Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with first baseman Todd Benzinger (.253, 5 HR, 46 RBI), IF Billy Bates, P Keith Brown, P Rodney Imes and P Bill Risley on one-year contracts.
Minnesota Twins -- Agreed to terms with OF Shane Mack (.326 in 125 games) on a one-year contract.
Montreal Expos -- Agreed to terms with OF Dave Martinez and P Greg McCarthy on one-year contracts.
New York Yankees -- Agreed to terms with P Eric Plunk on one-year contract.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Agreed to terms with OF John Kruk and P Andy Ashby on one-year contracts. Announced a four-year player development contract with Reading of Eastern League.
San Diego Padres -- Agreed to terms with IF Bip Roberts (.309) on one-year contract.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Agreed to terms with IF Rene Gonzales, P Denis Boucher, P Mike Timlin on one-year contracts.
Philadelphia 76ers -- Placed C Dave Hoppen on injured list. Signed G Tony Harris to 10-day contract.
Hofstra -- Announced that Rob Spence, offensive coordinator, has resigned to become receivers coach at Holy Cross.
Kings Point -- Announced resignation of Dennis Barrett, football coach.
Penn State -- Announced that it will begin Big Ten competition in 18 conference sports next season, not including football or men's or women's basketball. The incorporation of Penn State's fencing and field hockey programs into Big Ten also still is under discussion.
Chicago Bears -- Quarterback Mike Tomczak says he won't be on team's 37-man protected list, leaving him free to negotiate with other teams.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Hired former Cleveland head coach Bud Carson as defensive coordinator and Zeke Bratkowski and Richard Wood as offensive assistants. Bratkowski will serve as quarterbacks coach and Wood will coach the running backs. Carson also will coach the defensive backs.
Frankfurt Galaxy (WLAF) -- Hired Jack Elway, former coach at Stanford, San Jose State and Cal State-Northridge, head coach.
New York Islanders -- Named Bill Barnes vice president of marketing and sales.
Washington Capitals -- Returned LW Steve Seftel and D Mark Ferner to Baltimore (AHL).
Dallas Sidekicks (MSL) -- Named Gordon Jago head coach and reassigned Billy Phillips, former head coach, to assistant's role.
Millrose Games -- Announced that Said Aouita, holder of five world distance records, has withdrawn from Friday's meet at Madison Square Garden because of flu. Aouita also will miss Mobil I Invitational Sunday in Fairfax, Va., and Meadowlands Invitational on Feb. 8 in East Rutherford, N.J.