Tuesday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 24 at 11:07 PM

BASEBALL
American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Assigned RHP Trey Haley outright to Columbus (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS — Assigned RHP Rhiner Cruz outright to Oklahoma City (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS — Assigned RHP Chance Ruffin outright to Tacoma (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Claimed OF Jerry Sands off waivers from Pittsburgh.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Munenori Kawasaki on a minor league contract.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Jamey Wright and Chris Perez on one-year contracts and LHP J.P. Howell on a two-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Assigned RHP Michael Olmsted outright to Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS — Claimed RHP Ryan Reid off waivers from Pittsburgh.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

NBA — Fined Brooklyn F Paul Pierce $15,000 for making excessive and unnecessary contact with Indiana G George Hill during Monday's game.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

DENVER BRONCOS — Signed LB Brandon Marshall. Placed LB Von Miller on injured reserve. Signed WR Nathan Palmer to the practice squad.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Placed CB Johnathan Joseph and RB Deji Karim on injured reserve. Signed FB Toben Opurum from Kansas City's practice squad and RB Ray Graham.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed DT Montori Hughes on injured reserve. Released LB Darin Drakeford from the practice squad. Signed LB Alan Baxter to the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed WR Jerrell Jackson, RB Eric Kettani and LB/DE Ridge Wilson to the practice squad. Released WR Fred Williams.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Released WR Nathan Palmer from the practice squad. Signed WR Reggie Dunn to the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed CB Robert Steeples to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Placed TE John Phillips on injured reserve. Signed TE Jake Byrne from Kansas City's practice squad.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Placed LB Nick Barnett on injured reserve. Signed LB Adrian Robinson; LB Will Compton from the practice squad; and TE Gabe Miller to the practice squad.

Arena Football League

ORLANDO PREDATORS — Named Rob Keefe coach.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS — Assigned D Maxime Fortunus to Texas (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Reassigned G Jacob Markstrom and D Alex Petrovic to San Antonio (AHL). Activated G Tim Thomas from injured reserve.

WINNIPEG JETS — Agreed to terms with G Eric Comrie on a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract.

American Hockey League

PEORIA RIVERMEN — Released F Paul Chiasson from his three-game tryout. Signed F Corey Tamblyn.

ECHL

ECHL — Suspended Cincinnati F Tony Turgeon two games and Utah LW Kris Hogg indefinitely and fined them undisclosed amounts.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Loaned M Clint Dempsey to Fulham (Premier League-England).

COLLEGE

ARMY — Named Jeff Monken football coach.

NORTH DAKOTA — Named Kyle Schweigert football coach.

OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN — Named Teresa DeBoard assistant athletic director for student-athlete well-being.

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