California Angels: Added P Geoff Edsell, P Ryan Hancock, P Pete Janicki, P Ben VanRyn, IF George Arias and IF Tim Harkrider to the major-league roster.
Colorado Rockies: Named Jackie Moore coach.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Agreed to terms with P Ramon Martinez on a three-year contract with an option for 1999.
New York Mets: Purchased the contracts of P Eric Ludwick and " C Charlie Greene from Triple-A Norfolk.
New York Yankees: Named Chris Chambliss batting coach; Mel Stottlemyre pitching coach; Jose Cardenal first-base and outfield coach; Don Zimmer bench coach. Renewed the contracts of Tony Cloninger, bullpen coach, and Willie Randolph, third base coach.
Oakland Athletics: Named Art Howe manager and signed him to a two-year contract with an option for 1998.
Philadelphia Phillies: Claimed P Carlos Crawford off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.
Seattle Mariners: Waived OF Warren Newson and C Chris Howard.
Fred Biletnikoff Award: Ohio State's Terry Glenn, Southern Cal's Keyshawn Johnson and Penn State's Bobby Engram were named finalists for the award that goes to the nation's top wide receiver.
Dick Butkus Award: Miami's Ray Lewis, Illinois' Kevin Hardy and Texas Tech's Zach Thomas were named finalists for the award that goes to nation's top linebacker.
Florida State: Signed Bobby Bowden, football coach, to a five-year contract extension.
Iowa State: Reinstated Kenny Pratt, basketball player.
Memphis: Suspended FB Darrius Blevins and WR Brian Powell for violations of team rules.
Houston Oilers: Announced that they will move to Nashville, Tenn., for the 1998 season.
Hartford Whalers: Assigned LW Bob Wren to ECHL Knoxville.
Philadelphia Flyers: Acquired RW Pat Falloon from the San Jose Sharks for RW Martin Spanhel and 1996 first- and fourth-round draft choices. Assigned LW Ryan Sittler to ECHL Raleigh and LW Brad Zavisha to IHL Michigan.
San Jose Sharks: Traded RW Martin Spanhel, 1994 draft pick RW Vaclav Varada and 1996 first- and fourth-round draft choices to the Buffalo Sabres for D Doug Bodger.