BaseballAstros: Signed P John Johnstone, IF-OF Mike...



Astros: Signed P John Johnstone, IF-OF Mike Brumley and C Jerry Goff to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Cubs: Signed free-agent P Doug Jones, who had been with Orioles, to one-year contract. Designated P Tanyon Sturtze for assignment.

Pirates: Signed free-agent 3B Charlie Hayes, who had been with Phillies, for one year.

Yankees: Acquired OF Tim Raines from White Sox for future considerations.


Bullets: Waived C Ed Stokes.

Grizzlies: Waived F Antonio Harvey.

@4 Heat: Activated G Rex Chapman from injured list.


Senior Bowl: Named Bears' Dave Wannstedt coach of South and Seahawks' Dennis Erickson coach of North.

I= Canisius: Freshman F David Allen left basketball program.


Cardinals: Signed LB Garth Jax for $250,000 next season and $300,000 in 1997.

Rams: Special teams coach Wayne Sevier, who won two Super Bowls as a Redskins assistant, retired.


NHL: Named Red Wings' Scotty Bowman and Panthers' Doug MacLean coaches for All-Star Game.

Blues: Recalled RW Paul Broten from AHL Worcester. Reassigned F Dave Roberts to Worcester.

Devils: Sent D Cale Hulse on loan to AHL Albany. Recalled D Ricard Persson from Albany. Placed D Tommy Albelin on injured list.

Kings: Acquired D John Slaney from Avalanche for sixth-round pick in 1996.

Penguins: Traded D Norm Maciver to Jets for D Neil Wilkinson. Assigned G Patrick Lalime to IHL Cleveland.

Rangers: Traded LW Stephane Matteau to Blues for C Ian Laperriere.

Sabres: Signed G John Blue for rest of season. Recalled LW Jason Dawe from AHL Rochester. Reassigned RW Dane Jackson and G Steve Shields to Rochester.

Whalers: Acquired RW Kevin Dineen from Flyers for future considerations.

Bandits (AHL): Received D Garrett MacDonald from ECHL Richmond.

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