Astros: Agreed to $2.15 million, one-year contract with P Jose Lima (16-8, 3.70 ERA), avoiding salary arbitration.
Giants: Signed C Scott Servais to one-year contract.
Canucks: Returned C Matt Cooke to AHL Syracuse.
D.C. (MLS): Acquired D Brian Bates from Dallas for conditional draft picks.
Pub Date: 1/18/99