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.
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.
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