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

                       === Thursday, April 17, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Chicago White Sox - Purchased the contract of pitcher Zach Putnam from
Charlotte (IL); designated pitcher Donnie Veal for assignment.

Kansas City Royals - Placed outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled
list; recalled pitcher Justin Marks from Omaha (PCL).

Major League Baseball - Suspended Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi
50 games without pay for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment
Program.

Milwaukee Brewers - Placed first baseman Lyle Overbay on the paternity list;
recalled infielder Elian Herrera from Nashville (PCL).

Minnesota Twins - Recalled infielder Eduardo Nunez from Rochester (IL).

Seattle Mariners - Activated pitcher Stephen Pryor from the 15-day disabled
list and optioned him to Tacoma (PCL).

St. Louis Cardinals - Placed pitcher Joe Kelly on the 15-day disabled list;
optioned pitcher Keith Butler from Memphis (PCL); recalled pitchers Eric
Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Memphis.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Signed long snapper Ryan King to a contract
extension.

Indianapolis Colts - Announced guard Joe Reitz signed his restricted free
agent tender.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Released linebacker Russell Allen; waived defensive
ends D'Aundre Reed and Will Pericak and wide receiver Jabin Sambrano.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed safety Kurt Coleman.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL) - Signed wide receiver Chad Johnson to a two-year
contract.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Released wide receivers Austin Coleman and
Antonio Robinson, defensive back Kevin Prempeh, offensive lineman Eric
Armitage and linebacker Doug Hogue.


=== HOCKEY ===

Calgary Flames - Assigned center Markus Granlund to Abbotsford (AHL).

Detroit Red Wings - Assigned forward Willie Coetzee and defenseman Xavier
Ouellet and Ryan Sproul to Grand Rapids (AHL).

St. Louis Blues - Assigned forward Keith Aucoin to Chicago (AHL).