Astros: Reassigned P Mike Magnante, P Alvin Norman, C Randy Knorr and IF Luis Lopez to minor-league camp.
Blue Jays: Sent P Marvin Freeman, C Jorge Brito and 1B Mike Aldrete to minor-league camp.
Braves: Waived P Yorkis Perez.
Cubs: Optioned IF Miguel Cairo, P Jeremi Gonzalez, C Mike Hubbard, OF Robin Jennings, OF Brooks Kieschnick and OF Pedro Valdes to Triple-A Iowa. Sent C Tim McIntosh to minor-league camp.
Expos: Traded OF/1B Cliff Floyd to Marlins for former Orioles OF Joe Orsulak and P Dustin Hermanson.
Indians: Optioned IF Enrique Wilson to Triple-A Buffalo. Placed IF Herbert Perry (knee) on 60-day DL.
Mets: Waived IF Alvaro Espinoza. Assigned 1B Roberto Petagine outright to Triple-A Norfolk. Returned OF Gary Thurman to Norfolk.
Pirates: Reassigned OF Trey Beamon, P Clint Sadowsky, IF Kevin Polcovich, OF Keith Mitchell and C Reed Secrist to minor-league camp.
Reds: Optioned P Hector Carrasco, P Scott Sullivan and former Orioles OF Curtis Goodwin to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned P Scott Service, OF Mike Kelly and IF/OF Brian Hunter to minor-league camp.
Red Sox: Released IF Chris Donnels and P Mike Maddux.
Rockies: Purchased contract of P Steven Bourgeois from Triple-A Phoenix and assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Royals: Purchased contract of C Tim Spehr from Red Sox.
Tigers: Claimed OF Jimmy Hurst off waivers from White Sox and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo. Designated IF Dave Hajek for assignment.
Twins: Optioned P Dave Stevens and P LaTroy Hawkins to Triple-A Salt Lake City. Sent C Damian Miller and IF Mitch Simons to minor-league camp.
Sporting News: Named Wake Forest C Tim Duncan men's basketball Player of Year; Villanova F Tim Thomas Freshman of Year; Kansas' Roy Williams Coach of Year, and Stanford G Kate Starbird women's Player of Year.
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo: Extended contract of Jeff Schneider, men's basketball coach, through 2001-02 season.
Cal State Bakersfield: Named Pat Douglass men's basketball coach.
Samford: Named Jimmy Tillette men's basketball coach.
Wright State: Named Lisa Fitch women's basketball coach.
Bills: Signed WR Jerry Reese.
49ers: Signed DB Frankie Smith to one-year contract.
Panthers: Recalled C Steve Washburn and RW David Nemirovsky from loan to AHL Carolina.
Red Wings: Exercised option to extend contract of LW Brendan Shanahan through 1999-2000 season.
Pub Date: 3/27/97