BaseballCommissioner's Office -- Named Peter N. T....



Commissioner's Office -- Named Peter N. T. Widdrington administrator and Dick Wagner assistant to the chairman of the executive council.

Atlanta Braves -- Sent P Mike Birkbeck, P Dennis Burlingame, P Mike Loynd, P Napolean Robinson, P Donnie Strange, P Jeff Johnson, P Vance Lovelace, P Dale Polley, IF Mike Mordecai, OF Ron Jones, OF Mike Kelly, OF Mike Laga and C Mark Bailey to their minor-league camp for reassignment.

Chicago Cubs -- Optioned OF Phil Dauphin and P Dave Stevens to Triple-A Iowa.

Detroit Tigers -- Sent P Frank Gonzales, P Mike Lumley, IF Ivan Cruz, OF Riccardo Ingram, OF Jody Hurst, 1B Rico Brogna to Triple-A Toledo. Sent OF Danny Bautista to Double-A London.

Minnesota Twins -- Optioned P Jayson Best, P Oscar Munoz, P Alan Newman, IF Steve Dunn, IF Denny Hocking and OF Marty Cordova to Double-A Nashville. Optioned 3B Paul Russo to Triple-A Portland. Sent P Darrin Chapin, P Rob Wassenaar and OF Ray Ortiz to their minor-league camp for assignment.

Seattle Mariners -- Placed P Mike Schooler on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Optioned P Roger Salkeld and P Jeff Darwin to Triple-A Calgary.


Eastern Illinois -- Named Tim Nolen assistant football coach.

James Madison -- Named Tim Pendergast defensive backfield coach. Announced that defensive coordinator Jim Pletcher also will coach the linebackers.

Ohio State -- Named Larry Petroff football recruiting coordinator.

San Jose State -- Named John Ralston football coach.

Texas Christian -- Named Steve Martin strength and conditioning coach.

Utah State -- Named Larry Eustachy men's basketball coach and signed him to a five-year contract.

William & Mary -- Signed football coach Jimmye Laycock to a five-year contract.


Chicago Bears -- Signed DE Trace Armstrong and LB Reggie Cooper to multi-year contracts.

Dallas Cowboys -- Signed DE Charles Haley to a three-year contract.

New England Patriots -- Signed DE Leon Seals.

Tampa Bay Buccanners -- Signed WR Robert Claiborne.


Indianapolis Ice (IHL) -- Fired coach John Marks and assistant coach Jim Playfair.

Peoria Riverman (IHL) -- Signed RW Mark Reeds to a 25-game tryout.

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