BaseballAthletics: Signed OF Marc Newfield to Triple-A...



Athletics: Signed OF Marc Newfield to Triple-A contract; invited him to major-league camp.

Devil Rays: Named Bill Russell manager of Double-A Orlando, Roy Silver manager of Single-A St. Petersburg, Charlie Montoyo manager of Single-A Charleston, Edwin Rodriguez manager of short-season Single-A Hudson Valley, Bobby Ramos manager of Rookie-level Princeton. Named George Foster hitting coach at Triple-A Durham.

Dodgers: Agreed to minor-league contracts with P Chris Haney, LHP Pedro Borbon, LHP Matt Jarvis, former Orioles minor-league LHP Gavin Osteen, P Jaime Arnold, P Matt Herges, IF Kevin Grijak, former Orioles minor-league IF Pete Rose Jr., IF Jason Thompson, former Oriole C Tim Laker and C Hector Ortiz on minor-league contracts.

Expos: Claimed P Roberto Duran off waivers from Tigers.

Pirates: Named Jeff Banister major-league field coordinator.

Rangers: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Tony Fossas.


Cornell: Athletic director Charlie Moore retired.

Middle Tennessee State: Named Kacy Rodgers defensive line coach.


NFL: Named following Players of the Week: Offensive, Jaguars RB Fred Taylor; Defensive, Cardinals CB Aeneas Williams; Special Teams, 49ers K Wade Richey.

Dolphins: Signed CB Emmanuel McDaniel from practice squad.

Titans: Fired assistant coaches Greg Brown and Rex Norris. Chose not to re-sign coach Russ Purnell.


Bruins: Recalled C Marquis Mathieu, C Andre Savage and C Eric Nickulas from AHL Providence. Returned RW Landon Wilson and RW Cameron Mann to Providence.

Canadiens: Sent G Jose Theodore and C Matt Higgins to AHL Fredericton.

Flyers: Recalled RW Mark Greig from loan to AHL Philadelphia.

Rangers: Assigned LW Esa Tikkanen to AHL Hartford.

Pub Date: 1/08/99

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