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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BALIMORE ORIOLES–Optioned OF L.J. Hoes to Norfolk (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS–Reassigned LHP Sergio Escalona, RHP C.J. Fick, OF Che-Hsuan Lin, C Carlos Perez and RHP Josh Zeid to their minor league camp. Optioned RHP Paul Clemens, OF Robbie Grossman, LHP Dallas Keuchel, OF Jimmy Paredes and INF Jonathan Villar to Oklahoma City (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS–Reassigned C Eric Fryer, INF Chris Colabello, INF Mark Sobolewski, OF Brian Dinkelman, OF Clete Thomas, RHP Deolis Guerra and RHP Shairon Martis to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Released OF Matt Diaz. Reassigned OF Slade Heathcott to their minor league camp.

TAMPA BAY RAYS–Announced LHP Braulio Lara was returned by the Miami Marlins.

National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Optioned RHP Justin DeFratus and LHP Jake Diekman to Lehigh Valley (IL). Assigned LHP Cesar Jimenez and INF Josh Fields to their minor league camp

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Optioned RHP Keith Butler and INF Ryan Jackson to Memphis (PCL). Reassigned LHP John Gast to their minor league camp.

BASKETBALL

NBA

NBA–Fined Milwaukee F Larry Sanders $50,000 for using a derogatory and offensive term and publicly criticizing the officials during a game on March 15.

FOOTBALL

NFL

NEW YORK GIANTS–Signed TE Brandon Myers.

HOCKEY

NHL

BOSTON BRUINS–Signed F Alexander Fallstrom to an entry-level contract.

BUFFALO SABRES–Recalled D Mark Pysyk from Rochester (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS–Signed D Darren Dietz to a three-year contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS–Assigned C Stefan Matteau to Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL).

AHL

AHL–Suspended Rockford LW Kenndal McArdle two games for using an obscene gesture in a March 16 game against Peoria.

ECHL

ECHL–Suspended South Carolina’s Andrew Cherniwchan pending a review and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 16 game at Florida.

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