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Blue Jays: Activated P Lance Painter. Outrighted P John Frascatore to Triple-A Syracuse.

Devil Rays: Placed 3B Vinny Castilla on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Recalled P Travis Phelps, P Dan Wheeler and P Ariel Prieto from Triple-A Durham. Sent P Ryan Rupe to Durham.

Padres: Placed P Brian Tollberg on 15-day DL. Called up P Wascar Serrano from Double-A Portland.

Pirates: Activated P Jason Schmidt from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Tike Redman to Triple-A Nashville.

Red Sox: Placed IF Chris Stynes on 15-day DL with bone fractures in left cheek. Recalled IF Lou Merloni from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Royals: Optioned IF Raul Ibanez to Triple-A Omaha.

Yankees: Agreed to terms with P Chad Ogea on minor-league contract. Sent 3B Andy Morales to Double-A Norwich.


Maryland Mustangs (USBL): Activated F George Evans and F George Banks. Placed C Mylo Brooks and G Frank McQueen on inactive list. Utah Starzz (WNBA): Signed coach Fred Williams to contract through 2001 season.


Connecticut: Named Tom Moore recruiting assistant and George Blaney men's assistant basketball coach.

Navy: Lt. j.g. Chad Huff, who coached offense at Division II Delta (Miss.) State, has joined football staff to assist offensive coordinator Mark Hudspeth with the fullbacks. He also will serve as offensive coordinator for junior varsity.

North Dakota State: Gene Taylor, associate athletic director at the Naval Academy, will become athletic director, effective July 1. He signed a three-year contract.

Texas: Announced junior G Maurice Evans will forgo his final year of eligibility to enter NBA draft.

UMBC: Announced signings of G Mike Snyder (Cranford, N.J.) and G Rob Gogerty (Cedar Grove) to letters of intent for men's basketball.

Washington College: Named Rob Nugent men's basketball coach.


NFL: Named Will Wilson managing director of NFL Mexico.

Eagles: Signed free-agent CB Monty Montgomery, who had been with 49ers, to two-year contract. Claimed FB Jamie Reader off waivers.

Packers: Agreed to terms with director of pro personnel Reggie McKenzie on a three-year contract through 2004.

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