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BaseballOrioles -- Signed 2B Jecen Martinez, the...

Baseball

Orioles -- Signed 2B Jecen Martinez, the son of former P Tippy Martinez.

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Chicago White Sox -- Placed SS Craig Grebeck on the 15-day DL. Recalled IF Shawn Jeter from Triple-A Vancouver.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed P Tom Candiotti on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Kip Gross from Triple-A Albuquerque.

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Montreal Expos -- Announced that P Mike LaCoss, 36, released in July 1991 by the San Francisco Giants, will begin pitching this week with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Oakland Athletics -- Activated 2B Lance Blankenship from the 15-day DL. Designated P Gene Nelson for assignment.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Traded IF Dale Sveum (.178 in 54 games) to the Chicago White Sox for minor-league P Keith Shepherd (3-3, 2.14 ERA in 40 appearances for Double-A Birmingham). Shepherd will report to Double-A Reading.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Optioned 3B Todd Zeile (.251, 5 HRs, 36 RBI) to Triple-A Louisville. Called up 3B Tracy Woodson (12 HRs, 59 RBI at Louisville).

Texas Rangers -- Recalled OF David Hulse from Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned C Ray Stephens outright to Oklahoma City.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Placed P Dave Stieb on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Mike Timlin from Triple-A Syracuse.

Basketball

Denver Nuggets -- COMSAT Corp. announced that it will buy the remaining 25 percent of the club from Peter Bynoe and other limited partners, making COMSAT the team's sole owner.

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San Antonio Spurs -- Signed F-C Larry Smith, 34, an unrestricted free agent who played nine years with the Golden State Warriors and spent the past three seasons with the Houston Rockets. He ranks No. 7 on the current all-time rebounding list with 7,857.

College

Catholic -- Named Mike Lonergan, an assistant at Colgate, men's basketball coach.

Emory -- Named Pete Manuel men's basketball coach.

Loras -- Named Mike Hoskins football defensive coordinator.

Oklahoma -- Named Jay Price men's assistant basketball coach.

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St. Bonaventure -- Named Jim Baron men's basketball coach.

Westchester C.C. -- Named Mark Finnegan women's basketball coach.

William Paterson -- Announced the resignation of Patty Delehanty, women's basketball coach.

Football

Cincinnati Bengals -- Announced the retirement of LB Leo Barker.

Green Bay Packers -- Waived WR Paul Richardson.

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Seattle Seahawks -- Signed CB Dwayne Harper to two one-year contracts.

Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks -- Traded G Stephane Beauregard to the Winnipeg Jets for C Christian Ruuttuu (101 goals in six seasons for the Buffalo Sabres) and future considerations.

Ottawa Senators -- Named Brian McKenna director of hockey operations.

Winnipeg Jets -- Signed D Teppo Numminen.



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