Treadway Racing: Named Scott Goodyear and Arie Luyendyk drivers.
Blue Jays: Agreed to terms with P Paul Quantrill. Signed DH-1B-OF Juan Samuel to minor-league contract and invited him to major-league camp.
Braves: 2B Mark Lemke accepted salary arbitration.
Indians: Agreed to terms with free-agent OF Chad Curtis, who had been with Dodgers. Designated P Daron Kirkreit for assignment.
Mariners: Agreed to terms with C John Marzano. Signed 2B Brian Raabe to Triple-A contract and invited him to major-league camp.
Mets: Agreed to terms with SS Tim Bogar. Agreed to terms with P Brian Bohanon on minor-league contract.
Rangers: Agreed to terms with OF Warren Newson.
Tigers: Agreed to terms with P Doug Brocail.
Bulls: Waived C Thomas Hamilton.
Magic: Placed G Penny Hardaway (tendinitis in back of left knee) on injured list. Signed G Kenny Smith.
Spurs: Placed F Charles Smith (sore right knee) on injured list. Signed F Stephen Howard.
Columbia: Signed football coach Ray Tellier to three-year extension through 2001.
49ers: Signed WR Mike Caldwell.
Blackhawks: Traded D Ivan Droppa to Panthers for D Alain Nasreddine and conditional 1999 draft pick.
Capitals: Returned D Eric Charon, RW Andrew Brunette and C Anson Carter to AHL Portland.
Islanders: Recalled RW Todd Bertuzzi from IHL Utah and LW Ken Belanger from AHL Kentucky. Assigned C Nick Vachon to Utah.
Mighty Ducks: Lent RW Valeri Karpov to AHL Bandits.
Oilers: Reassigned C Jesse Belanger from AHL Hamilton to IHL Quebec.
Panthers: Assigned Droppa to AHL Carolina.
Sharks: Traded D Yves Racine to Flames for considerations.
Bandits (AHL): Signed D Quinn Fair to tryout agreement. Received D Andy Silverman on loan from Rangers. Assigned RW Andrew Shier to ECHL Richmond.
USOC: Named sprinter Michael Johnson SportsMan of the Year.
Pub Date: 12/19/96