Baltimore Orioles -- Purchased the contract of C Cesar Devares from Class AAA Rochester. Placed P Dave Johnson on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Named Bobby Miscik manager of Class A Frederick.
Chicago Cubs -- Purchased the contracts of P Jeff Harsock, P Turk Wendell, IF Pedro Castellano, IF Elvin Paulino and OF Kevin Roberson from Class AAA Iowa. Assigned P Steve Adkins outright to Iowa. Released C Erik Pappas.
Chicago White Sox -- Added P Chris Howard, P Greg Perschke and P Johnny Ruffin to the 40-man roster.
Cincinnati Reds -- Purchased the contract of OF Jacob Brumfield from Class AAA Nashville. Waived IF Luis Quinones for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
Cleveland Indians -- Claimed P Derek Lilliquist off waivers from San Diego Padres. Designated P Mike Walker for reassignment.
Houston Astros -- Announced the retirement of P Mike Scott. Purchased the contracts of P Shane Reynolds from Class AA Jackson and P Richie Simon and IF Orlando Miller from Class AAA Tucson.
Montreal Expos -- Purchased the contracts of P Jonathan Hurst, P Pete Young, OF Matt Stairs and C Bob Natal from Class AA Harrisburg, C Greg Colbrunn, C Tim Laker and IF Wil Cordero from Class AAA Indianapolis. Placed OF Cesar Hernandez on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Assigned P Chris Myers (former Orioles No. 1 draft pick) outright to Indianapolis.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Claimed OF Terry McDaniel off waivers from the New York Mets.
San Diego Padres -- Claimed P Mike Linskey off waivers from Orioles.
Texas Rangers -- Assigned P Wayne Rosenthal and OF Kevin Belcher outright to Class AAA Oklahoma City. Signed C Mike Berger to minor-league contract.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Purchased the contracts of OF Robert Perez and OF Nigel Wilson from Class A Dunedin and OF Ryan Thompson and 2B Jeff Kent from Class AA Knoxville. Signed 3B Gene Vaninitti to a minor-league contract.
UNLV -- Named Jim Weaver, associate athletic director at the University of Florida, athletic director.
NFL -- Fined Philadelphia Eagles DB Andre Waters $7,500 for his attack on New Orleans WR Eric Martin after a game on Oct. 13.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Waived WR Lynn James. Signed WR Shane Garrett.
Green Bay Packers -- Fired Tom Braatz, executive vice president of football operations.
Indianapolis Colts -- Waived TE James Coley. Re-signed DB Cornell Holloway. Signed LB Matt Jaworski to the practice squad.
Miami Dolphins -- Placed S Jarvis Williams on injured reserve. Re-signed S Mike Iaquaniello.
San Diego Chargers -- Claimed LB Randy Kirk off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Released TE Mark Walczak and TE Charles Arbuckle.
Edmonton Oilers -- Recalled RW Steven Rice from Cape Breton (AHL).
Montreal Canadiens -- Signed F Brent Gilchrist to 1-year contract.
Quebec Nordiques -- Named Andre Savard assistant coach.
San Jose Sharks -- Assigned D Pat MacLeod to Kansas City (IHL).
Cleveland Crunch -- Released D Theo Kulsdom. Signed F Kai Haaskivi.