Baltimore Orioles -- Signed manager John Oates to a 2-year contract. Announced that pitching coach Al Jackson will not be retained and first-base coach Curt Motton will be offered a different position in the organization.
Boston Red Sox -- Reinstated P Danny Darwin, P Jeff Gray and P Darryl Irvine from the 15-day DL and P Mike Miller and SS Tim Naehring from the 60-day DL. Waived Miller and P Dave Owen for the purpose of an outright assignment to Class AAA Pawtucket.
Chicago White Sox -- Announced that C Don Wakamatsu and OF Rodney McCray are free agents after refusing assignment to Class AAA Vancouver.
Florida Marlins -- Named John Young scout and Dan Lunett director of minor-league administration.
Kansas City Royals -- Announced that dugout coach Bob Schaefer and batting-practice coach Tom Burgmeier have not been retained for next year. Retained third-base coach Adrian Garrett, first-base coach Lynn Jones, bullpen coach Glenn Ezell and pitching coach Guy Hansen.
Minnesota Twins -- Signed executive vice president and vice president of player personnel Andy MacPhail to a 3-year contract.
4 New York Yankees -- Fired manager Stump Merrill.
San Francisco Giants -- Waived 2B Tom Herr and OF Mike Kingery. Bought out the contract of P Don Robinson.
Atlanta Hawks -- Re-signed C Gary Leonard to a 1-year contract.
L Milwaukee Bucks -- Signed F Fred Roberts and G Bobby Phills.
Albany Patroons (CBA) -- Signed G Dennis Whitaker, G Byron Smith and G Carlos Sample.
C7 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA) -- Signed F Cameron Burns.
San Francisco 49ers -- Signed P Joe Prokop. Waived P Ralf