Reds: Placed P Jeff Brantley on 15-day DL with broken sesamoid bone in right foot.
Bulls: Placed C James Edwards on injured list with tendinitis in left Achilles' tendon. Activated F Dickey Simpkins from injured list.
Arkansas State: Named Barry Dowd athletic director.
Clemson: Freshman F Patrick Garner asked to be released from scholarship so he can transfer.
Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne: Announced resignation of Andy Piazza, men's basketball coach.
Rutgers-Camden: Announced it is reinstating men's basketball program after dropping it last month.
Siena: Announced junior G/F Andy Thies will forgo senior season of eligibility.
Southwest Baptist: Named Lynn Nance men's basketball coach.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Extended contract of Ric Cobb, men's basketball coach, through 1998-99 season.
Bills: Signed LB Chris Spielman to four-year, $8 million contract.
Eagles: Agreed to terms with WR Irving Fryar on three-year contract. Signed DB Deral Boykin and WR Khevin Pratt to one-year contracts.
Steelers: Signed FB LaMonte Coleman, P Shayne Edge, LB Patrick Scott. TE John Farquhar and TE A. J. Ofodile.
Devils: Recalled D Ricard Persson from loan to AHL Albany.
Ducks: Acquired C Anatoli Semenov and rights to D Mike Crowley from Flyers for RW Brian Wesenberg.
Flames: Traded LW Vesa Viitakoski to Avalanche for LW Paxton Schulte.
Flyers: Acquired RW John Druce and seventh-round pick in 1997 draft from Kings for fourth-round pick in 1996 draft.
Penguins: Sent D Drake Berehowsky and D Stefan Bergkvist to IHL Cleveland.
Sabres: Traded D Charlie Huddy and 1997 seventh-round draft choice to Blues for rights to LW Denis Hamel.
Senators: Sent D Kerry Huffman to Flyers for future considerations.
Stars: Recalled C Bob Bassen from conditioning assignment with IHL Michigan.
Bandits (AHL): Announced D Darren Wetherill has been reassigned from IHL Orlando.
Kansas City Explorers (World Team Tennis): nis): Signed John McEnroe. The former world No. 1 has committed to playing about half the season.
Pub Date: 3/20/96