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Baltimore Orioles -- Purchased the contract of C Cesar Devares from Class AAA Rochester. Placed P Dave Johnson on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Named Bobby Miscik manager of Class A Frederick.

Chicago Cubs -- Purchased the contracts of P Jeff Harsock, P Turk Wendell, IF Pedro Castellano, IF Elvin Paulino and OF Kevin Roberson from Class AAA Iowa. Assigned P Steve Adkins outright to Iowa. Released C Erik Pappas.

Chicago White Sox -- Added P Chris Howard, P Greg Perschke and P Johnny Ruffin to the 40-man roster.

Cincinnati Reds -- Purchased the contract of OF Jacob Brumfield from Class AAA Nashville. Waived IF Luis Quinones for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

Cleveland Indians -- Claimed P Derek Lilliquist off waivers from San Diego Padres. Designated P Mike Walker for reassignment.

Houston Astros -- Announced the retirement of P Mike Scott. Purchased the contracts of P Shane Reynolds from Class AA Jackson and P Richie Simon and IF Orlando Miller from Class AAA Tucson.

Montreal Expos -- Purchased the contracts of P Jonathan Hurst, P Pete Young, OF Matt Stairs and C Bob Natal from Class AA Harrisburg, C Greg Colbrunn, C Tim Laker and IF Wil Cordero from Class AAA Indianapolis. Placed OF Cesar Hernandez on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Assigned P Chris Myers (former Orioles No. 1 draft pick) outright to Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Claimed OF Terry McDaniel off waivers from the New York Mets.

San Diego Padres -- Claimed P Mike Linskey off waivers from Orioles.

Texas Rangers -- Assigned P Wayne Rosenthal and OF Kevin Belcher outright to Class AAA Oklahoma City. Signed C Mike Berger to minor-league contract.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Purchased the contracts of OF Robert Perez and OF Nigel Wilson from Class A Dunedin and OF Ryan Thompson and 2B Jeff Kent from Class AA Knoxville. Signed 3B Gene Vaninitti to a minor-league contract.


UNLV -- Named Jim Weaver, associate athletic director at the University of Florida, athletic director.


NFL -- Fined Philadelphia Eagles DB Andre Waters $7,500 for his attack on New Orleans WR Eric Martin after a game on Oct. 13.

Cincinnati Bengals -- Waived WR Lynn James. Signed WR Shane Garrett.

Green Bay Packers -- Fired Tom Braatz, executive vice president of football operations.

Indianapolis Colts -- Waived TE James Coley. Re-signed DB Cornell Holloway. Signed LB Matt Jaworski to the practice squad.

Miami Dolphins -- Placed S Jarvis Williams on injured reserve. Re-signed S Mike Iaquaniello.

San Diego Chargers -- Claimed LB Randy Kirk off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Released TE Mark Walczak and TE Charles Arbuckle.


Edmonton Oilers -- Recalled RW Steven Rice from Cape Breton (AHL).

Montreal Canadiens -- Signed F Brent Gilchrist to 1-year contract.

Quebec Nordiques -- Named Andre Savard assistant coach.

San Jose Sharks -- Assigned D Pat MacLeod to Kansas City (IHL).


Cleveland Crunch -- Released D Theo Kulsdom. Signed F Kai Haaskivi.

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