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AL: Named Mariners P Randy Johnson Player of the Week.

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NL: Named Expos P Carlos Perez Player of the Week. Announced that Ed Vargo, director of umpire supervision, will retire at end of year and remain as consultant. Named Paul Runge successor, effective Jan. 1.

Astros: Signed nine draft picks: OF Robert Bystrowski, OF Ryan Dunn, SS Joseph Cathey, S Patrick Cutshall, 3B Stephen Logan, 1B James Thomas, P Brian Hecht, P Joseph Messman and P Peter Sullivan. Signed C Danny Fatheree and 2B Joseph Robinson.

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Blue Jays: Agreed to terms with three draft picks -- OF Billy Brown, OF Carlos Ortiz and P Randy Eversgerd -- and two nondrafted free agents -- P Iram Barbera and P Roger Lancaster.

Braves: Placed P Terrell Wade (partial tear of his left flexor muscle) on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 7. Recalled P Chris Brock from Triple-A Richmond.

Devil Rays: Signed four draft picks: P Barrett Wright, P Chris Mason, OF Damian Scioneaux and SS Jack Joffrion.

Diamondbacks: Signed six draft picks: 3B Jeff Brooks, 3B Lance Downing, P Doug Kohl, P Chris Bloomer, IF Jared Martin and IF Steve Doherty.

Orioles: Sent P Radhames Dykhoff from Double-A Bowie to Single-A Frederick.

Rangers: Assigned P Danny Patterson to Double-A Tulsa on rehabilitation assignment. Moved 2B Mark McLemore to Triple-A Oklahoma City for rehabilitation assignment. Signed Chris Tynan, second-round draft pick, and three other picks: Mike Lamb, P Carlos Figueroa and OF Kevin Harris.

Reds: Reassigned P Robert Boggs to Double-A Chattanooga. Signed 10 draft picks: P David Runk, P Clint Brewer, P Dustin Robinson, P Tye Levy, P Robert Averette, P Zadrian Brown, SS Travis Dawkins, OF Mike Frank, 1B Braxton Whitehead, C Marc Suarez.

Twins: Signed two draft picks: P Juan Romero and P Pat Stenger.

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Yankees: Acquired minor-league OF Vernon Maxwell from Padres to complete May 29 Hideki Irabu trade.

Basketball

Bucks: Retained first-round pick (10th overall) in 1997 draft; by doing so, Milwaukee will have to surrender a pick to the Suns in 1998 or 1999.

Lakers: Exercised option to acquire Knicks' second-round draft choice in 1997 as part of Doug Christie deal.

College

Mount St. Mary's: Named Laura Johnston women's soccer coach; she had coached youth teams in Boise, Idaho.

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Ohio State: Contract of men's lacrosse coach Paul Caldwell (21-29 in four years) will not be renewed.

Football

Chiefs: Signed OL Ralph Tamm to a two-year contract.

Jaguars: Signed FB Ty Hallock and S Travis Davis.

Rams: Released G Dwayne White, who has two years left on a five-year, $10 million free-agent deal.

Hockey

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AHL: Carolina Hurricanes affiliate will play in New Haven, Conn.

Pub Date: 6/10/97


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