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Brewers: Agreed to terms with IF Jose Valentin on three-year contract with club option for fourth year.

Cardinals: Exercised $1.625 million option on P Dennis Eckersley.

Cubs: P Jamie Navarro declined to exercise $3.6 million option.

Indians: Exercised $4.75 million option on OF Kenny Lofton. Coaching staff will return, except for Toby Harrah; named Johnny Goryl infield coach.

Padres: Declined to exercise $1.75 million option on P Bob Tewksbury, buying his contract out for $125,000.

Phillies: Declined to exercise option on P David West.

Rangers: Declined to exercise option on P Mike Henneman.

White Sox: Named Art Kusnyer bullpen coach. Outrighted C Chad Kreuter and 1B Mike Robertson to Triple-A Nashville. Added Winston-Salem of Single-A Carolina League as affiliate.

Yankees: Exercised $700,000 options on OF Darryl Strawberry and $1.5 million option on 3B Charlie Hayes. Declined to exercise option on P Ricky Bones. Released P Dave Pavlas and P Dale Polley.


Bucks: Placed G Moochie Norris and C Keith Tower on injured list.

Bullets: Waived G Dwayne Morton.

Bulls: Placed F Jason Caffey and C Thomas Hamilton on injured list.

Cavaliers: Placed C Zydrunas Ilgauskas and C Shawnelle Scott on injured list.

Celtics: Waived G-F Nate Driggers. Placed G Dee Brown, G Greg Minor and C Steve Hamer on injured list.

Clippers: Placed G Brent Barry and C Dwayne Schintzius on injured list.

Grizzlies: Waived F Tim Breaux. Placed F Doug Edwards and G Chris Robinson on injured list.

Hornets: Waived F Brad Lohaus. Placed F Rafael Addison and Carlos Strong on injured list.

Knicks: Placed G Chris Childs, F Dontae' Jones and C Eric Leckner on injured list.

Lakers: Placed F Jerome Kersey and F Trevor Wilson on injured (( list.

Magic: Waived F-C LeRon Ellis. Placed F Brian Evans, C Jon Koncak and F-C Amal McCaskill on injured list.

Nets: Placed G Kevin Edwards and F David Benoit on injured list.

Nuggets: Suspended G Jeff McInnis, who has missed four straight days of practice, for conduct detrimental to team. Placed C Rich King and G Keith Jennings on IR.

Raptors: Waived G B. J. Tyler. Placed F Mark Hughes on injured list.

Rockets: Placed G Brent Price and C Charles Jones on injured list.

SuperSonics: Waived F Sherell Ford. Placed G Greg Graham and C Steve Scheffler on injured list.

76ers: Placed F Mark Hendrickson on injured list.

Warriors: Placed G Anthony Harris, F Marcus Mann and C Mike Peplowski on injured list. Placed holdout C Rony Seikaly on suspended list.

Winnipeg (IBA): Signed G-F Sean Tyson (Dunbar).


NCAA: Extended Slippery Rock's probation through 1997-98 basketball season for violations of NCAA financial aid rules.

Houston Rotary Club: Named following finalists for Lombardi Award, given to football lineman of year: Ohio State junior OT Orlando Pace, the 1995 winner; Virginia Tech senior DE Cornell Brown; Arizona State senior OT Juan Roque; and Nebraska senior DE Jared Tomich.

Texas: Declared WR Mike Adams, CB Bryant Westbrook, S Tre Thomas and S Chris Carter ineligible after learning that agent paid for their lunch.


L Bears: Signed CB Clifton Abraham. Released RB Michael Hicks.

Giants: Placed WR Amani Toomer on IR. Signed RB Gary Downs.


Blues: Recalled G Jamie McLannen and D Christer Olssen. Assigned D Rory Fitzpatrick to AHL Worcester.

Bruins: Assigned LW Cam Stewart to AHL Providence.

Canadiens: Sent D Craig Rivet to AHL Fredericton.

Coyotes: Recalled D Kevin Dahl from IHL Las Vegas. Assigned LW Jason Simon to Las Vegas.

Red Wings: Recalled LW Mark Major from AHL Adirondack.

Pub Date: 11/01/96

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