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Sports Transactions From The Sports Network
Friday, December 19, 2014


Baltimore Orioles - Signed pitcher Wesley Wright to a one-year contract; named Scott Coolbaugh hitting coach.

Boston Red Sox - Acquired catcher Ryan Hanigan from the San Diego Padres in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks.

Chicago Cubs - Agreed to terms with pitcher Jason Motte on a one-year contract; claimed outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics and catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers; designated pitcher Donn Roach and infielder Logan Watkins for assignment.

Kansas City Royals - Signed outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year contract with a mutual option for the 2016 season.

Los Angeles Dodgers - Acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for pitchers Tom Windle and Zach Eflin; designated outfielder Kyle Jensen for assignment.

Miami Marlins - Acquired infielder Martin Prado, pitcher David Phelps and cash considerations from the New York Yankees in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, first baseman Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German.

New York Yankees - Acquired pitcher Gonzalez Germen from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations; designated pitcher Preston Claiborne for assignment.

Oakland Athletics - Released infielder Nick Punto.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year contract; designated pitcher Preston Guilmet for assignment.

San Diego Padres - Acquired outfielder Justin Upton and minor league pitcher Aaron Northcraft from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for infielders Jace Peterson and Dustin Peterson, pitcher Max Fried and outfielder Mallex Smith; outfielder Wil Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan and minor league pitchers Jose Castillo and Gerardo Reyes from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for catcher Rene Rivera, pitcher Burch Smith and minor league first baseman Jake Bauers.

Tampa Bay Rays - Acquired outfielder Steven Souza and pitcher Travis Ott from the Washington Nationals; designated pitcher Brandon Gomes for assignment; named Tom Foley bench coach, Rocco Baldelli first base coach and Charlie Montoyo third base coach; named George Hendrick special advisor to baseball operations.

Toronto Blue Jays - Claimed pitcher Juan Oramas off waivers from the San Diego Padres; signed pitcher Andrew Albers to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Washington Nationals - Acquired pitcher Joe Ross and a player to be named later from the San Diego Padres.

As of December 20, 2014, at 02:35 AM ET