BaseballOrioles: Named Mike Easler roving minor-league batting...


Orioles: Named Mike Easler roving minor-league batting instructor and Heather Tillis administrative assistant for public relations.


Houston Astros: Traded P Pedro Martinez to the San Diego Padres for IF Ray Holbert. Sent IF Andy Stankiewicz, OF Mike Brumley and P Craig McMurtry outright to Triple-A Tucson. Activated P John Hudek from the 60-day DL.

Milwaukee Brewers: Reinstated P Cal Eldred, P Jose Mercedes and P Al Reyes and OF Turner Ward from the 60-day DL list to the 40-man roster. Sent P Ron Rightnowar, P Joe Slusarski and OF Derek Wachter outright to Triple-A New Orleans. Gave P Jeff Bronkey his unconditional release.


Montreal Expos: Designated P Butch Henry for assignment.

Pittsburgh Pirates:Pittsburgh Pirates: Named Trent Jewitt manager, Dave Rajsich pitcher/coach and Sandy Krum trainer for Triple-A Calgary.


Charlotte Hornets: Matched the Minnesota Timberwolves' offer sheet to C LeRon Ellis.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Waived F Herb Baker.

Minnesota Timberwolves: Signed C Sean Rooks.


NCAA: Named Seton Hall athletic director Laurence Keating chairman of the men's basketball rules committee and Kansas men's basketball coach Roy Wil


liams to the men's basketball rules committee.


Carolina Panthers: Signed LB Phil Yeboah-Kodie to the practice squad.

Cincinnati Bengals: Released WR Jeff Query.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Placed TE Derek Brown and LB Reggie Clark on IR. Signed S Darren Studstill from the New York Jets' practice squad. Signed LB Bernard Carter.

Miami Dolphins: Signed QB Doug Pederson. Waived WR Ricky Sanders. Dropped K Joe Nedney and added WR Demeris Johnson to the practice squad.


New York Jets: Signed S Lonnie Young. Waived WR Curtis Ceaser.


San Jose Sharks: Agreed to terms with coach Kevin Constantine on a three-year contract.

Vancouver Canucks: Agreed to terms with LW Larry Courville and assigned him to AHL Syracuse. Assigned D Adrian Aucoin and C John McIntyre to Syracuse.


Baltimore Spirit (NPSL): Signed F Pete Schneiders and G Jim McCombs.