Houston Astros -- Announced that hitting coach Ben Hines resigned due to impending rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder. Moved first base coach Steve Henderson to hitting coach.
New York Yankees -- Announced player development contracts for two years with Columbus of the Triple-A International League, Norwich of the Double-A Eastern League, Greensboro of the Single-A South Atlantic League and Oneonta of the short-season Single-A New York-Penn League. Named Bill Evers manager of Columbus and Jake Gibbs manager of Single-A Tampa. Reassigned Triple-A manager Stump Merrill.
Cleveland Cavaliers -- Named Sidney Lowe assistant coach.
Denver Nuggets -- Waived G Alvin Robertson, who did not play last season because of a back injury.
Philadelphia 76ers -- Invited three free agents to training camp: G Tate George, C Derrall Dumas and G-F Chad Faulkner.
Seattle SuperSonics -- Signed G Sam Crawford, F-C Nate Higgs and G Carl Thomas.
Vancouver Grizzlies -- Named Larry Riley, who spent six years with the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach and scout, scouting director.
Great Midwest Conference -- Named Brian Teter assistant commissioner.Findlay -- Named assistants Doug Coate and Curtis Davidson interim head coaches.
Muhlenberg -- Announced that women's basketball coach Karl Foerster is taking a leave of absence for the 1994-95 season.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Announced that DL Mike Frier returned to the team after an unexcused five-day absence and was suspended without pay for three weeks. He was docked pay for the days he was missing.
Dallas Cowboys -- Waived FB Robert Wilson.
Los Angeles Kings -- Acquired D Chris Snell, LW Eric Lacroix and a fourth-round draft choice in 1996 from the Toronto Maple Leafs for C Kelly Fairchild, C Guy Leveque, RW Shayne Toporowski and RW Dixon Ward.
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Assigned RW John Lilley to IHL San Diego. Promoted director of hockey operations Kevin Gilmore to VP of hockey operations.
Quebec Nordiques -- Assigned G Jocelyn Thibault to QMJHL Sherbrooke and C Adam Deadmarsh to WHL Portland to wait out the postponement of the start of the NHL season.
Tampa Bay Lightning -- Assigned F Martin Tanguay, F Marc Tardif and F Tom MacDonald to ECHL Nashville.
Dayton Bombers (ECHL) -- Extended contracts with the Dallas Stars and IHL Kalamazoo.
United States Diving -- Named Steve McFarland president.
U.S. Canoe & Kayak Team -- Named Tracey Reed national events director.
Canton Invaders (NPSL) -- Named Denzil Antonio coach.