Angels: Agreed to terms with IF Jack Howell on minor-league contract.
Astros: Declined to offer contracts to P Jeff Tabacka, C Randy Knorr and OF Derrick May.
Athletics: Reached terms with P Buddy Groom. Did not tender offer to P Carlos Reyes.
Braves: Agreed to terms with 2B Mark Lemke on $2 million, one-year contract. Signed OF Hensley Muelens to minor-league contract; invited him to camp.
Brewers: Traded IF Wes Weger to Expos for P Scott Pisciotta.
Expos: Didn't tender contract to P Mike Dyer.
Giants: Agreed to terms with OF Darrin Jackson on minor-league contract. Declined to offer contract P Mark Dewey.
Indians: Did not tender contract to OF Ryan Thompson (Chestertown).
Marlins: Did not tender contract to 1B Greg Colbrunn, making him a free agent without compensation.
Mets: Agreed to terms with P Armando Reynoso on two-year contract.
Reds: Claimed P Felix Rodriguez off waivers from Dodgers. Declined to offer contracts to P Johnny Ruffin and P Tim Scott.
Tigers: Signed P Doug Brocail.
White Sox: Did not tender contracts to IF Domingo Cedeno, P Stacy Jones and P Brian Keyser.
Yankees: Did not tender contracts to P Scott Kamieniecki, P Billy Brewer and IF Luis Sojo.
Hawks: Placed F Tyrone Corbin (sprained right ankle) on injured list. Signed F Henry James.
Trail Blazers: Placed G Aleksandar Djordjevic (flu) on injured list. Activated G Reggie Jordan from injured list.
Colorado: Freshman men's basketball G Alan Barksdale left team.
Jacksonville: Reassigned men's basketball coach George Scholz. Named Butch Harvey men's basketball coach.
Maryland: Named 1993 alumnus Sue Panek assistant women's basketball coach; she had been assistant at Florida State.
Southern Methodist: Named Mike Cavan football coach.
Vanderbilt: Named Woody Widenhofer football coach.
Washington State: Lifted suspension of men's basketball F Tavares Mack.
Colts: Waived DB Vance Joseph. Activated WR Chris Doering from practice squad.
Giants: Re-signed DE Chad Bratzke.
Steelers: Activated RB Terry Richardson from practice squad.
Canadiens: Recalled C Sabastien Bordeleau from loan to AHL Fredericton.
Islanders: Assigned RW Todd Bertuzzi to IHL Utah. Assigned LW Ken Belanger to AHL Kentucky.
Maple Leafs: Signed junior D D. J. Smith to three-year, $1.6 million contract.
Red Wings: Named Mike Krushelnyski assistant coach.
Sabres: Recalled G Steve Shields from loan to AHL Rochester.
Senators: Returned D Radim Bicanek to AHL Worcester.
Pub Date: 12/21/96