ASTROS: Sent IF Keith Ginter to Brewers, completing earlier trade for IF Mark Loretta.

BREWERS: Placed OF Alex Sanchez on 60-day DL with fractured left fibula.

DIAMONDBACKS: Activated P Armando Reynoso.

PHILLIES: Purchased contract of P Jose Santiago from Single-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Transferred P Robert Person from 15-day to 60-day DL.

TIGERS: Extended working agreements with Single-A West Michigan for four years and with Double-A Erie and short-season Single-A Oneonta for two years each.


BULLS: Named Mike Wilhelm assistant coach and advance scout.

HAWKS: Named Harold Ellis scout.

HEAT: Signed free-agent G Travis Best, who had been with Bulls.

MAGIC: Signed free-agent F Shawn Kemp, who had been with Trail Blazers.


MEAC: Named UMES outside hitter and setter Dari Ganoza volleyball Player of the Week.

GEORGIA STATE: Named Drew Catlett men's assistant basketball coach and Adam Burgess administrative assistant basketball coach.

KENTUCKY: Announced that F Jason Parker has transferred to South Carolina.

LOYOLA: Signed men's soccer coach Mark Mettrick and women's soccer coach Joe Mallia to contract extensions.

MIAMI (FLA.): LB Antonio Reynolds deferred enrollment to spring semester and will not play this season.

SAINT MARY'S (CALIF.): Signed football coach Tim Landis to extension through 2005 season.

TEMPLE: Named William A. Ellerbee men's assistant basketball coach.

TENNESSEE: Announced that junior sprinter Justin Gatlin, who won six NCAA titles as freshman and sophomore, will forgo his two remaining years of eligibility to turn professional.

WASHINGTON & LEE: Named Bryan Snyder women's interim basketball coach.


PANTHERS: Signed CB Terry Fair. Waived CB Rodney Heath.

RAVENS: Signed DT Nate Bolling to practice squad.

PATRIOTS: Signed CB Terrell Buckley, who was cut Sunday by Buccaneers.


AVALANCHE: Signed D Martin Skoula to three-year contract.

CANADIENS: Signed G Jose Theodore to three-year contract.

CAPITALS: Announced that all preseason games will be broadcast online at

PREDATORS: Signed restricted free-agent G Jan Lasak. Re-signed D Peter Smrek.

SHARKS: Signed D John Jakopin, RW Tavis Hansen, C Jeff Nelson and RW Scott Thomas.

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