Diamondbacks: Acquired P Jason Hart from Independent Schaumburg.
Indians: Agreed to terms with P Dave Telgheder, P Mike Walker, former Orioles IF Jeff Manto, IF Orlando Miller and C Chris Turner on minor-league contracts.
Pirates: Agreed to terms on minor-league contract with 1B Domingo Martinez.
Reds: Signed P Giovanni Carrara, P Todd Etler, P Denny Harriger, P Marty Janzen, P Tom Kramer, P John Riedling, P Scott Ruffcorn, P Rod Steph, P Scott Williamson, P Joey Eischen, P Eddie Priest, P Kevin Tolar, IF Jeff Branson, IF Steve Eddie, IF Jerry Salzano, IF Jason Williams and OF Wonderful Monds to Triple-A contracts.
Mets: Named Buzz Capra pitching coach of Single-A St. Lucie.
Phillies: Signed P Rodney Bolton and C Andy Stewart to minor-league contracts.
Pirates: Agreed to minor-league contract with 1B Domingo Martinez on minor-league contract; invited him to major-league camp. Invited following to spring training: P Kris Benson, P Rich Sauveur, P Todd Van Poppel, OF-C Steve Bieser, 2B Warren Morris and IF Jeff Patzke.
Red Sox: Agreed to terms with P Kip Gross. Agreed to minor-league contract with P Rheal Cormier; invited him to camp.
Tigers: Named Juan Samuel first base, outfield and base-running coach. Announced that Alan Trammell will serve as hitting instructor.
Rockford (CBA): Signed F Terquin Mott (Coppin State).
NCAA: Denied WR David Saunders, West Virginia's career receptions, bid for sixth year of eligibility.
Arizona State: TB J. R. Redmond will stay in school instead of leaving a year early for NFL draft.
Georgia Tech: Named Danny Crossman assistant coach on defense.
Houston: Reassigned offensive coordinator Dan Lounsbury within program.
Indiana: DE Adewale Ogunleye, school's career leader in sacks, will stay in school instead of leaving a year early for NFL draft.
Navy: Will not renew contract of offensive coordinator Ken Niumatalolo.
Northeast Louisiana: Named former Colts WR Roger Carr offensive coordinator and Stan Humphries quarterbacks coach.
Rhode Island: Dismissed freshman F Mark Treadwell from team. Senior F David Arigbabu left men's basketball team to return home to Germany.
Towson: Named Chris Branscome director of marketing and promotion for athletics.
Broncos: Signed LB Tony Dumas.
Colts: Named Vic Fangio defensive coordinator.
Dolphins: Placed DT Tim Bowens on IR.
Steelers: Fired receivers coach David Culley.
Indoor Professional Football League: Changed name from Professional Indoor Football League and named Mike Storen commissioner.
Stars: Activated F Brent Severyn from IR; assigned him to IHL Michigan for conditioning.
NLL: Named Thunder A Matt Shearer (Loyola College) Player of the Week.
U.S. Soccer: Recalled G Tony Meola to national team from MLS New York-New Jersey.
Pub Date: 1/06/99