Angels: Agreed to terms with P Todd Van Poppel.
Astros: Agreed to terms with OF Luis Gonzalez on $1 million contract. Agreed to terms with P Mike Magnante on minor-league contract.
Blue Jays: Re-signed P Paul Quantrill and P Woody Williams.
Braves: Announced that P Mike Bielecki (Dundalk) accepted salary arbitration. Placed P Ben VanRyn on unconditional release waivers to make room for 2B Mark Lemke.
Brewers: Signed P Angel Miranda.
Cardinals: Agreed to terms with C Danny Sheaffer.
Expos: Agreed to $1.05 million, one-year contract with P Rheal Cormier.
Giants: Traded C Tom Lampkin to Cardinals for player to be named or cash.
Indians: Agreed to terms with OF Les Norman and former Orioles P Terry Clark on minor-league contracts.
Mariners: Re-signed C John Marzano.
Pirates: Agreed to terms with 1B Kevin Young, IF Esteban Beltre, OF Keith Mitchell, OF Manny Martinez, P John Briscoe, P Carlos Crawford and former Orioles P Keith Shepherd on minor-league contracts.
Rangers: Signed OF Mike Simms and P Tom Urbani to minor-league contracts. Signed P Scott Bailes, Chris Eddy, Joe Ganote and IF Cesar Morillo to minor-league contracts.
Red Sox: Named DeMarlo Hale manager of Double-A Trenton.
Rockies: Agreed to terms with C Steve Decker.
Tigers: P Rick Greene cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Toledo.
Twins: Agreed to terms with OF Eric Anthony on minor-league contract that could pay him $525,000.
NCAA: Announced that West Virginia F Marcus Goree is eligible to play basketball immediately.
Walter Payton Award: Top Division I-AA honor awarded to Northern Arizona RB Archie Amerson.
Furman: Basketball F Michael Green quit school.
Hastings: Named Ross Els football coach.
Idaho State: Suspended starting F David Hickman after he was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting.
Yale: Named Jack Siedlecki football coach.
Giants: Signed HB Robert Walker and DL Darnell Gilliard from practice squad. Placed HB Keith Elias and CB Willie Beamon on IR.
Packers: Signed S Buster Owens to practice squad.
Saints: Activated WR Brett Bech from practice squad. Placed RB Ray Zellars and DL Willie Broughton on IR.
Capitals: Assigned RW Jaroslav Svejkovsky and D Stewart Malgunas to AHL Portland.
Flames: Returned D Sami Helenius on loan to AHL Saint John.
Oilers: Assigned D Nick Stajduhar from IHL Quebec to AHL Hamilton.
Panthers: Lent D Ivan Droppa to AHL Carolina. Recalled D Alain Nasreddine from AHL Carolina and traded him to Blackhawks.
Pub Date: 12/20/96