Angels: Traded C Matt Garrick to Cardinals to complete deal for P Mark Petkovsek. Will not tender contracts to IF Norberto Martin and P Allen Watson.
Astros: Declined to offer contract to P Ramon Garcia.
Braves: Agreed to $470,000, one-year contract with OF Danny Bautista.
Brewers: Released OF Marc Newfield. Claimed IF Lou Collier off waivers from Pirates.
Cardinals: Named Tommy Shields, who managed last season at Single-A Frederick, area scout.
Devil Rays: Agreed to $425,000, one-year contract with P Scott Aldred, avoiding arbitration. Signed SS Aaron Holbert, P Mark Hutton, C Jesse Levis, IF Chris Martin, P Roger Bailey, P John LeRoy and P Tim Davis to minor-league contracts.
Expos: Declined to offer contracts to OF F. P. Santangelo, P Marc Valdes and P Tim Young.
Giants: Declined to offer contracts to P Osvaldo Fernandez, P Alvin Morman, C Brian Johnson and IF Jeff Ball.
Mets: Re-signed P Josias Manzanillo and IF Craig Paquette; invited both to major-league camp.
Padres: Agreed to minor-league contract with OF Shane Mack that will pay him $500,000 if he makes major-league team.
Rangers: Agreed to one-year contract with P Eric Gunderson. tTC Outrighted IF Scott Sheldon to Triple-A Oklahoma City. P Roger Pavlik rejected salary arbitration.
Reds: Claimed OF Roderick Myers off waivers from Royals. Signed P John Riedling to minor-league contract. Declined to offer contract to P Keith Glauber.
Red Sox: Agreed to minor-league contract with 1B-OF Brian Daubach; assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Rockies: Purchased contract of 2B Brian Duva from Independent Winnipeg. Agreed to terms with following minor-league free agents: C Henry Blanco, IF Chris Peterson, IF Chris Hajek, IF J. R. Phillips, IF Terry Shumpert, IF Jim Tatum, OF Jeff Barry, OF Miguel Correa, OF Dwight Maness, OF Chris Hatcher, P Ryan Jacobs and P Mike Rossiter.
Tigers: Signed former Orioles OF Luis Polonia, IF David McCarty, IF Alejandro Freire and P Beiker Graterol to minor-league contracts; invited them to major-league camp.
Twins: Agreed to $455,000, one-year contract with P Frank Rodriguez. Claimed P Jose Espinal off waivers from Cubs. Agreed to minor-league contracts with C George Williams and P Gary Rath with invitations to major-league camp.
Patriot League: Gave Navy soccer player Nicole Aunapu Fall Scholar-Athlete award. Named Bucknell senior OL Jason Wancowicz (Perry Hall) all-league for second straight year.
Missouri: Signed football coach Larry Smith (25-31-1 in five seasons; 7-4 this season) to five-year contract.
New Mexico State: Sophomore men's basketball G Zachary Norvell became eligible.
Southwest Missouri State: Named Randy Ball coach; he had been nation's winningest Division I-AA coach during past three seasons at Western Illinois.
Bengals: Signed OL Cory Withrow to practice squad.
Chiefs: Placed TE Ted Popson (mild head trauma) on IR. Activated G Brad Kubik from practice squad. Signed DE Duane Ashman to practice squad.
Patriots: Placed WR Terry Glenn (broken ankle) on IR. Signed LB Dana Cottrell from practice squad.
Pub Date: 12/19/98