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             === 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
contract.

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
Jones.

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
practice squad.


=== HOCKEY ===

New York Islanders - Loaned forward Colin McDonald to Bridgeport (AHL).

Tampa Bay Lightning - Reassigned defenseman Luke Witkowski to Syracuse (AHL).