=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Wednesday, November 20, 2013 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Atlanta Braves - Selected the contract of pitcher Luis Vasquez from
Gwinnett (IL); selected the contracts of pitcher Carlos Perez and infielder
Elmer Reyes from Lynchburg (Carolina).
Arizona Diamondbacks - Selected the contracts of outfielder Ender Inciarte and
pitcher Bo Schultz from Mobile (Southern); designated pitcher Tony Sipp for
Baltimore Orioles - Signed pitcher Edgmer Escalona to a one-year contract;
selected the contracts of catcher Michael Ohlman and pitcher Tim Berry from
Frederick (Carolina); selected the contract of pitcher Eddie Gamboa from
Boston Red Sox - Selected the contracts of outfielder Bryce Brentz and pitcher
Anthony Ranaudo from Pawtucket (IL); selected the contract of third baseman
Garin Cecchini from Portland (Eastern).
Chicago Cubs - Selected the contracts of infielder Arismendy Alcantara and
pitcher Dallas Beeler from Tennessee (Southern).
Chicago White Sox - Claimed infielder Jake Elmore off waivers from the Houston
Astros; selected the contract of infielder Carlos Sanchez from Charlotte (IL);
selected the contract of outfielder Trayce Thompson from Birmingham
Cincinnati Reds - Selected the contracts of outfielder Ryan LaMarre and
pitcher Chad Rogers from Louisville (IL); selected the contract of catcher
Tucker Barnhart from Pensacola (Southern); selected the contract of outfielder
Juan Duran from Bakersfield (California).
Cleveland Indians - Named Matt Quatraro assistant hitting coach; selected the
contract of pitcher Bryan Price from Columbus (IL); selected the contracts of
pitcher Austin Adams, first baseman Jesus Aguilar and outfielder Carlos
Moncrief from Akron (Eastern); selected the contract of infielder Erik
Gonzalez from Carolina (Carolina); designated infielder Cord Phelps for
Colorado Rockies - Selected the contract of outfielder Kent Matthes from
Colorado Springs (PCL); selected the contracts of pitcher Tyler Matzek and
outfielder Kyle Parker from Tulsa (Texas); selected the contract of pitcher
Kraig Sitton from Modesto (California); selected the contracts of pitchers
Jayson Aquino and Raul Fernandez and infielder Rosell Herrera from Asheville
Detroit Tigers - Purchased the contracts of pitchers Kyle Lobstein and Justin
Miller and first baseman Jordan Lennerton from Toledo (IL); selected the
contract of shortstop Eugenio Suarez and outfielder Daniel Fields from Erie
(Eastern); selected the contracts of pitcher Jose Valdez and outfielder Steven
Moya from Lakeland (Florida State).
Houston Astros - Claimed infielder Ryan Jackson off waivers from the St. Louis
Cardinals; released pitcher John Ely; outrighted outfielder J.D. Martinez to
Oklahoma City (PCL).
Kansas City Royals - Selected the contracts of infielder Christian Colon and
pitcher Michael Mariot from Omaha (PCL); selected the contracts of outfielder
Lane Adams and infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Northwest Arkansas (Texas);
designated pitcher Noel Arguelles and infielder Irving Falu for assignment;
announced pitcher Felipe Paulino has refused an outright assignment to Omaha
and elected free agency.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Selected the contract of outfielder Randal
Grichuk from Arkansas (Texas).
Los Angeles Dodgers - Selected the contracts of Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia and
Jarret Martin from Chattanooga (Southern); signed catcher J.C. Boscan,
infielders Brendan Harris and Clint Robinson and pitcher Daniel Moskos to
minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.
Miami Marlins - Selected the contracts of pitchers Grant Dayton and Michael
Brady, outfielder Brent Keys and catcher J.T. Realmuto from Jacksonville
(Southern); selected the contracts of pitchers Angel Sanchez and Jose Urena
from Jupiter (Florida State).
Milwaukee Brewers - Selected the contract of first baseman Hunter Morris from
Nashville (PCL); selected the contracts of first baseman Jason Rogers and
pitchers Brooks Hall and Kevin Shackelford from Huntsville (Southern).
Minnesota Twins - Selected the contract of pitcher Logan Darnell from
Rochester (IL); selected the contract of first baseman Kennys Vargas from Fort
Meyers (Florida State); selected the contracts of infielder Jorge Polanco and
outfielder Max Kepler from Cedar Rapids (Midwest); outrighted pitcher B.J.
Hermsen to Rochester; signed pitcher Deolis Guerra to a minor league contract
with an invitation to spring training; invited pitchers Lester Oliveros and
Aaron Thompson, infielders James Beresford and Deibinson Romero, outfielders
Wilkin Ramirez and Jermaine Mitchell and catcher Dan Rohlfing to spring
New York Yankees - Acquired infielder Dean Anna from the San Diego Padres in
exchange for pitcher Ben Paullus; selected the contracts of pitchers Shane
Greene and Bryan Mitchell, outfielder Slade Heathcott and catcher Gary Sanchez
from Trenton (Eastern); selected the contract of pitcher Jose Campos from
Charleston (South Atlantic).
