Angels: Signed Shigetoshi Hasegawa, who pitched last season for Orix Blue Wave in Japan's Pacific League.
Devil Rays: Named Scott Fletcher manager and Howard Johnson and Dennis Rasmussen coaches for Single-A Charleston (S.C.)
Giants: Hired Pat Dobson, the Orioles' pitching coach last season, as major-league advance scout.
Dodgers: Agreed to terms with P Darren Hall, P Rick Gorecki, P Gary Rath and IF Adam Riggs.
Reds: Signed 1B Kevin Maas, OF Rikkert Faneyte and IF Joe Aversa to minor-league contracts.
Tigers: Agreed to terms with C Brian Johnson. Signed following players to minor-league contracts and invited them to major-league camp: IF Ray Holbert, P Mike Drumright, P Kevin Gallaher, P Brian Barnes, P Seth Greisinger, P Scott Gentile and P Denny Harriger.
Yankees: Agreed to terms with IF Luis Sojo.
New Britain Rock Cats (Double-A): Eastern League team changed name from Hardware City Rock Cats.
NBA: Red Auerbach and Red Holzman will coach in NBA Rookie Game on All-Star Weekend.
Mavericks: Activated F Fred Roberts from injured list. Placed F Samaki Walker (sprained left ankle) on injured list.
Nets: Signed F Lloyd Daniels and C Robert Werdann to 10-day contracts. Placed F David Benoit on injured list.
NCAA: Denied eligibility petition filed on behalf of Temple basketball F Quincy Wadley.
Boise State: Suspended F Tony Norman indefinitely from basketball team for missing practices.
Brigham Young: Named Greg Kite men's assistant basketball coach.
Florida A&M;: Announced that former North Carolina State QB Jose Laureano plans to transfer to school.
Idaho State: Suspended F David Hickman, G Dedric Bell, G Stephen Brown, F Cedric Robinson and G Rapheal Fondren from basketball team for rest of the season after being sentenced to probation and fines for shoplifting.
Northern Iowa: Named Mike Dunbar football coach.
Jaguars: Signed WR Will Moore, T Howard Sothers and LB Johnie Church to 1997 contracts.
Blackhawks: Recalled F Dave Chyzowski and F Steve Dubinsky from IHL Indianapolis. Reassigned C Adam Creighton to Indianapolis.
Blues: Reassigned G Mike Buzak from AHL Worcester to ECHL Baton Rouge.
Coyotes: Reassigned G Sylvain Daigle from ECHL Mississippi to IHL Las Vegas.
Flames: Returned D Sami Helenius to AHL Saint John.
Kings: Agreed to terms with C Donald MacLean on 3-year contract.
Lightning: Recalled G Tyler Moss on emergency basis from AHL Adirondack. Returned C Jeff Toms to Adirondack.
Sabres: Recalled LW-C Curtis Brown from AHL Rochester. Named Joe Crozier special consultant to president.
Kansas City (MLS): Acquired D Steve Pittman from Tampa Bay for F Alan Prampin and conditional third-round 1997 supplemental draft pick.
Philadelphia (NPSL): Traded D Larry Julius to Harrisburg for MF Tom Bialek. Claimed F Paul Cann off waivers from Columbus.
Pub Date: 1/10/97