Sunday's Sports Transactions

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:50 p.m.



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BASEBALL
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reassigned RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Mike Wright, and INF Chris Marrero to their minor league camp.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned LHPs Logan Darnell, Edgar Ibarra and Brooks Raley and RHP Trevor May to Rochester (IL); 1B Kennys Vargas to New Britain (EL); INF Jorge Polanco and OF Max Kepler to Fort Myers (FSL). Reassigned RHPs Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino; Cs Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner; OFs Byron Buxton and Chris Rahl and INF Miguel Sano to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Jose Ramirez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reassigned LHP Francisco Rondon to their minor league camp.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS — Named Chris Speier special assistant to the president of baseball operations and general manager.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Signed SS Aledmys Diaz.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reassigned RHP Gabriel Alfaro, C Jeff Howell, LHP Tyler Robertson and 1B-3B Matt Skole to their minor-league camp.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

HOUSTON ROCKETS — Reassigned G Troy Daniels to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

MIAMI HEAT — Assigned G DeAndre Liggins to Sioux Falls (NBADL) for one game.

TORONTO RAPTORS — Recalled G Dwight Buycks from Bakersfield (NBADL).

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with DT Nate Collins and QB Jordan Palmer on one-year contracts.

NEW YORK JETS — Released CB Antonio Cromartie.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS — Recalled G Cristopher Nilstorp from Texas (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled F Andy Miele from Portland (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Agreed to terms with F Yanni Gourde.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned F Chris Brown and F Casey Wellman to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Toronto LW Jamie Devane one game for his actions in a March 8 game against Lake Erie.

ECHL

ECHL — Suspended Bakersfield's Chris Collins pending a review and fined him and teammate Laurent Brossoit undisclosed amounts for their actions in a March 8 game at Alaska.

COLLEGE

IUPUI — Fired men's basketball coach Todd Howard.

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