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Boston Red Sox -- Send P Jeff Plympton and IF Jim Pankovits to minor-league complex. Cut free-agent IF-OF Denny Walling (.220 in 127 at-bats with St. Louis Cardinals).


Chicago White Sox -- Optioned 2B Norberto Martin (.266 at Class AAA Vancouver) to Vancouver.

Cleveland Indians -- Optioned P Jeff Shaw (3-4, 6.66) and P Mauro Gozzo (0-0 in 3 IP) to Class AAA Colorado Springs. Waived P Sergio Valdez (6-6, 4.75) for purpose of giving him unconditional release.


Los Angeles Dodgers -- Signed P John Candelaria (7-6, 5 saves, 3.95 ERA with Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays in 1990) to 1-year contract.

New York Mets -- Sent P Anthony Young, C Todd Hundley (.209 67 at-bats), IF Chris Donnels and OF Chuck Carr (.000 in 2 at-bats) to minor-league camp for assignment.

Oakland Athletics -- Optioned P Todd Van Poppel, P Apolinar Garcia, P Dan Eskew, IF Scott Brosius, IF Scott Hemond (.154 in 13 at-bats) and OF Lee Tinsley. Reassigned OF Brad Komminsk (.238 in 101 at-bats with Baltimore Orioles), IF Pete Coachman (.311 in 45 at-bats with California Angels) and P Don Peters.

San Francisco Giants -- Placed OF Rick Parker (.243 in 107 at-bats) on 15-day disabled list.

Texas Rangers -- Sent IF Kevin Belcher (.133 in 15 at-bats), IF Monty Fariss, C Bill Haselman (.154 in 13 at-bats) to Class AAA Oklahoma City and P Gary Mielke (0-3, 3.73 ERA) to minor-league camp for assignment. Released P Charley Kerfeld (3-3, 6.62 with Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves) unconditionally.

New York-Penn League -- Auburn Astros named Clark Crist coach.


Boston Celtics -- Signed G A.J. Wynder to 10-day contract.


USA Basketball -- Named Jeffrey Orridge assistant executive director for legal affairs-corporate relations and Joseph Buchanan administrative assistant.


Quinnipiac -- Announced retirement of Burt Kahn as men's basketball coach. Named Bill Mecca men's basketball coach.

Rice -- Announced resignation of David Hall, baseball coach, effective at completion of season.

Washington--Named Bill Wentworth to coaching staff. Named Don James offensive coordinator. Named Jeff Woodruff

quarterbacks coach.



Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed LB Alex Gordon.

Cleveland Browns -- Signed TE Charles Arbuckle.

Green Bay Packers -- Signed CB Roland Mitchell (24 tackles, 2 interceptions with Atlanta Falcons) as Plan B free agent.

Los Angeles Raiders -- Signed S Ronnie Lott to 2-year contract as Plan B free agent.