Chicago Cubs -- Named Steve Dillard hitting coach at Single-A Rockford and Scott May pitching coach at Single-A Williamsport.
Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with P Xavier Hernandez (4-4, 5.85 ERA with the New York Yankees) and P Pete Smith (4-10, 5.55 ERA with the New York Mets) on one-year contracts. Placed P Terry Bross and 1B Kevin Maas on waivers.
San Diego Padres -- Agreed to terms with three minor-league free agents: IF Archi Cianfrocco, P Denny Harriger and OF Reuben Smiley.
Texas Rangers -- Named Butch Wynegar manager and John Tudor pitching coach of Single-A Charlotte (Fla.) and Rick Knapp pitching coach of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team; Wynegar is a former Orioles minor-league manager. Announced that club president Tom Schieffer will replace Texas Gov.-elect George W. Bush as managing general partner.
Cleveland Cavaliers -- All-Star C Brad Daugherty, who hasn't played since February due to recurring back problems, will undergo back surgery next week, WEWS-TV in Cleveland reported.
Golden State Warriors -- Placed ex-Washington Bullets C Manute Bol on the injured list; he'll miss six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic right-knee surgery. Activated G Dwayne Morton.
Houston Rockets -- Waived F Chris Jent.
AEK Athens -- Signed G Rolando Blackman to a one-year contract, reportedly for $400,000.
NCAA -- Chose San Antonio as the site for the 1998 men's basketball Final Four. . . . Reinstated Georgia Southern basketball players Jeff Cliett and Dave Coradini, who were declared ineligible by the school Tuesday.
California, Pa. -- Announced that freshman basketball F Shea Fleenor has transferred from Marshall.
Pittsburgh -- Announced that starting G Andre Alridge will sit out the home opener tomorrow against Buffalo for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Tulane -- Announced the resignation of assistant football coach Buddy Geis.
NFC -- Named Steve Young Offensive Player of the Month.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed DT Maa Tanuvasa to the practice squad.
Golf Writers Association of America -- Named following Players of the Year: men, Nick Price; women, Laura Davies; seniors, Dave Stockton.
Spirit (NPSL) -- Signed D Omid Namazi. Traded F Tarik Walker and D Steve Boardman to the Harrisburg Heat for F Franklin McIntosh. Agreed to terms with McIntosh on a two-year contract.
Arsenal -- Striker Paul Merson agreed to enter a rehabilitation clinic for at least six weeks of treatment of his admitted cocaine habit.