BaseballChicago Cubs -- Named Rick Kranitz minor-league...



Chicago Cubs -- Named Rick Kranitz minor-league pitching coordinator; Bill Earley pitching coach at Triple-A Iowa; Bo McLaughlin pitching coach at Double-A Orlando; Lester Strode pitching coach at Single-A Daytona; Alan Dunn pitching coach at Single-A Peoria; Butch Hughes pitching coach at Single-A Williamsport; Ray Sadecki pitching coach at rookie-level Huntington; and Ray Korn pitching coach at rookie-level Port St. Lucie. Signed P Randy Veres to a one-year contract.

Cleveland Indians -- Designated DH Sam Horn and 1B Randy Milligan for assignment.

Colorado Rockies -- Reached contract agreement with following six-year free agents -- P Jim Czajkowski, P Bruce Walton, OF Trent Hubbard, OF Mike Kingery, OF Andy Mota and IF-OF Ty Van Burkleo to Triple-A contracts and C Jorge Brito, OF Mike Beams and OF Kevin Belcher to Double-A contracts. Named Rudy Jaramillo manager of Single-A Bend.

Florida Marlins -- Assigned the contract of P John Johnstone outright to Triple-A Edmonton.

Oakland Athletics -- Named Brad Fischer assistant director of player development; Bob Cluck roving minor-league pitching instructor; Casey Parsons manager at Triple-A Tacoma; Gary Jones manager at Double-A Huntsville; and Dick Scott manager at Single-A Modesto.


New Jersey Nets -- Activated F Rick Mahorn from the injured list. Placed C Dwayne Schintzius on the injured list.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Placed Michael Curry on the injured list. Activated G Sean Green.


NCAA -- Rejected an appeal by the University of Alabama to reinstate DB Antonio Langham, who was declared ineligible for accepting money from an agent.

California -- Named John V. Kasser AD, effective Jan. 17.

Catawba -- Named Thomas Fletcher AD, effective Jan. 1.

Furman -- Announced the resignation of football coach Jimmy Satterfield.


Detroit Lions -- Signed RB Eric Lynch and TE Marty Thompson from the practice squad. Waived LB Toby Caston.

Minnesota Vikings -- Activated DB Shawn Jones from the practice squad. Released T Rory Graves.


Boston Bruins -- Traded D Mark Krys to the Buffalo Sabres for future considerations. Reassigned D Jon Rohloff to AHL Providence.

Calgary Flames -- Assigned D Brad Schlegel to AHL Saint John.

Dallas Stars -- Recalled G Troy Gamble from IHL Kalamazoo.

Hartford Whalers -- Reassigned G Mike Lenarduzzi to AHL Springfield.

Quebec Nordiques -- Recalled G Garth Snow from AHL Cornwall.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Sent C Bill McDougall to IHL Atlanta.


U.S. Speedskating -- Named Jeroen Otter short track coach and Nick Thometz and Peter Mueller long track coaches for the 1994 U.S. team.


Cleveland Crunch (NPSL) -- Signed G Shawn Ray.

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