BaseballAthletics: Re-signed P Billy Taylor.Blue Jays: Signed...



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.

Horse racing

National Thoroughbred Racing Association: tion: Tom Merritt resigned as executive director of communications.

Pub Date: 1/07/99

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