=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Saturday, September 1, 2012 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Arizona Diamondbacks - Activated infielder Willie Bloomquist and pitchers Josh
Collmenter and Takashi Saito off the 15-day disabled list; recalled catcher
Konrad Schmidt from Reno (PCL); purchased the contract of outfielder Tyler
Graham from Reno; activated infielder Cody Ransom; transferred pitcher Daniel
Hudson to the 60-day disabled list.
Atlanta Braves - Recalled catcher J.C. Boscan and outfielder Jose Constanza
from Gwinnett (IL); purchased the contracts of outfielder Lyle Overbay and
pitcher Peter Moylan from Gwinnett; added infielder Jeff Baker to the active
Baltimore Orioles - Activated infielder Wilson Betemit off the 15-day disabled
list; recalled outfielder Xavier Avery, catcher Luis Exposito and infielder
Steve Tolleson from Norfolk (IL).
Boston Red Sox - Activated pitcher Rich Hill from the 60-day disabled list.
Chicago Cubs - Recalled outfielder Tony Campana, infielder Adrian Cardenas and
outfielder Dave Sappelt from Iowa (PCL).
Chicago White Sox - Reinstated catcher Tyler Flowers from the paternity list;
recalled pitchers Deunte Heath and Brian Omogrosso from Charlotte (IL);
purchased the contract of infielder Dan Johnson from Charlotte; reinstated
infielder Orlando Hudson and pitcher Leyson Septimo from the 15-day disabled
Cleveland Indians - Recalled infielder Russ Canzler and pitcher Scott Barnes
from Columbus (IL); purchased the contract of outfielder Thomas Neal from
Detroit Tigers - Activated infielder/outfielder Ryan Raburn off the 15-day
disabled list; recalled pitcher Luis Marte, catcher Bryan Holaday and
infielder Danny Worth from Toledo (IL); purchased the contract of
infielder/outfielder Don Kelly from Toledo.
Houston Astros - Claimed infielder Brandon Laird off waivers from the New York
Yankees; recalled infielder Matt Downs from Oklahoma City (PCL); purchased the
contract of pitcher Jose Valdez from Oklahoma City; reinstated outfielder
Jordan Schafer from the 15-day disabled list.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Activated pitcher Scott Downs from the
bereavement list; recalled catcher John Hester, pitchers Andrew Taylor and
Nick Maronde and infielder Andrew Romine from Salt Lake (PCL).
Los Angeles Dodgers - Recalled catcher Tim Federowicz and pitcher Javy Guerra
from Albuquerque (PCL); selected the contract of pitcher John Ely from
Albuquerque; transferred outfielder Alfredo Silverio to the 60-day disabled
New York Mets - Recalled catcher Mike Nickeas and infielder Zach Lutz from
Triple-A Buffalo (IL).
New York Yankees - Recalled catcher Francisco Cervelli, infielder Eduardo
Nunes, outfielder Chris Dickerson and pitchers Adam Warren, Cory Wade and
Justin Thomas from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL); designated infielder Ramiro
Pena for assignment.
Oakland Athletics - Activated pitcher A.J. Griffin and third baseman Brandon
Inge off the 15-day disabled list; recalled outfielder Collin Cowgill and
infielder Brandon Hicks from Sacramento (PCL).
Philadelphia Phillies - Activated outfielder Nate Schierholtz from the 15-day
Pittsburgh Pirates - Recalled catcher Eric Fryer and pitchers Jeff Locke and
Justin Wilson from Indianapolis (IL); selected the contracts of pitcher Chris
Leroux and infielder Brock Holt from Indianapolis.
San Diego Padres - Activated pitchers Andrew Cashner and Joe Thatcher off the
15-day disabled list; named Billy Gasparino director of scouting.
San Francisco Giants - Activated infielder Aubrey Huff and pitchers Shane Loux
and Brad Penny from the 15-day disabled list; recalled infielder Brett Pill
from Fresno (PCL); purchased the contracts of pitcher Jean Machi and
outfielder Xavier Nady from Fresno; transferred infielder Freddy Sanchez to
the 60-day disabled list.
Seattle Mariners - Recalled outfielder Carlos Peguero and pitcher Erasmo
Ramirez from Tacoma (PCL).
St. Louis Cardinals - Activated first baseman Lance Berkman from the 15-day
disabled list; recalled pitcher Sam Freeman from Memphis (PCL).
Tampa Bay Rays - Activated pitcher Jeff Niemann from the 60-day disabled list;
recalled infielder Reid Brignac, catcher Chris Gimenez, pitcher Cesar Ramos
and outfielder Rich Thompson from Durham (IL).