Oakland Athletics - Selected the contract of pitcher Raul Alcantara from
Philadelphia Phillies - Selected the contracts of catcher Tommy Joseph and
pitcher Rob Rasmussen from Lehigh Valley (IL); selected the contract of
outfielder Kelly Dugan from Reading (Eastern); selected the contract of
outfielder Aaron Altherr from Clearwater (Florida State).
Pittsburgh Pirates - Selected the contracts of outfielder Gregory Polanco and
pitcher Casey Sadler from Indianapolis (IL); selected the contract of
infielder Alen Hanson from Altoona (Eastern); selected the contract of pitcher
Joely Rodriguez from Bradenton (Florida State); signed pitchers Jake Brigham,
Jay Jackson and Josh Kinney to minor league contracts with invitations to
spring training; signed pitchers Collin Balester and Seth McClung to minor
St. Louis Cardinals - Signed manager Mike Matheny to a three-year contract
extension; announced the retirement of pitcher Chris Carpenter; selected the
contracts of outfielders Oscar Tavares and Mike O'Neill and infielder Greg
Garcia from Memphis (PCL); outrighted pitcher John Gast and outfielder
Jermaine Curtis to Memphis.
San Diego Padres - Signed pitcher Josh Johnson to a one-year contract;
selected the contract of pitcher Keyvius Sampson from Tuscon (PCL); selected
the contracts of pitcher Donn Roach and Juan Oramas from San Antonio (Texas);
designated pitchers Brad Brach, Miles Mikolas and Jose De Paula and outfielder
Jaff Decker for assignment.
Tampa Bay Rays - Selected the contracts of infielder Vince Belnome and
pitchers C.J. Riefenhauser and Kirby Yates from Durham (IL); selected the
contract of pitcher Jesse Hahn from Charlotte (Florida State); signed pitchers
Mark Lowe, Victor Mateo and Sam Runion to minor league contracts with
invitations to spring training; signed catcher Mayo Acosta and pitchers Mike
Colla, Eduar Quinonez and Albert Suarez to minor league contracts.
Texas Rangers - Acquired first baseman Prince Fielder from the Detroit Tigers
in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler and cash considerations; received
pitcher Shawn Tolleson off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers; selected the
contract of pitcher Ben Rowen from Round Rock (PCL); selected the contracts of
pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla and infielder Luis Sardinas from Frisco (Texas);
outrighted pitcher Edwar Cabrera to Round Rock.
Toronto Blue Jays - Selected the contract of pitcher Deck McGuire from New
Washington Nationals - Selected the contract of pitcher Aaron Barrett from
Harrisburg (Eastern); selected the contracts of pitcher Sammy Solis and
outfielder Michael Taylor from Potomac (Carolina); designated pitchers
Fernando Abad and Tyler Robertson for assignment; signed pitchers Chris Young
and Gabriel Alfaro to minor league contracts with invitations to spring
=== BASKETBALL ===
NBA - Fined Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace $10,000 for using profane
language during his postgame press conference on Nov. 19.
Philadelphia 76ers - Signed guards Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown; waived
center Kwame Brown and guard Darius Morris.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Baltimore Ravens - Signed tackle David Mims to the practice squad.
Buffalo Bills - Signed offensive tackle J.J. Unga from the Baltimore Ravens'
Cincinnati Bengals - Signed defensive lineman Christo Bilukidi; released
defensive tackle Kheeston Randall.
Cleveland Browns - Signed wide receiver Josh Cooper to the active roster from
the practice squad; placed wide receiver Armanti Edwards on injured reserve;
signed wide receiver Reggie Dunn to the practice squad.
Green Bay Packers - Signed guard Andrew Tiller to the practice squad; released
guard Bryan Collins from the practice squad.
Indianapolis Colts - Signed running back Chris Rainey.
Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed wide receiver Marcus Jackson to the practice
Kansas City Chiefs - Signed offensive lineman Chandler Burden to the practice
squad; released fullback Toben Opurum.
Oakland Raiders - Added linebacker Miles Burris and re-signed defensive
lineman Brian Sanford to the active roster; placed cornerback DJ Hayden on
injured reserve; added defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin to the practice squad.
=== HOCKEY ===
Boston Bruins - Recalled defenseman Kevan Miller from Providence (AHL).
Buffalo Sabres - Recalled forward Luke Adam and defenseman Brayden McNabb from
Dallas Stars - Recalled defenseman Kevin Connauton from a conditioning
assignment with Texas (AHL).
Detroit Red Wings - Placed defenseman Danny Dekeyser on long-term injured
Minnesota Wild - Recalled forward Jason Zucker from Iowa (AHL).
Phoenix Coyotes - Recalled forward Tim Kennedy from Portland (AHL).
Tampa Bay Lightning - Assigned defenseman Dmitry Korobev to Syracuse (AHL).
=== COLLEGE ===
Mississippi Valley State University - Named Dianthia Ford-Kee Director of