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November 22, 1991

Auto racing

Porsche Cars North America and the IMSA -- Announced the formation of an 8-race series for Porsche Carrera 911 sports cars.

Baseball

Atlanta Braves -- Assigned 1B Nick Esasky (sat out last season with vertigo) to Class AA Greenville and 1B Mike Bell, OF Andy Tomberlin, C Kelly Mann and C Jerry Willard to Class AAA Richmond. Waived P Randy St. Claire.

Chicago Cubs -- Named Brad Mills manager and Rick Kranitz pitching coach of Class AAA Iowa; Marv Foley manager and Bill Earley pitching coach of Class AA Charlotte; Bill Hayes manager and Lester Strode pitching coach of Class A Winston-Salem; Steve Roadcap manager and Ray Sadecki pitching coach of Class A Peoria; Greg Mahlberg manager and Stan Kyles pitching coach of Class A Geneva; and Phil Hannon manager, Joe Housey pitching coach and Gil Jubski coach of rookie league Huntington.

Cleveland Indians -- Agreed to terms with OF Mike Aldrete (.262, 1 HR, 19 RBI) on a 1-year contract worth $350,000, a raise of $150,000. Named Brian Graham manager of Class AA Canton-Akron.

Colorado Rockies -- Named Al Hargesheimer, Frank Mattox and Lance Nichols (formerly with Baltimore Orioles organization) scouting supervisors.

Detroit Tigers -- Named Rick Rizzs and Bob Rathbun radio announcers.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Purchased the contracts of P Pedro Astacio, P Pedro Martinez, P Jamie McAndrew, OF Bill Ashley, OF Raul Mondesi, C Bryan Baar, 1B Mike Piazza and 2B Eric Young and added them to their major-league roster.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Named Larry Haney, their former bullpen and pitching coach and a former Baltimore Orioles catcher, and Chuck Tanner, a former major-league manager, special assistants. Named Dee Fondy senior consultant. Named Joe Easton GM of Class A Helena Brewers.

New York Yankees -- Asked waivers on P Eric Plunk (2-5, 4.76 ERA) and C Bob Geren (.219, 2, 12) for the purpose of giving them their unconditional releases. Purchased C Brad Ausmus and P Mike Gardella from their minor-league affiliates.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Named Jimmy Stewart special assignment scout. Signed P Bob Ayrault, P Tony Borland, OF Bruce Dostal and OF Cary Williams.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Agreed to terms with C Rich Gedman (.106, 3, 8) on a 1-year contract for $150,000, with the possibility of another $200,000 in performance bonuses. Agreed to terms with P Rene Arocha (Cuban who defected to the United States on July 10) on a minor-league contract.

San Diego Padres -- Purchased the contracts of IF Dave Staton and OF Will Taylor from Class AAA Las Vegas. Purchased the contracts of P Doug Brocail and 2B Luis Lopez from Class AA Wichita. Assigned P Pat Clements, P Tim Scott and OF Kevin Ward outright to Las Vegas. Placed P John Costello on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

San Francisco Giants -- Named Rick Miller coach of Class A San Jose. Named Gary Robinson and Elanis Westbrooks territorial scouts. Announced the retirement of Grady Hatton, major-league scout.

Colleges

Atlantic 10 Conference -- Announced the addition of men's and women's swimming and diving as championship sports, effective for the 1992-93 season.

Middle Atlantic Conference -- Placed Scranton basketball coach Robert Bessoir and assistant Bob Walsh on 1 year of probation each for unsportsmanlike conduct during a Northern Division championship game against Kings, Pa., on Feb. 23.

Hampton -- Announced the resignation of football coach Fred Freeman.

Michigan State -- Fired football coach George Perles (2-8 this season; 56-44-4 overall) and gave him the option to continue as AD.

Minnesota -- Announced the resignation of football coach John Gutekunst (2-8 this season; 29-36-2 overall), effective at the end of this season.

Missouri-Rolla -- Announced the resignation of football coach Charlie Finley.

Football

Cleveland Browns -- Placed WR Danny Peebles and RB Derrick Douglas on IR. Signed TE Arthur Cox off waivers from the Miami Dolphins, and WR Lynn James off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals. Signed OG Hayward Haynes to the practice squad.

Phoenix Cardinals -- Placed LB Garth Jax on IR. Activated C Dexter Davis from the practice squad.

Hockey

New York Islanders -- Recalled LW Rich Kromm from Capital District (AHL).

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