Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Agreed to 1-year contracts...


February 16, 1991

Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Agreed to 1-year contracts with C Chris Hoiles (.190, 1 HR, 6 RBI in 23 games), P Jose Mesa (3-2, 3.86 ERA in 7 games) and P Jose Bautista (1-0, 4.05 in 22 games).

Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with OF Gary Varsho, IF Alex Arias, and C Eric Pappas on one-year contracts.

Kansas City Royals -- Signed 3B Kevin Seitzer (.275, 6, 38, led Royals with 158 games, 622 at-bats, 91 runs and 67 walks) to a one-year, $1.625 million contract, a raise of $625,000. Also signed 3B Sean Berry, P Mel Stottlemyre Jr., P Joel Johnston, 1B Bob Hamelin, SS David Howard and OF Russ Morman to one-year contracts.

Montreal Expos -- Sent P Mario Brito to Chicago White Sox to complete an earlier trade. Agreed to terms with C Ron Hassey on a minor-league contract. Signed a two-year working agreement with Indianapolis.

New York Mets -- Signed P David Cone (14-10, 3.23 ERA, led NL with 233 strikeouts in 211.2 innings) to a one-year, $2.35 million contract, a raise of more than $1 million.

Oakland Athletics -- Signed 1B Mark McGwire (.235, 39, 108) to a one-year, $2.85 million contract, a $1.3 million raise.

San Francisco Giants -- Signed IF Greg Litton (.245, 1, 24) and P Francisco Oliveras (.176, 1, 4) to one-year contracts.

Texas Rangers -- Signed 3B Steve Buechele (.215, 7, 31 in 91 games) on a one-year, $775,000 contract, a raise of $225,000. Signed P Barry Manuel (1-5, 2.88) and IF Monty Fariss (.299, 34, in 71 games at Tulsa, and .302, 4 31, in 62 games at Oklahoma City) to one-year contracts.


Detroit Pistons -- Signed G John Long for remainder of season after 2 10-day contracts expired.

Miami Heat -- Placed G Jon Sundvold on the injured list. Activated F Terry Davis from the injured list.

Milwaukee Bucks -- Traded G Ricky Pierce (22.5 ppg) to the Seattle SuperSonics for G Dale Ellis (15.0 ppg).

San Antonio Spurs -- Signed G Clifford Lett to a 10-day contract.

San Jose Jammers (CBA) -- Traded G Richard Morton to the Albany Patroons for F Ben McDonald.

Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) -- Traded F Leonard Harris to the Albany Patroons, for a fourth-round draft selection in 1991 and a player to determined later.


Evansville -- Named Robin Cooper football coach.

Fresno State -- Named Kelly Skipper running back coach.

North Texas -- Named Steve Sloan athletic director.

UC Irvine -- Named Ed Carroll assistant athletic director for financial affairs.


Cleveland Browns -- TE Ozzie Newsome retired as player, took job as special assignment scout.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed CB Calvin Nicholson and T Chris Port to one-year contracts.

New York Jets -- Named Foge Fazio linebacker coach and Al Roberts special teams coach.

Orlando Thunder (WLAF) -- Named Fred Doremus director of administration; Ginger Lacey-Kane director of communications; Alex Narushka controller; and Patty Bender director of special events.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Named Ray Hamilton assistant defensive line coach.


Peoria Rivermen (IHL) -- Recalled G Alain Raymond from Nashville of the East Coast Hockey League.

Nashville Knights (ECHL) -- Acquired G Mike Williams fro Cincinnati for future considerations.


U.S. Olympic Committee -- Named Chuck Daly coach of the men's 1992 Olympic basketball team.


World Cup USA 1994 -- Named Thomas Kemp senior consultant.

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