Angels: Designated C Ben Molina for assignment.
Athletics: Placed IF Rafael Bournigal on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
Blue Jays: Acquired P Eric Ludwick from Tigers for P Bieker Graterol.
Brewers: Placed P Frankie Rodriguez on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
Cardinals: Traded P Mark Petkovsek to Angels for player to be named or cash.
Cubs: Traded OF Brant Brown to Pirates for P Jon Lieber.
Diamondbacks: Acquired P Bart Miadich from Red Sox to complete earlier trade involving P Bob Wolcott. Acquired contract of 1B Erubiel Durazo on assignment from Monterey Sultanes of Mexican League. Announced Miadich and Durazo will be assigned to Double-A El Paso.
Mets: Traded OF Butch Huskey to Mariners for P Lesli Brea. Agreed to terms with IF Todd Haney on minor-league contract.
Padres: Named former Orioles scouting director Gary Nickels international scouting supervisor.
Pirates: Released OF Manny Martinez.
Red Sox: Released P Carlos Reyes. Signed following free agents to minor-league contracts: P Brad Clontz, P Tim Harikkala, P Kirk Bullinger, P Ryan Karp, P Greg Mix, C Creighton Gubanich, OF Garey Ingram, OF Victor Gonzalez and IF Israel Alcantara.
Royals: Agreed to terms with C Chad Kreuter on one-year contract. Placed OF Roderick Myers on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
Tigers: Agreed to terms with C Bill Haselman on two-year contract. Designated P Roberto Duran for assignment. Waived OF Trey Beamon.
Twins: Traded former Orioles minor-league OF Alex Ochoa to Brewers for player to be named.
Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA): Signed C Benoit Benjamin.
Atlantic Coast Conference: Maryland freshman forward Deedee Warley (Fort Washington) was named women's basketball Rookie of the Week.
Centennial Conference: Johns Hopkins junior forward Joel Wertman was named men's basketball Player of the Week for second time this season.
National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Named Essex CC's Giuliano Celenza to junior college All-America men's first team and Anne Arundel CC's Lorie Zamarripa (South River) to women's second team.
Ohio State: Named Jackie Barto women's hockey coach.
Predators: Reassigned G Chris Mason and LW Doug Friedman to IHL Milwaukee.
Attack (NPSL): Signed M Dave Reichart and M Constantine Stanici to 15-day contracts.
Heat (NPSL): Signed D Wendell Regis to 15-day contract.
Kixx (NPSL): Signed D Rob Johnson.
Pub Date: 12/15/98