Baseball Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to one-year contracts with IF Jeff Branson, P Victor Garcia and P Jason Satre.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to a one-year contract with SS Bill Spiers (.283, 8 HR, 54 RBI). Spiers will get $750,000; he had asked for $1.05 million in arbitration and the Brewers had offered $525,000.
New York Yankees -- Agreed to one-year contracts with SS Alvaro Espinoza (.256, 5 HR, 33 RBI) and P Melido Perez (8-7, 3.12 ERA). Espinosa will get $1 million; he had asked for $1.3 million in arbitration and the Yankees had offered $800,000. Perez will get $1.165 million; he ad had asked for $1.3 million and the Yankees had offered $800,000.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Agreed to one-year contracts with P Wally Ritchie (1-2, 2.50 ERA) and P Darrin Chapin (10-3, 1.95 ERA, 12 saves in Class AAA).
Minnesota Timberwolves -- Placed C Felton Spencer on the injured list. Activated G Tom Garrick from the injured list.
Golden State Warriors -- Signed F Kenny Battle to a 10-day contract.
Connecticut -- Named George Landis offensive coordinator, Greg Williams defensive coordinator and Warren Koegel defensive line coach.
Indianapolis Colts -- Named Gene Huey running backs coach.
New York Giants -- Named Dick Rehbein tight ends coach.
NHL -- Suspended Detroit Red Wings coach Bryan Murray for five games for failing to control a player. Murray was suspended after D Yves Racine left the penalty box to continue an altercation in the Wings' 5-5 tie with the New York Rangers on Sunday night. Racine was suspended without pay for 10 games.
Washington Capitals -- Recalled G Jim Hrivnak from the Baltimore Skipjacks.