Brewers: Agreed to $1,495,000, one-year contract with 2B Mark Loretta.
Expos: Agreed to minor-league contract with OF Orlando Merced.
Rangers: Agreed to $1,695,000, two-year contract with P Tim Crabtree.
Tigers: Claimed P Mike Grzanich off waivers from Astros.
Bucks: Agreed to contract with G Vinny Del Negro.
SuperSonics: Waived F Will Brantley, F Phil Cartwright and C Chris Welp.
76ers: Waived F Stacey King.
Patriot League: Named Todd Newcomb interim executive director.
Georgia Southern: F Cedric McGinnis left basketball team.
Idaho State: F Brandon Anderson is academically ineligible for rest of season.
Lincoln: Reinstated football program, which was discontinued in 1989.
Nevada-Las Vegas: Fired Lisa Rathbun as assistant women's basketball coach after a player claimed she attacked her in practice; Rathbun was retained in undisclosed capacity in athletic department.
Bears: Named Greg Blache defensive coordinator, Rex Norris defensive line coach and Gary Crowton offensive coordinator.
Chargers: Named James Collins trainer.
Seahawks: Fired trainer Jim Whitesel. Named Paul Federici trainer.
NHLPA: Named former Capitals RW Mike Gartner director of business relations.
Blackhawks: Acquired C Josef Marha from Mighty Ducks for future considerations. Recalled C Todd White from IHL Chicago.
D.C.: Lent M John Harkes to Nottingham Forest of England's Premier League.
New York/New Jersey (MLS): Traded G Tony Meola and D Alexi Lalas to Kansas City for M Mark Chung and G Mike Ammann. Acquired D.C.'s second-round and third-round selections in 2000 college draft and San Jose's third-round selection in 2000 college draft.
San Jose: Traded M Diego Sonora to D.C. for first-round pick in 1999 supplemental draft and second-round pick in 1999 college draft.
Pub Date: 1/29/99