Athletics: Re-signed P Billy Taylor.
Blue Jays: Signed OF Wayne Kirby and OF Jimmy Hurst to minor-league contracts.
Devil Rays: Named Charlie Montoyo manager, Milt Hill pitching coach and Brad Rippelmeyer hitting/first base coach for Single-A Charleston, S.C.
Reds: Traded OF Pat Watkins to Marlins for P Pedro Minaya.
White Sox: Invited following players to spring training: P Luis Andujar, P Josh Fogg, P Mike Heathcott, P Kyle Kane, P Aaron Myette, P Tanyon Sturtze, P Curtis Whitney, C Eric Christopherson, C David Tom, IF Tilson Brito, IF Joe Crede, IF Jason Dellaero, IF Ricky Magdaleno, IF Gabby Martinez, OF Dwayne Hosey and OF Aaron Rowland.
Tigers: Invited IF Jason Bates and P Brandon Reed to training camp.
Yankees: Named Stan Hough manager of Single-A Greensboro.
Baylor: Named Mickey Matthews defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. Junior G Tevis Stukes left men's basketball team.
Georgia Tech: Named David Sollazzo defensive line coach.
Holy Cross: Signed football coach Dan Allen to two-year contract extension.
UCLA: Named Mike Linn strength and conditioning coach for all varsity sports.
Giants: Fired offensive line coach John Matsko.
Jaguars: Fined RB Tavian Banks and CB Cordell Taylor $500 each for being 30 minutes late to team meeting Saturday night after Taylor's car was in one-car accident, flipping four times before hitting bridge guardrail.
Panthers: Retained running backs coach Chick Harris.
National Minor Pro Football League: Announced franchises in Louisville, Ky.; Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh; Parkersburg, W.Va.; and Huntington, W.Va.
Devils: Recalled John Madden from AHL Albany.
Flames: Signed G Fred Brathwaite to one-year contract with option for 1999-2000.
Hurricanes: Recalled LW Craig McDonald from AHL New Haven. Assigned C Greg Koehler to ECHL Florida.
Mighty Ducks: Assigned D Dan Trebil to AHL Cincinnati.
Oilers: Recalled C Jim Dowd and D Todd Reirden from AHL Hamilton.
Penguins: GM Craig Patrick added titles of president and CEO.
National Thoroughbred Racing Association: tion: Tom Merritt resigned as executive director of communications.
Pub Date: 1/07/99