Blue Jays: Agreed to one-year, $575,000 contract with P Bill Risley (3-4, 5.27 ERA).
Cardinals: Named Jose Oquendo manager of Single-A Peoria.
Cubs: Agreed to one-year contract with former Orioles IF Manny Alexander (.360 as pinch hitter, second best in NL).
Diamondbacks: Signed following free agents to minor-league contracts: former Orioles OF Pete Incaviglia, OF Ernie Young, IF Scott Coolbaugh, P Dan Carlson, P George Glinatsis, P Al Kermode, P Matt Ruebel, C Marcus Hanel, C Izzy Molina and 1B Desi Wilson.
Expos: Claimed OF Manny Martinez off waivers from Pirates.
Giants: Signed SS Rich Aurilia (.266, 49 RBIs) to $2 million, two-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
Mariners: Claimed OF Matt Mieske off waivers from Cubs.
Mets: Agreed to $350,000, one-year contract with C Todd Pratt.
Pirates: Agreed to $4 million, two-year contract with P Pete Schourek (7-6, 4.50 ERA with Astros; 1-3, 4.30 ERA with Red Sox).
Royals: Signed P John Cummings, P Chris George, P Erik Hanson, former Orioles P Rick Krivda, P Ricky Pickett, P Joe Roa, P Kennie Steenstra, P David Swartzbaugh, C Henry Mercedes, C xTC Tim Spehr, IF Ray Holbert, IF Scott Leius, former Orioles minor-league IF Rico Rossy, OF Steve Gibralter, OF Les Norman, OF Scott Pose and OF Joe Vitiello to minor-league contracts with invitations to major-league camp.
Tigers: Agreed to $4.7 million, three-year contract with P Brian Moehler (14-13, 3.90 ERA).
Yankees: OF Darryl Strawberry withdrew free-agent filing and will agree to minor-league contract after club fails to offer him 1999 contract by Sunday's tender deadline.
Daktronics, Inc.: Named Baltimore City CC junior RB Damian Beane (City) to Division II All-America team.
Adelphi: Suspended M Anthony Picone from lacrosse team for )) 1999 season for violations of university policy.
Fordham: Named Dave Clawson football coach.
Franklin & Marshall: Named Rahsaan Carlton men's assistant basketball coach.
Colts: Waived RB Kantroy Barber. Signed DB Billy Austin off practice squad.
Lightning: Assigned G Zac Bierk to IHL Cleveland.
Panthers: Announced working agreement with Louisville, which was granted AHL franchise for 1999-2000.
San Jose (MLS): Named Brian Quinn coach; signed him to a one-year contract.
Pub Date: 12/18/98