Angels: Declined to offer 1998 contract to OF Tony Phillips. Signed IF Chip Hale to minor-league contract.
Astros: Signed C Marc Ronan, OF Rob Butler, OF Dax Jones, P Bob MacDonald and P Bob Scanlan to minor-league contracts.
Athletics: Agreed to terms with IF Kurt Abbott, C Damon Berryhill, P Buddy Groom and OF Shane Mack on one-year contracts. Declined to offer 1998 contracts to SS Tilson Brito and C Izzy Molina.
Blue Jays: Declined to offer 1998 contracts to 2B Carlos Garcia and IF Jeff Patzke.
Braves: Declined to offer 1988 contracts to 2B Mike Mordecai and C Tim Spehr. Agreed to terms with P Brian Edmondson on one-year contract.
Brewers: Declined to offer 1998 contract to OF Matt Mieske.
Cardinals: Declined to offer 1998 contracts to P Brian Barber and OF Miguel Mejia.
Devil Rays: Declined to offer 1998 contract to P Ryan Karp.
Diamondbacks: Named Dwayne Murphy first base and outfield coach.
Expos: Declined to offer 1998 contract to IF Andy Stankiewicz.
Giants: Signed P Masashi Kiyono to minor-league contract.
Mariners: Agreed to terms with P Tim Davis on one-year contract.
Marlins: Agreed to terms with IF Randy Knorr on minor-league contract.
Pirates: Named Tracy Woodson manager of Single-A Erie.
Rangers: Agreed to terms with IF Tom Quinlan and OF Joe Hall on minor-league contracts.
Reds: Signed free-agent P Steve Cooke, who had been with the Pirates, to one-year contract.
Rockies: Declined to offer 1998 contract to P Steve Reed.
Mets: Traded OF Carl Everett to the Astros for P John Hudek.
Tigers: Signed C Joe Oliver, C Joe Siddall, P Denny Harriger, P Marino Santana, P Bill Hurst, P Pedro Martinez and OF Andy Tomberlin to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training. Declined to offer 1998 contracts to 1B Bob Hamelin and P Fernando Hernandez.
NBA: Named Bulls G Michael Jordan Player of the Week.
Knicks: Placed C Patrick Ewing (wrist) on injured list. Activated F Ronnie Grandison.
Franklin & Marshall: Announced resignation of Doug Harris, men's soccer coach. Named Chris Shinn men's soccer coach.
Frostburg: Announced soccer players Eric Fehervari, Peter Merrill, Ryan Stumptner, Steve Hemke and Kirk Gibson were named All-Allegheny Mount Collegiate Conference. Fehervari also was named to NSCAA/Umbro All-South Atlantic Team.
Lafayette: Announced resignation of Nelson Rodriguez, men's soccer coach.
San Diego State: Announced resignation of Jim Wachenheim, defensive coordinator, effective Dec. 31.
Giants: Signed TE Alfred Pupunu.
Coyotes: Placed D Sean Gagnon and LW Jim McKenzie on injured list.
Minnesota Hockey: Named Bill Robertson director of communications.
Heat (NPSL): Signed G John Kluba.
Rockers (NPSL): Signed D Fuesini Dauda and M Matt Quinn and placed Quinn on developmental list.
Pub Date: 12/23/97