Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Signed IF-OF Jeff McKnight...

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February 01, 1991

Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Signed IF-OF Jeff McKnight (.200 in 75 at-bats) to one-year contract for slightly more than $100,000.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Agreed to one-year contracts with P Fernando Valenzuela (13-13 with 4.59 ERA in 204 innings) for $2,550,000, a raise of $350,000; P Tim Crews (4-5, 2.77 ERA, team-high 66 games) for $670,000, a raise of $455,000; P Jim Gott (3-5, 2.90 ERA, 3 saves in 50 appearances) for $1,725,000, a raise of $851,087; 3B Jeff Hamilton (missed all but seven games with muscle tear in shoulder) for $431,000, a cut of $34,000; and OF Stan Javier (.304, 3 HRs, 24 RBI in 104 games) for $650,000, a raise of $340,000.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to terms with OF Mike Felder (.274, 3 HRs, 27 RBI) on one-year contract for $500,000, a raise of $225,000.

Montreal Expos -- Signed IF Nikco Riesgo to one-year contract and P Bill Long (6-1, 4.37 with Chicago Cubs) to minor-league contract.

New York Mets -- Agreed to terms with C Todd Hundley (.209 in 67 at-bats) on one-year contract.

New York Yankees -- Agreed to terms with P Chuck Cary (6-12, 4.19 ERA) on one-year contract worth $570,000, a raise of $286,000.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Agreed to terms with P Joe Boever (3-6, 3.86) on one-year contract for $700,000, a raise of $400,000.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed to one-year contract with P John Smiley (9-10, 4.64 ERA) worth $1.05 million, a raise of $210,000.

Seattle Mariners -- Signed OF Tracy Jones (.260, 6, 24 for Mariners and Detroit Tigers) to one-year contract.

Texas Rangers -- Named Tom Schieffer, who led successful drive for new ballpark, president.

Basketball Charlotte Hornets -- Activated G Rex Chapman (17.3 ppg) from injured list. Did not renew contract of F Jeff Sanders (4.3 ppg in three games). Signed G Scott Haffner (3.0 ppg in four games) to second 10-day contract.

Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) -- Signed F Leo Rautins. Waived F Steve Grayer.

Madrid (Spanish basketball league) -- Signed F Howard Wright, Stanford's all-time leading scorer and formerly of Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic. Released F Shelton Jones.

College Hartford -- Announced resignation of Doug Orr, men's soccer coach.

Southeastern Louisiana -- Announced John Stephenson, baseball coach, is resigning to accept coaching job with Chicago White Sox.

Tulsa -- Suspended F Wade Jenkins and G Reggie Shields from basketball team for one game.

Washington State -- Named Ted Williams running-backs coach.

Football Chicago Bears -- Traded CB Vestee Jackson (second-round pick in 1986 with 15 career interceptions) to Miami Dolphins for LB Eric Kumerow (the 16th pick in 1988 draft).

New York Jets -- Acquired OT Ron Mattes from Seattle Seahawks for undisclosed draft choice.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Named Jim Vechiarella linebackers coach.

Washington Redskins -- Agreed to terms on three-year contract with QB Stan Humphries and four-year contract with S Alvin Walton.

Orlando Thunder (WLAF) -- Named Don Matthews coach.

Hockey Hartford Whalers -- Promoted Ken Schinkel to director of hockey operations.

St. Louis Blues -- Recalled RW Steve Tuttle from Peoria (IHL).

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