MAJOR LEAGUE Arizona - Signed RHP John Patterson. Named Dwayne Murphy batting coach and Chuck Kniffin pitching coach for High Desert of the California League. AMERICAN LEAGUE Kansas City - Named U.L. Washington hitting coach of Omaha of the American Association, Bob Herold manager of Lansing of the Midwest League and Jeff Garber manager of Spokane of the Northwest League. NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta - Named Deric Ladnier director of minor league operations, Jose Martinez special assistant to the general manager for player development, Dayton Moore assistant director of scouting and Tyrone Brooks baseball operations assistant. Assigned Rod Gilbreath to the scouting department. New York - Signed OF Lance Johnson to a two-year contract extension through 1999. Named Jeff Pentland coordinator of minor league hitting.
PBA - Elected Johnny Petraglia president for a two-year term, effective Jan. 1, 1997.
NFL League - Fined Atlanta Falcons DE Chuck Smith $25,000 for his third-quarter hit on Carolina Panthers QB Kerry Collins last Sunday. Washington - Signed CB Tomur Barnes. Released DT Ryan Kuehl.
NHL N.Y. Rangers - Assigned D Scott Malone to Orlando of the IHL from Binghamton of the AHL. Toronto - Loaned LW Scott Pearson to St. John's of the AHL. Washington - Recalled F Anson Carter and D Eric Charron from Portland of the AHL.
MLS Colorado - Waived D Ian Butterworth, D Troy Edwards, M Scott Cannon and M Josh McKay. Traded M Felipe Rodriguez to the Los Angeles Galaxy for future considerations. Columbus - Waived M Shane Battelle, M Ricci Greenwood, G Pat Harrington and G Bo Oshonyi. Traded F Mac Cozier to San Jose for M Altimont Butler. Dallas - Waived M Chad Ashton, F Jimmy Glenn and D Ed Puskarich. D.C.- Waived M Mike Huwiler. Kansas City - Waived M Billy Baumhoff, F Eric Eichmann, M Kevin Koerters, G Garth Lagerwey, F Nyanforh Peters and D Tommy Reasoner. Los Angeles - Waived D Manny Motajo and M Curt Onalfo. New England - Waived D Tom Lips, M Paulo dos Santos, G Jim St. Andre, and F Patrick Tardieu. NY-NJ - Waived M Ian Hennessey and M Chris Unger. San Jose - Waived D Derek Brownell. Tampa Bay - Waived M Goran Junjak and D Greg Lalas.
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