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

                       === Monday, November 3, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Atlanta Braves - Extended a qualifying offer to pitcher Ervin Santana.

Baltimore Orioles - Reinstated third baseman Manny Machado and catcher Matt
Wieters from the 60-day disabled list; extended a qualifying offer to
outfielder Nelson Cruz.

Chicago Cubs - Named Joe Maddon manager and agreed to terms on a five-year
contract through the 2019 season; agreed to terms with pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada
on a one-year contract.

Chicago White Sox - Claimed outfielder J.B. Shuck off waivers from the
Cleveland Indians; activated pitcher Nate Jones from the 60-day disabled list.

Cleveland Indians - Outrighted catcher Chris Gimenez to Columbus (IL); signed
pitcher Tyler Cloyd to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring
training.

Colorado Rockies - Extended a qualifying offer to outfielder Michael Cuddyer;
Claimed pitcher Jorge Rondon off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals;
designated pitcher Rob Scahill for assignment.

Houston Astros - Claimed pitcher Will Harris off waivers from the Arizona
Diamondbacks; selected the contract of catcher Carlos Perez; activated pitcher
Josh Zeid from the 60-day disabled list; outrighted pitcher Jose Cisnero off
the 40-man roster.

Kansas City Royals - Extended a qualifying offer to pitcher James Shields;
exercised the 2015 club option on the contract of pitcher Wade Davis; selected
the contract of outfielder Paulo Orlando from Omaha (PCL).

Los Angeles Dodgers - Extended a qualifying offer to shortstop Hanley Ramirez;
announced pitcher Brian Wilson exercised the 2015 player option on his
contract; claimed infielder Ryan Jackson off waivers from San Diego.

Minnesota Twins - Named Paul Molitor manager and agreed to terms on a three-
year contract through the 2017 season.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Extended qualifying offers to catcher Russell Martin and
pitcher Francisco Liriano; outrighted infielder Chase d'Arnaud and pitchers
Jeanmar Gomez and John Axford to Indianapolis (IL).

San Diego Padres - Reinstates pitchers Casey Kelly and Cory Luebke, infielder
Yonder Alonso and outfielder Carlos Quentin from the 60-day disabled list;
designated pitchers Donn Roach and Eric Stults for assignment.

San Francisco Giants - Extended a qualifying offer to third baseman Pablo
Sandoval.

Seattle Mariners - Claimed infielder Carlos Rivero off waivers from the Boston
Red Sox.

St. Louis Cardinals - Named David Bell bench coach and agreed to terms on a
two-year contract through the 2016 season.

Tampa Bay Rays - Exercised the 2015 club option on the contract of pitcher
Joel Peralta; activated pitcher Matt Moore from the 60-day disabled list;
designated infielder Vince Belnome for assignment; activated infielder Jerry
Sands off the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment.

Washington Nationals - Claimed pitcher Eric Fornataro off waivers from the St.
Louis Cardinals.


=== BASKETBALL ===

National Basketball Association - Fined Minnesota Timberwolves guard $15,000
for making an obscene gesture in a Nov. 1 game against the Chicago Bulls.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Re-signed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston to the practice
squad.

Buffalo Bills - Claimed safety Jerome Couplin off waivers from the Detroit
Lions.

Cincinnati Bengals - Signed linebacker Justin Jackson and tight end Jake
Murphy to the practice squad; released tight end Kevin Greene.

Detroit Lions - Activated linebacker Kyle Van Noy from injured
reserve/designated to return; activated defensive tackle C.J. Mosley from the
reserve/suspended list; signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen; released
cornerback Danny Gorrer.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Placed cornerback Will Blackmon on injured reserve;
signed linebacker Khairi Fortt off the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed quarterback Pat Devlin and tight end RaShaun Allen
to the practice squad; released tight end Ryan Otten from the practice squad;
placed quarterback Chandler Harnisch on the practice squad injured list.

Philadelphia Eagles - Placed linebacker DeMeco Ryans on injured reserve;
signed safety Chris Prosinski.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed running back Kendall Hunter to a one-year
contract extension.


=== HOCKEY ===

Edmonton Oilers - Placed forward Taylor Hall on injured reserve; recalled
defenseman Keith Aulie from Oklahoma City (AHL).

National Hockey League - Suspended Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference
three games for an illegal check.