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Devil Rays: Agreed to terms with OF Kenny Kelly. Signed P Robert Davis, C Toby Hall, C Carlos Vazquez and C Bart Carter.

Indians: Recalled P Brian Anderson from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Danny Graves to Buffalo.

Mets: Signed SS Jason Brett and 3B Jason Bowring and assigned them to Rookie-level Kingsport. Signed P Eric Cammack, P David Lohrman, P Joseph Maberry, OF Jose Rijo-Berger and 3B Jason Roach and assigned them to Single-A Pittsfield. Signed SS Bobby Hill, C Brian Jenkins, C Clark Lambert, OF Nick Rains and 2B Anthony Valentine and assigned them to Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

Phillies: Signed P Derek Adair, SS Brian Harris, SS Kevin Kurilla, P Geoff Zawatski, C Johnny Estrada, P James Frush, SS Jeff Terrell, 3B James McNamara, OF Gary Burnham, P Brett Black, 1B Andrew Dominique, P Kevin Shipp, C Ed Fitzpatrick, SS Uriel Casillas, P Roger Eason, P Peter Mondello and 3B James Fritz and assigned them to Single-A Batavia. Signed OF Duane Johnson, P Pat Driscoll, C Jerry Valdez, P Adam Walker, P Chad Albaugh, P Mark Manbeck, P Chris Humphries, IF La Monte Collier, P Tom Key, P Jeff Hootselle, C Ryan Cody and 1B Jonathan Bushman and assigned them to Rookie-level Martinsville.

Rangers: Signed P Todd Van Poppel to minor-league contract and assigned him to Single-A Port Charlotte


Nuggets: Named Brian Winters assistant coach.


Cal State-Northridge: Discontinued baseball, men's volleyball, men's soccer and men's swimming and diving effective for 1997-98 season.

Southeast Missouri State: Named Gary Garner men's basketball coach.

Towson State: Named Jim Meil executive director of the Tiger Club.

Vanderbilt: Signed Jan van Breda Kolff, men's basketball coach, to three-year contract extension through 2000.


Bears: Signed RB Raymont Harris to one-year contract.

Cardinals: Signed DL Jerry Drake to three-year contract. Released K Atle Larsen.

Chargers: Signed LB Michael Hamilton to three-year contract. Re-signed CB Mark Montreuil to one-year contract.

Chiefs: Signed WR Lake Dawson to one-year contract.

Falcons: Signed S Chris Bayne.

Panthers: Agreed to terms with DE Les Miller.

Patriots: Signed WR Chris Ortiz.

Saints: Sign LB Brian Jones to a two-year contract.

Seahawks: Signed TE Itula Mili to three-year contract.


Capitals: Released assistant coaches Keith Allain and Tod Button.

Hurricanes: Announced contract extensions for coach Paul Maurice and assistants Tom Webster, Randy Ladouceur and Steve Weeks.

Pub Date: 6/12/97

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