BaseballAL -- Announced the retirement of Dick...



AL -- Announced the retirement of Dick Butler, special assistant to the league president. Butler, 84, was a baseball executive for 49 years.

Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Klesko, C Javier Lopez and P Greg McMichael on one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of P Mark Wohlers and P Terrell Wade.

Orioles -- Optioned 1B Paul Carey, OF Alex Ochoa, P Rick Krivda and P Jimmy Haynes to Triple-A Rochester.

Boston Red Sox -- Sent P Gar Finnvold, P Joe Hudson, P Brian Looney, P Keith Shepherd, P Mike Sullivan, P Bill Wertz, IF Bill Selby, OF Pat Lennon, OF Jose Malave, OF Glenn Murray and OF Benji Simonton to minor-league camp for reassignment.

Chicago Cubs -- OF Brian McRae agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Optioned OF Doug Glanville, IF Matt Franco, C Mike Hubbard and P Steve Dixon to Triple-A Iowa. Optioned P Ottis Smith and P Amaury Telemaco to Double-A Orlando. Orlando signed 1B Brant Brown, OF Pedro Valdes and P Terry Adams; released 3B Jose Viera. Orlando sent OF Dee Dowler and IF Mark Kingston to Single-A Daytona. Single-A Rockford sent P Chris Bryant to extended spring training and recalled P Tony Khoury, who had been at extended spring training.

Colorado Rockies -- Extended the contract of manager Don Baylor through the 1996 season.

Kansas City Royals -- Signed free-agent OF Felix Jose to a Triple-A contract.

Minnesota Twins -- Optioned P Gus Gandarillas, P Oscar Munoz, P Erik Schullstrom (former Orioles minor-leaguer), IF Steve Dunn, IF Denny Hocking, IF Brian Raabe and OF Rich Becker to Triple-A Salt Lake. Assigned P Scott Moten, P Todd Ritchie, P Hector Trinidad and OF Matt Lawton to their minor-league camp for a week before reporting to Double-A New Britain. Released P John Henry and P Matt Stevens from Salt Lake. Assigned IF Ted Corbin from Salt Lake to New Britain, but he refused and asked for his release. Reassigned P Sean Gavaghan and IF Ben Shelton from Salt Lake to New Britain.

New York Yankees -- Agreed to terms with P Joe Ausanio, C Jorge Posada, IF Robert Eenhoorn, IF Tate Seefried, IF Russ Davis, OF Jalal Leach, OF Ruben Rivera and OF Jason Robertson on one-year contracts. Optioned P Mark Hutton and 1B Tate Seefried to Triple-A Columbus. Optioned IF Andy Fox to Double-A Norwich. Reassigned C Grant Fithian to Single-A Tampa.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Announced that former Orioles 3B Craig Worthington had cleared waivers.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Optioned P Mariano De Los Santos and IF Tony Womack to Triple-A Calgary and P Dennis Konuszewski and 1B Mike Brown to Double-A Carolina.

San Diego Padres -- Agreed to terms with 2B Jody Reed on a one-year contract.

San Francisco Giants -- Agreed to terms with P Pat Gomez, P Kevin Rogers, P William Van Landingham, C Tom Lampkin, IB J. R. Phillips and former Orioles IF Steve Scarsone on one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of P Salomon Torres and IF John Patterson.

Seattle Mariners -- Signed C Jason Varitek to a one-year contract and assigned him to Double-A Port City.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Agreed to terms with P Woody Williams, C Randy Knorr and OF Shawn Green. Assigned P Paul Spoljaric, P Dennis Gray and P Aaron Small to Triple-A Syracuse and P Edwin Hurtado to Double-A Knoxville.


Detroit Pistons -- Waived F Rafael Addison.

Miami Heat -- Waived G Kevin Pritchard.

Washington Bullets -- Waived G Brent Price and F Anthony Tucker.


Chicago State -- Named Phil Gary men's assistant basketball coach.

Grambling State -- Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Aaron James (51-114).

Iona -- Named former Washington Bullets C Jeff Ruland men's assistant basketball coach.

Oregon State -- Named George Felton men's assistant basketball coach.

Saint Louis -- Named Ken Bothof assistant director of athletics for external operations.

Stony Brook -- Extended the contract of men's basketball coach Bernard Tomlin through the 1996-97 season.

Temple -- Named Kristen Foley women's basketball coach.


NFL -- Denied the Philadelphia Eagles' appeal to further upgrade the compensatory draft picks the team got for losing LB Seth Joyner and DE Clyde Simmons.

Jacksonville Jaguars -- Signed G Tom Myslinski.

Los Angeles Raiders -- OL Max Montoya announced his retirement.

Miami Dolphins -- Released DB Tyrone Braxton.

New England Patriots -- Re-signed restricted free-agent LB Todd Collins.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed unrestricted free-agent LB David Bavaro, who had been with the Patriots, and K Cary Blanchard.

Baltimore (CFL) -- Waived slotback Shawn Beals. Traded DB Stan Petry to Saskatchewan for future considerations.

Birmingham Barracudas (CFL) -- Signed QB Ricky Jones, DB Tommy Orr, DT Chris Thieneman and OL Chris Rodahaffer.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) -- Signed RB Mike Ichiyama and OT Sandy Annunziata.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) -- Signed RB Dean Noel and slotbacks Manuel Johnson and Paul Kovell. Traded G Scott Douglas to the Ottawa Rough Riders for DE Jessie Small.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Signed DB Cory Delaney.


Boston Bruins -- Recalled G John Blue from AHL Providence.

Detroit Red Wings -- Bruce Martyn, play-by-play radio broadcaster for 31 years and a Hockey Hall of Famer since 1991, will retire at the end of the season.

Hartford Whalers -- Recalled LW Jim Storm from the U.S. national team and C Robert Petrovicky from the Slovakian national team.

Montreal Canadiens -- D Vladimir Malakhov agreed to a four-year contract.

New York Islanders -- Recalled D Jason Widmer from AHL Worcester.

Ottawa Senators -- Sent LW Michel Piard to AHL Prince Edward Island.

St. Louis Blues -- Signed C Roman Vopat.

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