Cubs: Agreed to terms with P Larry Casian on a one-year contract. Claimed P Miguel Batista off waivers from the Florida Marlins.
Giants: Signed OF Dax Jones, P John Johnstone and C Rich Rowland to minor-league contracts.
Indians: Agreed to terms on multi-year deals with radio broadcasters Herb Score and Tom Hamilton.
Mets: Named Ken Berry manager of rookie-league Kingsport; John Stephenson manager of the Mets' Gulf Coast rookie-league team; Doug Flynn coach for Single-A St. Lucie; and Tim Leiper coach for Single-A Columbia.
Padres: Traded C Brian Johnson and P Willie Blair to the Detroit Tigers for P Joey Eischen and P Cam Smith.
Royals: Signed P Juan Agosto to a minor-league contract and invited him to major-league spring training camp.
Twins: Acquired P Brian Looney from the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade that sent Pat Mahomes to Boston on Aug. 26.
Raptors: Activated F Zan Tabak from the injured list.
Big South: Named UMBC freshman G Jason Womble conference Rookie of the Week.
Michigan: Promoted Jim Herrmann, linebacker and special teams coach, to defensive coordinator.
Rutgers: Announced the resignation of Wally Gaskins, running backs coach.
Salisbury State: PK George Mayer, P Brad Wheedleton and S Tim Jones were named second-team ECAC South Region football all-stars.
South Carolina: Signed Brad Scott, football coach, to a two-year contract extension through 2001.
Southwest Texas: Named Bob DeBesse head football coach.
Buccaneers: Placed G Jim Pyne and LB Jeff Gooch on injured reserve. Signed C Kevin Dogins and LB Mark Williams.
Eagles: Signed DT Keith Rucker to a two-year contract and WR Calvin Williams to a one-year contract. Released DT Kevin Johnson and DB Barry Wilburn.
49ers: Waived WR Kevin Lee.
Blues: Recalled G Jamie McLennan from AHL Worcester.
Bruins: Recalled RW Tim Sweeney from AHL Providence.
Canadiens: Assigned C Sebastien Bordeleau to AHL Fredericton.
Lightning: Recalled C Paul Brousseau and C Allan Egeland from AHL Adirondack.
Rangers: Recalled D Eric Cairns from AHL Binghamton.
Red Wings: Recalled F Andrei Bashkirov from ECHL Huntington.
Sabres: Assigned LW Barrie Moore to AHL Rochester.
Senators: Recalled LW Jason Zent from AHL Worcester.
Sharks: Assigned RW Jan Caloun to AHL Kentucky.
AHL: Suspended Kentucky Thoroughblades C Pat Mikesch for two games for a slashing incident on Dec. 5.
Bandits: Received RW Valeri Karpov from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Pub Date: 12/18/96