Astros: Signed P Bob Scanlan, former Orioles P Brian Williams, P Jeff McCurry, C Marc Ronan, C Randy Knorr, C Pedro Lopez, IF Casey Candaele, former Orioles OF Brent Bowers, OF Alex Diaz and Ryan Thompson (Chestertown) and invited them to spring training.
Cardinals: Named Jose Oquendo bench coach. Named Brian Rupp manager of Single-A Peoria.
Diamondbacks: Signed P Stephen Randolph, IF Junior Spivey, OF Jason Conti, OF Dante Powell and OF Rob Ryan.
Mets: Signed P Jeff Tam to one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
Rangers: Named Moe Hill coach of Double-A Tulsa.
Rockies: Signed OF Edgard Clemente and OF Angel Echevarria to one-year contracts.
Maryland Baseball Limited Partnership: Named Charlie Vascellaro public relations director.
NCAA: Ruled Long Beach City College G Schea Cotton eligible to play beginning with 1999-2000 season.
Cincinnati: Named Rick Smith defensive coordinator.
Genessee Community College: Bill Van Gundy, father of Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, retired due to health reasons after 41-season career.
Marshall: Suspended F Carlton King indefinitely for violating team rules.
Montana: QB Sean Davis transferred to Southwestern Oklahoma
North Carolina: TB Ravon Anderson will transfer to another school after spring semester.
Rhode Island: Suspended women's basketball coach Linda Ziemke two games; one factor listed was that eight players have left team in past two seasons.
Dolphins: Named Paul Boudreau offensive line coach.
49ers: Signed TE Jamara Bell and WR Karl Lerum.
Packers: Named Larry Beightol offensive line coach, Steve Ortmayer special teams coach and Barry Rubin strength and conditioning coach.
Saints: Offensive line coach Dick Stanfel retired. Named Bill Meyers offensive line coach.
Canadiens: Acquired LW Sylvain Blouin on loan from AHL Fredericton.
Flames: Assigned G Andrei Trefilov to IHL Detroit.
Panthers: Assigned RW Mark Parrish to AHL New Haven.
Red Wings: Lent LW Phil Audet to AHL Adirondack.
Stars: Assigned LW Jamie Wright to IHL Michigan.
Pub Date: 1/22/99