=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Thursday, October 23, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Arizona Diamondbacks - Named Bryan Minniti assistant general manager and Mike
Russell special assistant to senior vice president of baseball operations and
coordinator of professional scouting.
Atlanta Braves - Named John Hart president of baseball operations and signed
him to a three-year contract.
Boston Red Sox - Named Chili Davis hitting coach.
Colorado Rockies - Announced pitching coaches Jim Wright and Bo McLaughlin
will not return for the 2015 season.
Milwaukee Brewers - Named Darnell Coles hitting coach.
New York Mets - Named Kevin Long hitting coach.
Philadelphia Phillies - Signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year
Pittsburgh Pirates - Agreed to terms with pitcher Josh Stinson on a minor
league contract with an invitation to spring training.
San Diego Padres - Named Sam Geaney director of player development.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Brooklyn Nets - Waived forward/center Willie Reed.
Houston Rockets - Signed guard Geron Johnson; waived forward Akil Mitchell.
Miami Heat - Waived guards Tyler Johnson and Larry Drew II and forward Shawn
New York Knicks - Signed center Jordan Vandenberg.
Orlando Magic - Signed center Nikola Vucevic to a contract extension.
San Antonio Spurs - Waived guard Bryce Cotton and forward Josh Davis.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Denver Broncos - Released safety John Boyett from the practice squad.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed linebacker Orie Lemon off the Kansas City Chiefs
=== HOCKEY ===
New York Islanders - Loaned forward Colin McDonald to Bridgeport (AHL).
Tampa Bay Lightning - Reassigned defenseman Luke Witkowski to Syracuse (AHL).