Baseball Boston Red Sox -- Announced the...

Baseball Boston Red Sox -- Announced the retirement of Edward Kenney, VP of baseball development, and Donald Fitzpatrick, equipment manager.

Chicago White Sox -- Signed IF Chris Cron, IF Ever Magallanes and former Baltimore Orioles OF Brad Komminsk to minor-league contracts. Named Doug Mansolini first-base coach and Mike Squires bullpen coach.


Cleveland Indians -- Traded P Jesse Orosco (2-0, 3.74 ERA, 45 2/3 IP) to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to named.

Houston Astros -- Offered arbitration to SS Rafael Ramirez.


Kansas City Royals -- Offered arbitration to OF Danny Tartabull, OF Jim Eisenreich and SS Kurt Stillwell.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Signed OF Mitch Webster to a minor-league contract. Offered arbitration to 2B-OF Juan Samuel and P Jay Howell. Said it would not offer arbitration to SS Alfredo Griffin.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Designated OF Mickey Brantley for assignment.

New York Mets -- Named former Orioles pitching coach Al Jackson minor-league pitching coordinator.

Oakland Athletics -- Signed 3B Carney Lansford to a 1-year contract worth $600,000. Offered arbitration to IF Mike Gallego. Said it would not offer arbitration 3B Brook Jacoby, 3B Ernest Riles and P Curt Young.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Offered arbitration to P Danny Cox and former Orioles IF Rich Schu.

Texas Rangers -- Said it would attempt to re-sign OF-DH Brian Downing and C Gino Petralli.

Basketball Los Angeles Lakers -- Signed G Rory Sparrow. Waived G Demetrius Calip.


Football NFL -- Fined Philadelphia Eagles DB Wes Hopkins $7,500 for hitting Houston Oilers WR Ernest Givins in the head with a forearm Monday night. Fined Detroit Lions DB Melvin Jenkins $5,000 for hitting Minnesota Vikings WR Anthony Carter in the head with his helmet Nov. 24.

Dallas Cowboys -- Activated LB Reggie Cooper. Placed DB Donald Smith on the practice squad.

Indianapolis Colts -- Activated DB Mike Prior from IR. Placed LB Matt Vanderbeek on IR.

New Orleans Saints -- Activated RB Dalton Hilliard and CB Milton Mack. Placed CB Vince Buck and RB Stanford Jennings on IR.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Placed TE Mike Mularkey on IR. Activated LB Huey Richardson.

Hockey New York Rangers -- Sent C Corey Millen to Binghamton (AHL).


Soccer San Diego Soccers -- Signed F Mirko Castillo.