EXPOS: Agreed to one-year, $4.1 million contract with P Orlando Hernandez.
MARLINS: Went to arbitration with P Mark Redman; player asked for $2.15 million and team offered $1.8 million.
METS: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Heath Bell; invited him to major-league camp.
ORIOLES: Signed free-agent P Rick Helling, who had been with Diamondbacks, to minor-league contract that would pay him $1 million if he makes Opening Day roster.
PHILLIES: Signed P Terry Adams to one-year, $2.9 million contract. Signed P Hector Mercado, P Eric Junge and OF Jorge Padilla.
SHREVEPORT (INDEPDENDENT): Named Terry Bevington manager.
HAWKS: Signed G Jermaine Jackson to 10-day contract.
RAPTORS: Signed F Maceo Baston for rest of season. Released F-C Zendon Hamilton.
ARIZONA: Named Mike Deal offensive coordinator.
CENTRAL FLORIDA: Named Joe Robinson special teams coordinator.
MARYLAND: Extended contracts of men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski and women's soccer coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski, both through 2009.
COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference named Becca Parrow (Joppatowne) Most Outstanding Swimmer for the second straight year.
ST. FRANCIS (PA.): NEC named G Darshan Luckey (Southern-Baltimore) men's basketball Rookie of the Week.
WESTERN MICHIGAN: Announced resignation of defensive coordinator Jim Knowles.
NFL: Named Texans GM Charley Casserly to competition committee.
BROWNS: Signed TE Steve Heiden to two-year contract and QB Pat Barnes and DT Adriano Belli. Agreed to terms with DE Michael Boireau. Were awarded S Jason Moore off waivers from 49ers.
EAGLES: Signed P Dirk Johnson to three-year contract.
PACKERS: Signed free-agent QB Zak Kustok. Named Joe Philbin assistant offensive line coach.
VIKINGS: Named Randy Hanson offensive quality control coach.
PGA TOUR: Apologized to Fuzzy Zoeller for erroneously disqualifying him from Champions Tour event for trying to conduct instructional tip on golf course.
MAPGA: Named Jeremy Greiner tournament director and Westley Weidenmiller tournament program administrator.
KINGS: Announced that D Chris McAlpine had successful surgery to repair hernia and is expected to be out for eight weeks.
LIGHTNING: Placed D Stan Neckar place on IR, retroactive to Feb. 4.
U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: Chief marketing officer Toby Wong resigned.
REVOLUTION (MLS): Announced retirement of M Peter Nowak, former Polish national team player.
USA SWIMMING: Named Eddie Reese men's coach and Mark Schubert women's coach for 2004 Olympic team.