BaseballChicago Cubs -- Retained pitching coach Billy...


Chicago Cubs -- Retained pitching coach Billy Connors, dugout coach Tom Trebelhorn, third-base coach Chuck Cottier, first-base coach Jose Martinez and hitting instructor Billy Williams. Announced they will not renew the contract of bullpen coach Sammy Ellis. Named Brett Fischer assistant trainer, Garrett Giemont physical development coordinator, Danny Monzon director of international scouting and Southeast scouting regional supervisor, Rod Fridley national cross-checker-East, Jesse Flores Western regional scouting supervisor, Doug Gassaway Central regional scouting supervisor, Billy Blitzer Northeast regional scouting supervisor, Eddie Ford roving Northeast scout and Steve Fuller area scout.


Los Angeles Dodgers -- Named Reggie Smith minor-league field coordinator.

Montreal Expos -- Extended the contract of manager Felipe Alou through the 1994 season.


New York Mets -- Exercised the 1993 options in the contracts of P Sid Fernandez and OF Howard Johnson.

San Diego Padres -- Announced that they will not renew the contract of broadcaster Rick Monday.

San Francisco Giants -- Announced the resignation of director of scouting Dave Nahabedian, effective Dec. 31.

Texas Rangers -- Placed SS Dickie Thon on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Assigned P Terry Mathews, IF Mario Diaz and OF Jack Daugherty outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Activated IF Julio Franco, P Danny Leon and C John Russell from the disabled list. Extended the contracts of VP and GM Tom Grieve and assistant GM for player personnel and scouting Sandy Johnson for one year, through the 1994 season.


Chicago Bulls -- Signed G Trent Tucker to a one-year non-guaranteed contract.

Denver Nuggets -- Signed F LaPhonso Ellis to a five-year contract.

Golden State Warriors -- Signed G Steve Henson to a one-year contract.


Houston Rockets -- Traded F David Wood to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1993 second-round draft pick. Signed C Tree Rollins.

Indiana Pacers -- Signed F Malik Sealy to a multiyear contract.

Utah Jazz -- Agreed to terms with C Isaac Austin on a two-year contract.


Green Bay Packers -- Waived DB Lewis Billups.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Activated CB Tahaun Lewis from the practice squad.


New England Patriots -- Announced the resignation of VP of public relations Pat Hanlon.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Waived WR Darrick Owens. Signed WR Yancey Thigpen. Waived DL Mike Finn from the practice squad.


Boston Bruins -- Signed D Glen Wesley to a two-year contract.

Detroit Red Wings -- Sent D Don McSween to IHL San Diego.

Los Angeles Kings -- Assigned D Dave Tretowicz, C Mike Vukonich and G David Goverde to IHL Phoenix. Returned G Fred Brathwaite, LW Cam Danyluk and RW Chris Wing to their junior teams.


Minnesota North Stars -- Signed RW Dan Quinn to a one-year contract. Recalled D Brad Berry from IHL Kalamazoo. Assigned LW Derrick Smith to Kalamazoo.

New York Islanders -- Re-signed D Jeff Norton to a multiyear contract. Assigned F Dave Chyzowski, F Brad Dalgarno, F Zigmund Paiffy, F Scott Scissons, D Wayne McBean, D Jeff Finley and D Dennis Vaske to AHL Capital District.

New York Rangers -- Agreed to terms with RW Alexei Kovalev.

Philadelphia Flyers -- Assigned Chris Jensen, Lance Pitlick and Ryan McGill to AHL Hershey. Sent F Jason Bowen to WHL Tri-City. Released G Daryl Reaugh.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Signed C Mario Lemieux to a seven-year contract.

Quebec Nordiques -- Assigned F Herb Raglan, F Chris Simon and D David Karpa to AHL Fredericton.


San Jose Sharks -- Assigned LW Don Barber and LW Larry DePalma to IHL Kansas City.

St. Louis Blues -- Assigned RW Denny Felsner and G Parris Duffus to IHL Peoria.

Vancouver Canucks -- Signed C Stephane Morin and assigned him to AHL Hamilton.


Baltimore Spirit -- Signed former Cleveland Crunch F Michael King to a one-season contract with an option for another season.

Chicago Power (NPSL) -- Signed D Greg Muhr to a two-year contract.


Harrisburg Heat (NPSL) -- Signed F Mark Pulisic to a one-year contract plus an option year.