Blue Jays: Agreed to one-year contract with P Vincente Palacios. Designated C Mark Dalesandro and OF Patrick Lennon for assignment.
Brewers: Named former Orioles IF Ron Jackson first base coach. Moved former Orioles C Bob Melvin to bench coach.
Dodgers: Named Steve Yeager hitting coach and Mark Brewer pitching coach at Single-A San Bernardino. Named Mitch Webster hitting coach and Max Leon pitching coach at Single-A Yakima.
Mets: Agreed to one-year contract with P Allen Watson.
Rangers: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Brandon Knight, P Corey Lee, P Mike Venafro, OF Mike Zywica and Heisman Trophy-winning OF Ricky Williams.
Twins: Agreed to one-year contract with P Bob Wells. Named Al Newman as Rookie-level Gulf Coast League manager.
Yankees: Named Gilbert Hight VP of administration.
Seibu (Japanese Pacific League): Signed P Barry Manuel, who had been with Diamondbacks, to one-year contract.
USA Baseball: Named Mark Johnson coach and Jerry Kindall, Keith Madison and Rod Soesbe assistant coaches for national team.
WNBA: Named Connie Hurlbut director of basketball operations.
Centennial Conference: Named Western Maryland senior F Kathi Snyder women's basketball Player of the Week.
Emporia State: Football coach Manny Matsakis resigned to become offensive coordinator at Wyoming.
Kentucky: Suspended C-F Jamaal Magloire indefinitely for curfew violation and technical foul.
Maryland: F Taylor Twellman was named men's soccer Freshman of the Year by Soccer America. Twellman was also named to All-Freshman team, which also includes Maryland D Dan Califf, D Nick Downing and D Beckett Hollenbach.
Pittsburgh: Dropped freshman G Fred Primus from roster after he was arrested on grand theft charges.
Texas: Suspended F Gabe Muoneke one game for unsportsmanlike behavior.
Cardinals: Re-signed FB Rod Brown, OG Antonio Fleming and WR Andy McCullough and WR Kevin Drake from practice squad. Signed LB Aaron Collins.
Eagles: Re-signed offensive line coach Juan Castillo. Named David Culley wide receivers coach.
Jaguars: Signed DT James Clyburn, WR Damon Dunn, CB Heron O'Neal and TE Mark Thomas from practice squad. Signed FB Matt Calhoun, C Dave Kempfert, PK Steve Lindsey, LB Jason Nevadomsky, TE Cam Quayle and G Steve Ingram.
Packers: Named Emmitt Thomas defensive coordinator, Johnny Holland linebackers coach, Jeff Jagodzinski tight ends coach, Joe Vitt defensive backs coach, Harry Sydney running backs coach, Ken Zampese offensive assistant/quality control, Mike Trgovac defensive line coach and Chuck Knox Jr. defensive assistant/quality control.
Panthers: Named Scott O'Brien special teams coach; he held same post with Ravens.
Seahawks: Named former Ravens assistant Mike Sheppard quarterbacks coach.
Titans: Named Jerry Gray defensive backs coach. Signed strength coach Steve Watterson to three-year extension.
Flames: Acquired RW Andrei Nazarov from Lightning for C Michael Nylander.
NLL: Named Thunder's Joe Hiltz Player of the Week.
Pub Date: 1/20/99