=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Thursday, July 31, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Arizona Diamondbacks - Acquired outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony
Banda from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Gerardo Parra;
acquired catcher Peter O'Brien and a player to be named later or cash
considerations from the New York Yankees for infielder Martin Prado.
Baltimore Orioles - Acquired pitcher Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox in
exchange for pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez; reinstated pitcher T.J. McFarland from
the bereavement list; optioned pitcher Preston Guilmet to Norfolk (IL).
Chicago Cubs - Acquired catcher Victor Caratini from the Atlanta Braves in
exchange for pitcher James Russell, utilityman Emilio Bonifacio and cash
Cleveland Indians - Recalled pitcher Austin Adams from Columbus (IL); optioned
infielder Zach Walters to Columbus.
Colorado Rockies - Selected the contract of pitcher Pedro Hernandez from
Colorado Springs (PCL); optioned pitcher Rob Scahill to Colorado Springs;
designated infielder Ryan Wheeler for assignment.
Miami Marlins - Acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart, infielder Enrique Hernandez
and outfielder Austin Wates from the Houston Astros in exchange for outfielder
Jake Marisnick, pitcher Frances Martes, infielder Colin Moran and a 2015
Milwaukee Brewers - Optioned outfielder Logan Schafer to Nashville (PCL);
transferred pitcher Tyler Thornburg to the 60-day disabled list.
Minnesota Twins - Signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year contract extension
with a vesting option for the 2017 season; recalled first baseman Kennys
Vargas from New Britain (Eastern).
New York Yankees - Claimed pitcher Esmil Rogers off waivers from Toronto;
released infielder Scott Sizemore; acquired shortstop Stephen Drew and cash
considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Kelly
Oakland Athletics - Acquired pitcher Jon Lester, outfielder/designated hitter
Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for
outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 competitive balance draft pick; acquired
outfielder Sam Fuld from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for pitcher Tommy
Milone; optioned outfielder Billy Burns to Sacramento (PCL); designated
infielder Jake Elmore for assignment.
Pittsburgh Pirates - Designated pitcher Josh Wall for assignment; claimed
pitcher Angel Sanchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and optioned him
to Altoona (EL).
San Diego Padres - Acquired pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen and outfielder Abraham
Almonte from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Chris Denorfia.
San Francisco Giants - Optioned outfielder Tyler Colvin to Fresno (PCL).
Seattle Mariners - Acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from Detroit as part of
a three-team trade with the Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays.
St. Louis Cardinals - Acquired pitchers John Lackey and Corey Littrell and
cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitcher Joe Kelly
and outfielder Allen Craig.
Tampa Bay Rays - Acquired pitcher Drew Smyly and minor league shortstop Willy
Adames from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitcher David Price; acquired
infielder Nick Franklin from the Seattle Mariners.
Toronto Blue Jays - Placed first baseman Dan Johnson on the 15-day disabled
list; recalled pitcher Chad Jenkins from Buffalo (IL).
Washington Nationals - Acquired shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and cash
considerations from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for infielder Zach
=== BASKETBALL ===
Denver Nuggets - Signed guard Gary Harris and center Jusuf Nurkic.
Memphis Grizzlies - Named Jeff Bzdelik assistant coach and John Townsend
director of player development, Trevor Moawad mental endurance coach;
promoted Jason March to assistant coach/advance scout and Drew Graham to
trainer and vice president of player care.
Milwaukee Bucks - Signed guard Jerryd Bayless.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Atlanta Falcons - Announced the retirement of defensive tackle Peria Jerry.
Chicago Bears - Signed offensive linemen Graham Pocic and Dennis Roland to
one-year contracts; waived wide receiver Terrence Toliver and offensive tackle
Houston Texans - Added running back Jonathan Grimes and linebacker Trevardo
Williams to the active roster.
Indianapolis Colts - Placed guard Donald Thomas on injured reserve.
Seattle Seahawks - Placed tight end Anthony McCoy on injured reserve; signed
wide receiver Ronald Johnson.
=== HOCKEY ===
Boston Bruins - Renewed its affiliation relationship with the South Carolina
Stingrays of the ECHL.
Dallas Stars - Signed forward Scott Glennie to a one-year, two-way contract.
Ottawa Senators - Signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a three-year contract.
Pittsburgh Penguins - Signed forward Nick Spaling to a two-year contract.
=== COLLEGE ===
Austin Peay - Announced the resignation of men's golf coach Kirk Kayden.