Brewers: Reinstated P Jeff D'Amico, P Cal Eldred and former Orioles minor-league P Jose Mercedes from 60-day DL; placed them on 40-man roster. Released P Travis Smith.
Pirates: Sent P Jeff McCurry and P Sean Lawrence outright to Triple-A Nashville.
Twins: Promoted Vern Followell to coordinator of professional scouting and Deron Johnson to West Coast supervisor.
NCAA: Subcommittee on student athlete reinstatement for Division I granted fifth year of basketball eligibility to Mount St. Mary's senior F Newton Gayle, who played in first four games of 1994-95 season as sophomore at Niagara.
Boise State: Dismissed freshman RB Marty Johnson from football team for violating team rules.
Clemson: Assistant AD and football trainer Fred Hoover retired, effective at end of season; he has been trainer since 1959, working 440 straight games.
UMBC: Named Rick Griggs assistant AD for operations and facilities.
Nevada: Suspended freshman QB David Neill, freshman WR Mark Marcos and freshman WR Chris Haagenson after arrests for fraudulent use of telephone credit card.
NFL: Named following Players of the Week: AFC offensive, Bengals WR Carl Pickens; AFC defensive, Oilers S Blaine Bishop; AFC special teams, Raiders P Leo Araguz; NFC offensive, Falcons QB Chris Chandler, NFC defensive, Cardinals LB Ronald McKinnon; NFC special teams, Falcons K Morten Andersen.
Dolphins: Signed WR Todd Doxzon from practice squad. Waived CB Emmanuel McDaniel.
Jets: Signed LB Craig Powell. Waived DT Geno Bell.
Panthers: Signed T Ricky Siglar, G Anthony Redmon and CB Lenny McGill.
Saints: Claimed DE Ernest Jones off waivers from Broncos. Waived QB Jake Delhomme. Placed C Jerry Fontenot on IR.
Steelers: Signed WR David Dunn.
Flyers: Assigned LW Francis Belanger to AHL Philadelphia.
Lightning: Signed D Kjell Samuelsson.
Pub Date: 10/15/98