BaseballBlue Jays: Named Cito Gaston batting coach,...



Blue Jays: Named Cito Gaston batting coach, Lee Elia bench coach and Bobby Knoop first basecoach for 2000 season.

Indians: Named John Mirabelli director of scouting.

Brewers: Announced C Charlie Greene and IF Eddie Zosky have refused minor-league assignments and elected to become free agents.

Rockies: Named Josh Byrnes senior director of baseball operations and assistant GM, Michael Hill director of player development and Bill Schmidt director of scouting.


Rockets: Waived G-F Stacey Augmon.


Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Named Morgan State LB Kirk Williams Rookie of the Week.

Patriot League: Named Towson RB Jason Corle Offensive Player of the Week.


Colts: Signed DB Eric Smedley. Terminated contract of LB Andre Royal for violation of unspecified team policy.

Eagles: Signed WR Alex Van Dyke to two-year contract. Waived WR Brian Finneran.

Falcons: Waived DB Ben Huff.

Packers: Waived P Chris Hanson.


Stars: Signed C Joe Nieuwendyk to three-year contract extension through 2002-03 season. Placed D Shawn Chambers and C Brian Skrudland on injured list.

Oilers: Named Kevin Prendergast VP of hockey operations.

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