Texas Rangers - Recalled outfielder Leonys Martin, pitchers Yoshinori
Tateyama, Martin Perez and Tanner Scheppers, and infielder/outfielder Brandon
Snyder from Round Rock (PCL); purchased the contract of infielder Jurickson
Profar from Frisco (TL); designated pitcher Miguel De Los Santos for
Washington Nationals - Recalled pitcher John Lannan, catcher Sandy Leon and
outfielder Eury Perez from Syracuse (IL); reinstated infielder Mark DeRosa
from the 15-day disabled list; optioned catcher Jhonatan Solano to Harrisburg
=== FOOTBALL ===
Chicago Bears - Signed quarterback Matt Blanchard, running backs Armando Allen
and Harvey Unga, wide receiver Joe Anderson, offensive linemen Cory Brandon
and James Brown, cornerback Isaiah Frey and defensive end Aston Whiteside to
the practice squad.
Dallas Cowboys - Waived quarterback Stephen McGee; claimed tight end Colin
Cochart off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals; signed running backs Lance
Dunbar and Jamize Olawale, defensive tackle Robert Calloway, wide receivers
Tim Benford and Danny Coale, linebacker Orie Lemon, defensive end Ben Bass and
guard Ron Leary to the practice squad.
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Signed running back Jerome Messam to a three-year
Houston Texans - Released guard Shelley Smith; signed running back Jonathan
Grimes, defensive end David Hunter, linebacker Delano Johnson, quarterback
Case Keenum, wide receiver Jeff Maehl, safety Eddie Pleasant and tight end
Phillip Supernaw to the practice squad.
Kansas City Chiefs - Signed fullback Patrick DiMarco, defensive back Neiko
Thorpe, defensive lineman Jerome Long, offensive linemen David Mims and Lucas
Patterson, and wide receivers Josh Bellamy, Junior Hemingway and Jamar Newsome
to the practice squad.
Minnesota Vikings - Acquired cornerback A.J. Jefferson from the Arizona
Cardinals in exchange for conditional 2013 draft pick; claimed offensive
lineman Mark Asper off waivers from the Buffalo Bills; waived offensive
lineman Pat Brown and defensive back Zack Bowman; signed running back Jordan
Todman, offensive lineman Tyler Holmes, defensive lineman Chase Baker and
defensive back Bobby Felder to the practice squad.
New England Patriots - Acquired wide receiver Greg Salas from the St. Louis
Rams in exchange for an undisclosed future draft pick; claimed offensive
lineman Matt Tennant off waivers from the New Orleans Saints; released
linebacker Bobby Carpenter; signed offensive linemen Thomas Austin and Matt
Kopa, fullback Eric Kettani, wide receiver Sam Kirkland, tight end Alex
Silvestro, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and defensive back Malcolm Williams to
the practice squad.
New Orleans Saints - Claimed safety Rafael Bush off waivers from the Denver
Broncos; waived safety Jonathon Amaya.
New York Jets - Claimed nose tackle Isaako Aaitui and wide receiver Clyde
Gates off waivers from the Miami Dolphins; claimed tight end Konrad Reuland
off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers; waived safety Antonio Allen,
defensive tackle Marcus Dixon and tight end Dedrick Epps; signed tackle Paul
Cornick, linebackers Marcus Dowtin and Ricky Sapp, defensive back Donnie
Fletcher, wide receivers Royce Pollard and Jordan White and tight end Hayden
Smith to the practice squad.
Oakland Raiders - Claimed defensive back Phillip Adams, linebacker Keenan
Clayton and tackle Willie Smith off waivers; waived cornerbacks Chimdi Chekwa
and Bryan McCann; waived/injured defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie; signed
linebackers Nathan Stupar and Kaelin Burnett and wide receivers Brandon
Carswell and Travionte Session to the practice squad.
Philadelphia Eagles - Claimed offensive lineman Nathan Menkin off waivers from
the Houston Texans; released cornerback Trevard Lindley; signed tight end
Chase Ford, fullback Emil Igwenagu, wide receiver Marvin McNutt, linebacker
Ryan Rau and center Chase Beeler to the practice squad.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed offensive linemen John Malecki and Ryan Lee, wide
receivers David Gilreath and Toney Clemons, tight end Jamie McCoy, linebacker
Marshall McFadden, safety Damon Cromartie-Smith and cornerback Josh Victorian
to the practice squad.
San Francisco 49ers - Signed defensive tackles Tony Jerod-Eddie and Matthew
Masifilo, linebackers Cam Johnson and Michael Wilhoite, tackles Kenny Wiggins
and Al Netter, wide receiver Nathan Palmer and safety Michael Thomas to the
Seattle Seahawks - Released tight end Kellen Winslow.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Claimed defensive tackle Corvey Irvin off waivers from
the Jacksonville Jaguars, guard Julian Vandervelde off waivers from the
Philadelphia Eagles and center/guard Cody Wallace off waivers from the Houston
Texans; released defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry and guard Bradley Sowell;
signed running back D.J. Ware; released cornerback Brandon McDonald.