Angels: Agreed to terms with C Eric Helfand on a minor-league contract.
Blue Jays: Named Gary Matthews batting coach, Eddie Rodriguez third base coach and Sal Butera bullpen coach.
Cardinals: Named Jose Oquendo manager of short-season Single-A New Jersey.
Diamondbacks: Promoted Brian Butterfield to third base coach and infield instructor.
Dodgers: Signed OF Trenidad Hubbard.
Indians: Named former Orioles OF Al Bumbry first base coach. The club retained all coaches other than Dave Nelson.
Rangers: Agreed to terms with P Matt Whiteside.
Royals: Invited P Dan Reichert and Rod Steph, C Andy Stewart, C Hector Ortiz, C Carlos Mendez, IF Pedro Castellano, OFJuan LeBron and OF Carlos Beltran to spring training.
Warriors: Activated F Duane Ferrell (Calvert Hall) from injured list.
Kansas State: F Charles Dinkins (right knee injury) will redshirt 1997-98 season.
NFL: Named following Players of the Week: NFC offensive, Eagles QB Bobby Hoying; AFC offensive, Steelers RB Jerome Bettis; NFC defensive, Falcons DT Travis Hall; AFC defensive, Oilers S Marcus Robertson. Fined LB Anthony Davis $7,500 for hit on 49ers QB Steve Young on Sunday.
Chargers: Signed S Eric Vance to practice squad.
Jaguars: Signed DT David Barnard and DE Harold Gragg to practice squad.
Jets: Signed T Kerry Jenkins off Bears practice squad. Waived LB Chris Wing.
Blackhawks: Named Denis Savard assistant coach.
Mighty Ducks: Assigned former Bandits D Pavel Trnka to AHL Cincinnati. Recalled former Bandits C J. F. Jomphe from Cincinnati.
National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Named Essex CC F Guiliano Celenza to junior college men's Division I All-America first team and Essex striker Jason Lockerman to second team.
Pub Date: 12/04/97