Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with OF Tommy...

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March 07, 1991

Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with OF Tommy Gregg (major-league highs of 18 pinch hits and 17 pinch RBI) on 1-year contract.

Houston Astros -- Agreed to terms with SS Eric Yelding (.254 with 64 steals) on 1-year contract.

Montreal Expos -- Signed P Bob McDonald.

New York Yankees -- Renewed the contract of 3B Randy Velarde (.210, 5 HRs, 19 RBI).

Philadelphia Phillies -- Agreed to terms with OF Wes Chamberlain (.283 in 46 at-bats) and 3B Charlie Hayes (.258, 10, 57) on 1-year contracts. Renewed contracts of P Jose DeJesus (7-8, 3.74 ERA), P Darrel Akerfelds (5-2, 3.77), C Darrin Fletcher (.130 in 23 at-bats for Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers) and OF Sil Campusano (.212 in 85 at-bats).

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed P Stan Belinda (3-4, 3.55, 8 saves) to 1-year contract.

San Diego Padres -- Signed P Rafael Valdez (0-1 in 5.2 innings), P Derek Lilliquist (5-11, 5.31), P Andy Benes (10-11, 3.60), P Candy Sierra, P Greg Harris (8-8, 2.30), 1B Kevin Garner, OF Shawn Abner (.245, 1, 15), OF Oscar Azocar (.248, 5, 19 for Yankees) and OF Jim Vatcher (.260 in 73 at-bats for Phillies and Braves) to 1-year contracts.

Basketball Detroit Pistons -- Placed G Lance Blanks (1.7 ppg) on injured list. Activated F John Salley (6.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg) from injured list.

New York Knicks -- Placed Maryland alum F Jerrod Mustaf (tendinitis in left knee, 4.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg) on injured list. Activated G Greg Grant (1.9 ppg) from injured list.

CBA -- Suspended Albany coach George Karl for 1 game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a game against Pensacola on Feb. 22.

Colleges Clemson -- Named Jim Sheridan men's and women's swimming coach.

Florida -- Named Charles Strong defensive-end coach.

Northern Montana -- Named Loren Baker men's basketball coach.

Ohio State -- Announced the resignation of Bobby April, defensive-backs coach, to become special-teams coach with Atlanta Falcons of NFL.

Pittsburgh -- Named Jon Gruden wide-receiver coach and Tim Wilson strength and conditioning coach.

Pratt -- Announced resignation of Jacob Gruber, men's soccer coach. Named Rolp Hoppe interim coach.

Football Dallas Texans (Arena Football League) -- Named Drew Pearson coach.

Hockey St. Louis Blues -- Sent G Tom Draper to Peoria (IHL) and G Alain Raymond to Nashville (ECHL).

Washington Capitals -- Activated G Don Beaupre from injured list. Returned G Jim Hrivnak to Baltimore (AHL).

Capital District Islanders (AHL) -- Signed LW Derek DeCosty.

Soccer MSL -- Suspended D Mike Stankovic for 1 game and fined him $1,000 for punching Steve Kinsey of Tacoma Stars.

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