Branch Rickey Award -- St. Louis Cardinals SS Ozzie Smith was named winner of the award, given each year to a major-league player, manager or owner who unselfishly contributes to his community.
Orioles -- Traded P Jay Powell to the Florida Marlins for 2B Bret Barberie.
New York Mets -- Acquired 2B Jesus Azuaje from the Cleveland Indians as the player to be named in a Nov. 18 trade that sent OF Jeromy Burnitz and P Joe Roa to the Indians for P Jerry DiPoto, P Dave Mlicki and P Paul Byrd. Traded C Javier Gonzalez to the Milwaukee Brewers as one of the two players to be named in a Nov. 30 trade for P Doug Henry. Traded P Andy Beckerman to the Houston Astros as a player to be named in a Nov. 28 trade that sent P Pete Harnisch to the Mets.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed P Kyle Abbott to a one-year contract. Signed P Norm Charlton and P Jeff Innis to minor-league contracts.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed P Randy St. Claire to a minor-league contract.
Cleveland Cavaliers -- Waived G Gerald Madkins. Activated G John Battle from the injured list.
Indiana Pacers -- Placed F Antonio Davis on the injured list with a sore back. Activated F John Williams from the injured list.
Albany State -- Named Deborah Fiore field hockey coach and assistant lacrosse coach.
Georgia Tech -- Named Bob Casullo running backs coach and Eddie Wilson quarterbacks coach.
McNeese State -- Announced the resignation of Ray Stanfield, track coach, effective Dec. 31.
Navy -- Named Jim Snead lightweight crew coach, Glenn Davis assistant baseball coach and Christine Stancliff women's assistant track coach.
Nevada -- Extended by two games the suspension of basketball F Jimmy Moore, who faces arraignment Dec. 14 on misdemeanor battery charges for allegedly punching two women.
North Carolina -- Signed Mack Brown, football coach, to a two-year contract extension.
Arizona Cardinals -- Waived QB Chris Swartz.
Green Bay Packers -- Placed DT Gilbert Brown on IR. Placed RB Darrell Thompson on waivers. Signed LB Ruffin Hamilton and DE Tommy Fagan to the active roster.
Rochester Knighthawks (MILL) -- Waived F Jeff Wilfong. Signed
F Tom Hawke.
Minnesota Thunder (USISL) -- Signed F Gerard Lagos to a one-year contract.