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

                     === Thursday, November 20, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Added pitchers Will Locante, Kevin Munson and A.J.
Schugel, outfielder Socrates Brito and infielder Brandon Drury to the 40-man
roster.

Baltimore Orioles - Claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the
Oakland Athletics; selected the contracts of pitchers Tyler Wilson and Mike
Wright.

Chicago Cubs - Selected the contract of pitcher C.J. Edwards from Tennessee
(Southern).

Chicago White Sox - Designated pitcher Ronald Belisario for assignment;
claimed pitcher Onelki Garcia off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers;
purchased the contracts of pitcher Frankie Montas, infielders Rangel Ravelo
and Tyler Saladino and catcher Kevan Smith; outrighted outfielder Jared
Mitchell to Charlotte (IL).

Cleveland Indians - Selected the contracts of infielder Giovanny Urshela and
pitcher Shawn Armstrong from Columbus (IL), pitcher Cody Anderson and
catcher/infielder Tony Wolters from Akron (Eastern) and pitcher Ryan Merritt
from Lynchburg (Carolina).

Colorado Rockies - Added pitcher Tyler Anderson to 40-man roster; designates
pitcher Juan Nicasio for assignment.

Detroit Tigers - Claimed pitcher Josh Zeid off waivers from the Houston
Astros; designated outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

Houston Astros - Added infielder Ronnie Torreyes and pitcher Vincent Velasquez
to the 40-man roster; outrighted pitcher Anthony Bass to Fresno (PCL).

Los Angeles Dodgers - Added pitchers Zach Lee and Chris Reed and outfielder
Scott Shebler to the 40-man roster; acquired right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta
and left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange
for right-handed pitchers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.

Milwaukee Brewers - Added pitcher David Goforth to the 40-man roster.

New York Mets - Selected the contracts of pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Cory
Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa, Akeel Morris and Jack Leathersich.

New York Yankees - Added outfielders Tyler Austin and mason Williams and
pitcher Danny Burawa and Branden Pinder to the 40-man roster; sold the rights
of infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Rakuten Golden Eagles (Japan).

Oakland Athletics - Selected the contract of infielder Renato Nunez from
Stockton (California).

Philadelphia Phillies - Added pitchers Jesse Biddle, Adam Morgan and Nefi
Ogando to the 40-man roster.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Selected the contracts of catcher Elias Diaz, infielder
Pedro Florimon, outfielder Willy Garcia and pitchers Nick Kingham and Jameson
Taillon; designated catcher Ramon Cabrera and first baseman Ike Davis for
assignment; outrighted infielder Brent Morel to Indianapolis (IL).

San Diego Padres - Acquired pitcher Kyle Bartsch from the Kansas City Royals
in exchange for outfielder Reymond Fuentes; selected the contracts of
infielder/outfielder Alex Dickerson, pitcher Tayron Guerrero and infielder
Taylor Lindsey; designated pitcher Blaine Boyer and outfielder Yeison Asencio
for assignment.

Seattle Mariners - Claimed pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers from the Miami
Marlins.

St. Louis Cardinals - Acquired infielder Ty Kelly from the Seattle Mariners in
exchange for pitcher Sam Gaviglio and added him to the 40-man roster.

Washington Nationals - Added pitchers A.J. Cole and Matt Grace, infielder
Wilmer Difo and outfielder Brian Godwin to the 40-man roster.


=== BASKEBTALL ===

Atlanta Hawks - Assigned forward/center Adreian Payne to Fort Wayne (NBADL).

Memphis Grizzlies - Waived guard Kalin Lucas and center Hassan Whiteside.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Signed linebacker James Anderson.

BC Lions (CFL) - Fired head coach Mike Benevides.

New England Patriots - Signed running back LeGarrette Blount; released
defensive lineman Casey Walker.

Tennessee Titans - Promoted linebacker Justin Staples from the practice squad
to the active roster; signed linebacker Yawin Smallwood to the practice squad.


=== HOCKEY ===

Carolina Hurricanes - Claimed forward Andrej Nestrasil off waivers from the
Detroit Red Wings.

Detroit Red Wings - Assigned forward Stephen Weiss to Grand Rapids (AHL) for
conditioning.

Montreal Canadiens - Acquired defenseman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks in
exchange for forward Rene Bourque.

Vancouver Canucks - Acquired forward Will Acton from the Edmonton Oilers in
exchange for forward Kellan Lain.