Astros: Purchased the contracts of P Jason Green, P Eric Ireland, P Wayne Franklin and P Jerome Robertson from Double-A Jackson, P Wilfredo Rodriguez from Single-A Kissimmee and IF Aaron McNeal from Single-A Michigan.
Athletics: Signed P Gil Heredia to one-year contract. Signed P Frank Lankford, P Jon Ratliff, P Jeff Tam, P Will Brunson, former Orioles minor-league P Terry Burrows, P Rich Sauveur, C Chris Norton, OF Greg Martinez and OF David McCarty to minor-league contracts. Gave non-roster camp invitations to P Mark Mulder, P Barry Zito and P Denny Wagner.
Diamondbacks: Agreed to $4 million two-year contract with P Russ Springer (2-1, 3.42 ERA with Braves).
Cubs: Named Rene Lachemann bench coach.
Indians: Claimed P Justin Speier off waivers from Braves.
Mariners: Named former Orioles C Mark Parent manager at Single-A Lancaster.
Mets: Named former Orioles coach John Stearns catching coach. Named Tom Robson hitting coach. Reassigned bench coach Bruce Benedict to advance scout and hitting coach Mickey Brantley to minor-league hitting instructor.
Padres: Named former Orioles OF Gary Roenicke, Rich Hacker, Van Smith, Ben McLure and Charles Bolton to pro scouting staff.
Tigers: Signed P Chad Ogea (6-12, 5.63 ERA with Phillies) to minor-league contract.
Hornets: Activated G Ricky Davis from injured list. Waived F Derek Hood.
Black Hills (IBA): Released G Terrell Stokes (Maryland).
ACC: Gave Virginia football C John St. Clair Jacobs Blocking Trophy.
Capital Athletic Conference: Named Goucher's Bryan Fredericks Swimmer of the Week. Named Salisbury State's Elisabeth Barfuss Player of the Week for women's basketball.
Football News: Named Maryland RB LaMont Jordan second-team All-American.
Delaware State: Fired football coach John McKenzie (4-7 last season, 7-26 in three seasons).
Loyola College: Signed Mercy's Kristi Korrow (first-team All-Baltimore City/County) and Tara Singleton to play women's lacrosse.
Oregon State: Gave football coach Dennis Erickson $180,000-a-year raise as part of contract extension after he led Beavers to first winning season since 1970.
Princeton: Football coach Steven Tosches (3-7 in 1999; 78-50-2 overall) resigned after school's first last-place Ivy League finish in 23 years.
Wayne State: Fired football coach Barry Fagan (0-11 this season, 5-28 overall).
NFL: Suspended Lions S Mark Carrier one game and fined him $50,000 as repeat offender for helmet-to-helmet hit against Packers WR Antonio Freeman (Poly) in Sunday's game.
Bengals: Waived P Will Brice. Signed P Brad Costello.
Browns: Released RB George Jones. Placed DT John Jurkovic and DT Marcus Spriggs on IR. Signed RB Madre Hill and DL Tyrone Rogers from practice squad. Signed TE James Dearth.
Chargers: Signed LB John Reeves from practice squad.
Jets: Released LB Olrick Johnson. Signed T Siupeli Malamala.
Packers: Placed G Joe Andruzzi on IR. Signed C-G Craig Heimburger from practice squad.
Saints: Released T Steve Scifres. Signed QB Jake Delhomme.
Maryland State Golf Association: Elected following officers to women's division: Jane Mason of Fruitland, president; Joan Winchester, Baltimore, vice president; Peggy Miller, Baltimore, recording secretary; Jean Opeka, Mitchellville, corresponding secretary; Rosemarie Vargo, Rockville, treasurer.