Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Signed OF Deion Sanders (.158...


January 31, 1991

Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Signed OF Deion Sanders (.158 in 133 at-bats for New York Yankees; .321 at Class AAA Columbus) to one-year deal with Class AAA Richmond for $150,000 signing bonus and $500,000 salary. Signed SS Andres Thomas to one-year contract worth $650,000. He can earn $125,000 in performance bonuses.

Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with P Jeff Montgomery (6-5, 2.39 ERA, 24 saves) for $1,085,000 and IF Bill Pecota (.242, 5 HRs, 20 RBI) for $307,500.

New York Mets -- Promoted executive vice president Frank Cashen to senior executive vice president, and senior vice president Al Harazin to executive vice president. Agreed to terms with IF Kevin Baez (.167 in 12 at-bats) on one-year contract.

Philadelphia Phillies -- P Terry Mulholland (9-10, 3.34) agreed to one-year, $475,000 contract plus $50,000 in performance bonuses. He had sought $625,000 in arbitration; the club had countered with $375,000. Signed SS Kim Batiste (28 steals for Class AA Reading) and P Tim Mauser for $100,000 each.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Agreed to terms with P David Wells (11-6, 3.14) on one-year contract.

Fort Lauderdale Yankees (Class A) -- Named Steve Frick assistant general manager and Mike Stanfield director of marketing-ticketing.

College Brooklyn -- Named Rod Schapp assistant football coach.

Potsdam State -- Named Jim Lyons men's lacrosse and soccer coach.

Football Indianapolis Colts -- Named Sylvester Croom running backs coach.

San Diego Chargers -- Fired Jack Teele, assistant to president.

Hockey Ottawa Senators -- President Jim Durrell announced he has resigned as mayor of Ottawa to work full time with club.

Quebec Nordiques -- Acquired G Jacques Cloutier (2-3, 3.57 goals-against average) from Chicago Blackhawks for F Tony McKegney (17 goals, 16 assists). Mike Bossy resigned as TV commentator.

Vancouver Canucks -- Sent F Craig Coxe (0 points in 7 games) to Milwaukee (IHL).

Soccer Tacoma Stars -- GM Michael VandenKolk resigned. Named Earl Powell GM.

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