receivers Isiah Ferguson, Bradley Marquez and Tyler Slavin; defensive backs
Imoan Claiborne, Montell Garner, Jacob Hagen and Jay Hughes; fullback Zach
Laskey; defensive end Matt Longacre; linebackers Cameron Lynch and Keshaun
Malone; defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat; and tackle Darrell Williams.
Washington Redskins - Signed offensive lineman Takoby Cofield; waived tackle