Orioles -- Signed C Matt Nokes to a one-year contract. Designated P John O'Donoghue for assignment.
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.
Portland Trail Blazers -- Activated G Rod Strickland. Placed C James Edwards on the injured list.
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.
Chicago Bears -- Signed S Anthony Marshall off practice squad.
New England Patriots -- Signed TE Paul Francisco off practice squad.