Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore - Purchased the contract of C Cesar Devares from Rochester of the International League. Placed P Dave Johnson on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Chicago - Added P Chris Howard, P Greg Perschke and P Johnny Ruffin to the 40-man roster. Cleveland - Claimed P Derek Lilliquist off waivers from San Diego. Designated P Mike Walker for reassignment. Detroit - Named Rick Rizzs and Bob Rathbun radio announcers. Texas - Assigned P Wayne Rosenthal and OF Kevin Belcher outright to Oklahoma City of the American Association. Signed C Mike Berger to a minor-league contract. Toronto - Purchased the contracts of OF Robert Perez and OF Nigel Wilson from Dunedin of the Florida State League, and OF Ryan Thompson and 2B Jeff Kent from Knoxville of the Southern League. Signed 3B Gene Vaninitti to a minor-league contract. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago - Purchased the contracts of P Jeff Harsock and P Turk Wendell; IF Pedro Castellano and IF Elvin Paulino and OF Kevin Roberson from Iowa of the American Association. Assigned Steve Adkins, outright to Iowa. Released C Erik Pappas. Named Brad Mills manager and Rick Kranitz pitching coach of Iowa; Marv Foley manager and Bill Earley pitching coach of Charlotte of the Southern League; Bill Hayes manager and Lester Strode pitching coach of Winston-Salem of the Carolina League; Steve Roadcap manager and Ray Sadecki pitching coach of Peoria of the Midwest League; Greg Mahlberg manager and Stan Kyles pitching coach of Geneva of the New York-Penn League, and Phil Hannon manager, Joe Housey pitching coach, and Gil Jubski coach of Huntington of the Appalachian League. Cincinnati - Purchased the contract of OF Jacob Brumfield from Nashville of the American Association. Waived IF Luis Quinones for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Houston - Announced the retirement of P Mike Scott. Purchased the contracts of P Shane Reynolds from Jackson of the Texas League and P Richie Simon and IF Orlando Miller from Tucson of the PCL. Montreal - Purchased the contracts of P Jonathan Hurst and P Pete Young; OF Matt Stairs; and C Bob Natal from Harrisburg of the Eastern League; C Greg Colbrunn and C Tim Laker and IF Wil Cordero from Indianapolis of the American Association. Placed OF Cesar Hernandez on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Assigned P Chris Myers outright to Indianapolis of the American Association. Pittsburgh - Claimed OF Terry McDaniel off waivers from the New York Mets. San Diego - Purchased the contracts of IF Dave Staton and OF Will Taylor from Las Vegas of the PCL. Purchased the contracts of P Doug Brocail and 2B Luis Lopez from Wichita of the Texas League. Assigned P Pat Clements and P Tim Scott and OF Kevin Ward outright to Las Vegas. Placed P John Costello on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Claimed P Mike Linskey off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. San Francisco - Named Rick Miller coach of San Jose of the California League. Named Gary Robinson and Elanis Westbrooks territorial scouts. Announced the retirement of Grady Hatton, major league scout. Football NFL NFL - Fined CB Andre Waters, Philadelphia, $7,500 for his attack on WR Eric Martin, New Orleans after a game on Oct. 13. Cincinnati - Waived WR Lynn James. Signed WR Shane Garrett. Green Bay - Fired Tom Braatz, executive vice president of football operations. Indianapolis - Waived TE James Coley. Re-signed DB Cornell Holloway. Signed LB Matt Jaworski to the practice squad. Miami - Placed S Jarvis Williams on injured reserve. Re-signed S Mike Iaquaniello. San Diego - Claimed LB Randy Kirk, off waivers from Cleveland. Released TE Mark Walczak and TE Charles Arbuckle. Hockey NHL Edmonton - Recalled RW Steven Rice from Cape Breton of the AHL. Montreal - Signed F Brent Gilchrist to a 1-year contract. Quebec - Named Andre Savard assistant coach. San Jose - Assigned D Pat MacLeod to the Kansas City Blades of the IHL. Soccer MSL Cleveland - Released D Theo Kulsdom. Signed F Kai Haaskivi. Colleges Atlantic 10 Conference - Announced the addition of men's and women's swimming and diving as championship sports, effective for the 1992-93 season. Texas-Arlington - Named Steve Weller sports information director. UNLV - Named Jim Weaver athletic director.
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