Orioles -- Announced that roving minor-league infield instructor Bobby Dickerson will open the season as the Double-A Bowie Baysox's first base coach. Dave Jauss, who previously had been named Bowie first base coach, will remain in Florida to assist with the major-league camp.
California Angels -- Assigned P Darrel Akerfelds, P Tony Mack and 3B Jose Peguero to Triple-A Vancouver. Assigned P Mike Schooler, OF Tyrone Boykin, 1B Tom Redington, SS Fred Diaz, 2B J. D. Ramirez and 2B Joe Urso to Double-A Midland. Assigned P Shawn Slade, P Carlos Castillo, OF Derrin Doty, OF Chris Powell and OF Greg Shockey to Single-A Lake Elsinore. Assigned P Jon DeClue, P Tony Fetchel, P Dean Locklear, C Joel Smith and SS Allan Parker to Single-A Visalia. Invited Akerfelds, P Shawn Boskie, P Ken Patterson, C Andy Allanson, C Daniel Alzualde, IF Carlos Martinez and OF Steve Hosey as nonroster players. Announced that C Doug Davis will return to coaching at Lake Elsinore. Offered IF Pete Coachman a scouting post. Announced that P Steve Peck will attend extended spring training in Arizona.
Chicago Cubs -- Signed the following players to minor-league contracts: former Orioles P Luis DeLeon, P Kevin Meier, P Matt Connolly, P Scott May, IF Steve Fanning, IF Kenny Coleman, IF Bobby Magallanes, IF Doug Kimbler and C Jack Johnson.
Chicago White Sox -- Released P Oil Can Boyd and OF Al Chambers. Invited six nonroster players -- P Rob Dibble, P Donn Pall, C Andy Hall, C Barry Lyons, OF Dann Howitt and OF Jerry Wolak -- to their major-league training camp. Sent three replacement players -- OF Henry Cotto, C Junior Ortiz and former Orioles minor-league OF Pete Rose Jr. -- to minor-league camp.
Colorado Rockies -- Assigned P Albert Bustillos, Jim Hunter, P Paul Romanoli, IF Stu Cole, IF Jay Gainer, IF Webster Garrison, OF Ced Landrum and OF Alan Cockrell to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Assigned P Mike Farmer, P David Tellers, C Randy Snyder, IF Andy Hartung, IF Billy White, OF Angel Echevarria and OF Lou List to Double-A New Haven. Assigned P Curt Conley, P Barry Goldman, P Jeff Locklear, C Jason Smith, IF Steve Bernhardt and OF Brian Cup to Single-A Salem. Assigned P Ken Grundt, P Kevin Wehn, C Gary Resetar, IF Link Jarrett, IF Mike Oakland and OF Ben Ortman to Single-A Asheville. Assigned P Jon Goodrich, C Jeff Twist, IF Jon Mathews and IF Fred Ocasio to short-season Single-A Portland. Released P Garland Kiser, P Randy Kramer, P Mark Ohlms, IF Sam Ferretti and OF Timmie Morrow. Announced that P Dave Rodriguez retired.
Kansas City Royals -- Released P Mike Browning, P Tom Dozier, P Gary Eave, P Mark Huismann, P Orlando Lind, P Greg Mathews, P Kevin Shaw, P Rich Simon, IF Rick Allen, IF Ed Jurak, IF Bo Kennedy, IF Steve Kiefer, IF Mica Lewis, IF Jim Wilson, OF Tony Brown, OF Mike Loggins, OF Lonnie Maclin, OF Jeff Schulz and C Jamie Nelson.
New York Mets -- Signed P Brent Knackert, P Bob Stoddard and OF Herm Winningham to minor-league contracts.
New York Yankees -- Assigned P Mark Carper, P Frank Eufemia, P Guillermo Hernandez, P Dave Pavlas, P Daryl Smith, P John Sutherland, P Kent Wallace, C Scott Epps, 1B Matt Stark, OF Rich Barnwell, OF Bubba Carpenter, OF Lew Hill and OF Paul Thoutsis to Triple-A Columbus. Assigned P Tom Carter, P Joe Long, IF Roger Burnett, IF Kevin Riggs, IF Brian Turner, OF Alex Cabreja and OF Steve Phillips to Double-A Norwich. Assigned P Al Drumheller, P Blaise Kozeniewski and OF Shane Spencer to Single-A Tampa.
Oakland Athletics -- Signed P Dennis Eckersley to a one-year contract with a club option for a second year. Reassigned P Jeff Bittiger, P Gary Haught, P Tom Hostetler, P Dan Murphy, P Tim Peek, P Rob Pierce, P Scott Rose, P Steve Shoemaker, P Aaron Taylor, P Carlos Thomas, C Garrett Beard, C Clay Gunn, IF Doug Saunders, IF Mark Sobolewski, IF Jim Waggoner, OF Kash Beauchamp, OF Terance Frazier and OF Dane Walker to minor-league camp in Arizona. Released P Bruce Arola, P Marco Contreras, P Jerry Creamer, P Larry Melton, P Pat O'Brien, P Arturo Ontiveros, P Gary Painter, P Barry Parisotto, C Tom Carcione, IF Mike Hankins, IF Keith Kimberlin, IF Ken Shamburg, IF Rob Witmeyer, OF Pat Brady, OF Steve DeAngelis, OF Stu Pederson and OF Shawn Scott.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Assigned P Pat Tilmon, OF Warren Sawkiw, IF Roberto Montalvo and IF Edgar Diaz to Triple-A Syracuse. Assigned P Joshua Spring to Single-A Dunedin. Assigned IF-OF Aurelio Llanos to Single-A Hagerstown.
Sioux City Explorers (Northern League) -- Announced P Oil Can Boyd will return as a player-coach.