Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Traded IF Rene Gonzales...

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January 16, 1991

Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Traded IF Rene Gonzales (.214, 1 HR, 12 RBI 48 games) to Toronto Blue Jays for P Rob Blumberg (13-4, 2.16 ERA with Class A Myrtle Beach) and assigned him to Class AA Hagerstown.

Cleveland Indians -- Signed C Joel Skinner (.252, 2 HRs, 16 RBI) to three-year contract ($550,000 this year, $700,000 in 1992 and $750,000 in 1993). He made $280,000 last season.

Detroit Tigers -- Signed free-agent P John Cerutti (9-9, 4.76 ERA with Toronto) to one-year contract for $800,000.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Acquired P David Veres (11-8, 4.69 ERA for Class AAA Tacoma) from Oakland Athletics for P Kevin Campbell (2-6, 2.33 ERA for Class AA San Antonio).

Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to one-year contract with P Bill Wegman ($440,000, raise of $150,000).

New York Mets -- Agreed to terms with IF Gregg Jefferies (.283, 15 HRs, 68 RBI) on one-year contract ($425,000, a raise of $225,000) and OF Keith Miller (.258, 1 HR, 12 RBI) on one-deal deal ($260,000, a raise of $137,500).

New York Yankees -- Agreed to terms with 3B Mike Blowers (.188, 5 HRs, 21 RBI in 48 games) on one-year contract ($130,000, a raise of $30,000).

Philadelphia Phillies -- Agreed to terms with P Steve Ontiveros (0-0, 2.70 ERA in 5 games) on one-year contract worth $180,000.

San Diego Padres -- Signed C Dann Bilardello (.054 at Pittsburgh) and C Brian Dorsett to minor-league contracts.

Seattle Mariners -- Agreed to one-year contract with P Scott Bankhead (0-2, 11.08 ERA) for $755,000.

Colleges

National Association of Collegiate Directors Of Athletics -- Named John Swofford, North Carolina AD, third vice president.

Clemson -- Announced that PK Chris Gardocki and CB Dexter Davis will give up final year of eligibility to enter NFL draft.

Long Beach State -- Named Willie Brown head football coach.

South Carolina -- Fired Rick Whitt, defensive coordinator.

William & Mary -- Signed basketball coach Chuck Swenson (29-69 in 3 1/2 seasons) to three-year contract extension.

Football

Los Angeles Rams -- Hired two assistants from the Philadelphia Eagles -- Jeff Fisher, 32, to be defensive coordinator, and Tom Bettis, 57, to be secondary coach.

Sacramento Surge (WLAF) -- Named Jim Haslett defensive assistant coach.

Hockey

NHL -- Announced that Quebec Nordiques RW Guy Lafleur and Minnesota North Stars C Bobby Smith have been added to all-star roster in newly created senior category. Lafleur (17th season) joins Wales Conference squad, Smith (13th season) will play for Campbell Conference. The game will be played Saturday in Chicago.

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