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California Angels -- Sent P Joe Grahe and OF Steve Hosey outright to Triple-A Vancouver.

Chicago Cubs -- Claimed P Bryan Hickerson off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

Florida Marlins -- Sent IF Ramon Martinez outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Houston Astros -- Named Tal Smith president. Agreed to terms with 1B Jeff Bagwell on a four-year contract.

Kansas City Royals -- Named Greg Luzinski hitting coach.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Placed P Tom Edens on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Claimed IF Anthony Manahan off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. RTC Purchased the contracts of P Paul Fletcher and P Bob Gaddy from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and C Tommy Eason, P Ryan Karp and P Larry Mitchell from Double-A Reading.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Purchased the contracts of P Jason Christiansen, P Jason Patterson and OF Micah Franklin from Triple-A Buffalo; P Gary Wilson, P Esteban Loaiza, P Dennis Konuszewski, P John Ericks and 1B Mark Johnson from Double-A Carolina; and P Ramon Morel from Single-A Augusta.

San Diego Padres -- Named Russ Nixon coordinator of minor-league instruction. Announced Garry Templeton will return as minor-league infield and base-running instructor and Dean Armitage will return as strength and conditioning coach.

San Francisco Giants -- Placed P Rich Monteleone and P Chris Hancock on waivers for the purpose of giving them their unconditional releases.


NCAA -- Denied Nebraska QB Tommie Frazier his appeal for a redshirt season.

Oklahoma State -- Announced the resignation of football coach Pat Jones.

Stanford -- Announced the resignation of offensive line coach Monte Clark.


Atlanta Falcons -- Released CB Vinnie Clark.

Dallas Cowboys -- Signed QB Tommy Hodson.

Green Bay Packers -- Waived WR Keith Crawford. Activated S Ray Wilson from the practice squad.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed DE Mark Gunn. Waived NT Lance Teichelman from the practice squad.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Waived OL Mike Finn.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Placed DE Gerald Williams and G Todd Kalis on the injured reserve list. Activated OL Tim Simpson from the practice squad. Signed OL Ivory Dillard.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Placed TE Jackie Harris and CB Tony Stargell on injured reserve. Activated OT Pete Pierson from the practice squad. Claimed DT Toddrick McIntosh from the Dallas Cowboys.


Tampa Bay Lightning -- Named Steve Oto, president of Lightning Partners, Ltd., general partner.

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