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.
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.
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.
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