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Atlanta Braves -- Acquired 1B Aldo Pecorilli from the St. Louis Cardinals to complete an earlier trade. Assigned Pecorilli to Double-A Greenville.

Orioles -- Signed C Matt Nokes to a one-year contract. Designated P John O'Donoghue for assignment.

Boston Red Sox -- Sent OF Otis Nixon and 3B Luis Ortiz to the Texas Rangers for DH Jose Canseco.

California Angels -- Named Gary Pettis minor-league roving base-running instructor and Steve Renko pitching coach at Single-A Cedar Rapids. Announced that 1B J. T. Snow will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Thursday.

Chicago White Sox -- Claimed P Terry Bross off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Signed C Junior Ortiz to a minor-league contract. Assigned outright the contract of P Luis Andujar to Triple-A Nashville.

Cleveland Indians -- Agreed to terms with OF Ed Smith on a minor-league contract.

Detroit Tigers -- Named Bill Plummer manager of Double-A Jacksonville.

Florida Marlins -- Sent P Brian Barnes outright to Triple-A Edmonton.

Oakland Athletics -- Claimed P Heath Haynes off waivers from the Red Sox.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- C Mackey Sasser and P Milt Hill agreed to minor-league contracts.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Named Lou Brock special instructor. Named Chris Maloney manager, Rich Folkers pitching coach and John Lewis coach at Single-A St. Petersburg and Roy Silver manager, Ray Searage pitching coach and Keith Smith coach at Single-A Peoria.

Basketball

Portland Trail Blazers -- Activated G Rod Strickland. Placed C James Edwards on the injured list.

Colleges

East Carolina -- Gave football coach Steve Logan a two-year contract extension through Jan. 1, 1999, and 6 percent salary increase.

Florida State -- Reported more than a dozen rules violations to the NCAA, most of them regarding improper agent involvement with football players and severed ties to Jacksonville booster Rick Blankenship.

Framingham State -- Named Michael Strachan football coach.

Michigan State -- Board of trustees unanimously approved hiring of football coach Nick Saban.

New Orleans -- Gave George "Tic" Price, the acting basketball coach since Tommy Joe Eagles died, a 3 1/2 -year contract.

Stanford -- Named Tyrone Willingham football coach.

Washington -- Gave football coach Jim Lambright a two-year contract extension through 1998.

Football

Atlanta Falcons -- Signed DT Thomas Williams off practice squad. Placed DB Alton Montgomery on IR.

Chicago Bears -- Signed S Anthony Marshall off practice squad.

New England Patriots -- Signed TE Paul Francisco off practice squad.

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