Braves: Acquired P Yorkis Perez from Marlins for P Martin Sanchez.
Dodgers: Added Hiromichi Ishige to major- and minor-league coaching staffs.
Mariners: Singed P Steve Gajkowski, OF Eddie Christian, IF Sean Drinkwater, P David Holdridge, P Scott Simmons, IF Doug Saunders, IF Joe Millette and OF Miguel Correa to minor-league contracts.
Rangers: Agreed to terms with free-agent P Xavier Hernandez, who had been with Astros, on two-year contract.
Reds: Signed former Orioles minor-league IF Pete Rose Jr. to minor-league contract.
Trail Blazers: Placed F Dontonio Wingfield (sprained thumb) on injured list. Activated former Bullets G Mitchell Butler.
Chicago State: Replaced men's basketball coach Craig Hodges with assistant Phil Gary.
Kentucky: Basketball F Oliver Simmons is transferring.
NHL: Senior VP and general counsel Jeffrey Pash resigned to become executive VP of NFL.
Canucks: Assigned D Frantisek Kucera to AHL Syracuse. Removed D Dana Murzyn from IR.
Flames: Returned C Marty Murray on loan to AHL Saint John. Recalled D Sami Helenius from Saint John. Reassigned LW Marko Jantunen to V. Frolunda of Swedish Elite League.
Kings: Recalled C Neal Broten from IHL Phoenix.
Sharks: Loaned LW Andrei Nazarov to AHL Kentucky.
Whalers: Returned D Jason McBain on loan to AHL Springfield.
USA Hockey: Named Lou Lamoriello GM for 1998 U.S. Olympic men's team.
Fed Cup: Named Martina Navratilova captain of 1997 U.S. Fed Cup squad.
Pub Date: 12/14/96