Athletics: Agreed to one-year, $3.3 million contract with OF Geronimo Berroa, avoiding arbitration and nearly tripling his 1996 deal.
Blue Jays: Agreed to contracts with P Mark Sievert, IF Tom Evans, IF Ryan Jones, IF Jeff Patzke and OF Anthony Sanders.
Cubs: Agreed to one-year contract with P Steve Trachsel worth reported $2.1 million, avoiding arbitration.
Mariners: Agreed to terms with OF Jay Buhner on $13 million, two-year extension through 1999 with club option for 2000.
Padres: Named former Orioles P Rick Sutcliffe to TV broadcast team.
Rangers: Invited following nonroster players to major-league camp: P Duane Ward, P Scott Bailes, P Eric Gunderson, P Tom Urbani, P Clint Davis, P R. A. Dickey, P Jonathan Johnson, C Scott Hemond, C Johnny Cardenas, IF Domingo Cedeno, IF Warren Morris, IF Tom O'Malley and OF Mike Simms. Named Lee Tunnell minor-league pitching coach. Two-time All-Star Jeff Russell (186 saves) retired at age 35.
Twins: Agreed to terms with the following players: P Dan Perkins, P Dan Serafini, C Jose Valentin, IF David Arias, IF Corey Koskie, IF Ryan Lane, IF Jamie Ogden, OF J. J. Johnson, OF Chris Latham and OF Ryan Radmanovich.
White Sox: Named Ken Williams VP of player development. Gave director of baseball operations Daniel Evans added title of assistant GM.
Yankees: Invited following nonroster players to major-league camp: P Eric Milton (Maryland), P Dale Polley, P Marcus Moore, P Carlos Reyes, P Mike Buddie, C Chris Ashby, C Jaime Torres, C Paul Russo and C Tom Wilson. Named Bob Didier advance scout and Stan Williams major-league scout. Re-signed major-league scouts Wade Taylor, Ron Hansen (former Oriole) and Ron Brand.
NBA: Announced that Pistons G Joe Dumars will replace Heat C Alonzo Mourning (injured right heel) on Eastern Conference All-Star Game.
Nuggets: Signed coach Dick Motta to three-year contract.
Rockets: Placed G Clyde Drexler (strained left hamstring) on injured list. Activated G Tracy Moore from injured list.
Bengals: Named Bob Wylie tight ends coach.
Broncos: All-Pro T Gary Zimmerman confirmed that he has retired.
Chiefs: Signed WR Michael Dritlein, OL Ron Florine and OL Wendall Gaines to two-year contracts. VP of player personnel Lynn Stiles will become VP of football operations for Rams.
Jets: Named Ravens pro personnel coordinator Scott Pioli pro personnel director. Named following assistants: Mike Sweatman, Charlie Weis, Maurice Carthon, Romeo Crennel, Al Groh and Ravens quality control assistant on offense Eric Mangini. Retained assistants Ron Erhardt, Pat Hodgson and Bill Muir.
Raiders: Did not retain receivers coach Mike Wilson. Transferred Fred Biletnikoff to receivers coach. Following assistants will return: Bishop Harris, Larry Kennan, Bill Meyers, Fred Whittingham, John Guy, Steve Shafer, Kevin Spencer, Rusty Tillman and Garrett Giemont.
Vikings: Named Mike Tice (Maryland) offensive line coach.
Bruins: Reassigned G Evgeny Ryabchikov to ECHL Dayton.
Flyers: Recalled D Darren Rumble from AHL Philadelphia.
Lightning: Recalled C Jeff Toms from AHL Adirondack.
Oilers: Assigned F Kevin Paden to ECHL Huntington.
Rangers: Traded D Jayson More to Coyotes for C Mike Eastwood and minor-league D Dallas Eakins. Returned RW Jeff Nielsen to AHL Binghamton.
Whalers: Recalled D Jason McBain from AHL Springfield.
MLS: Allocated F-MF Christopher Sullivan to San Jose.
Pub Date: 2/07/97