BASEBALL American League* BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Assigned...


March 13, 1992

BASEBALL American League

* BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Assigned Mike Lehman, catcher; Mark Smith, outfielder; and Amalio Carreno, pitcher, to their minor camp in Sarasota, Fla.

* CLEVELAND INDIANS -- Agreed to terms with Alex Cole, outfielder, and Jack Armstrong pitcher, on two-year contracts.

National League

* HOUSTON ASTROS -- Announced that Chuck Pool, assistant director of public relations, has resigned effective March 13 to become director of media relations for the Florida Marlins. Named Tyler Barnes assistant director of public relations.

* NEW YORK METS -- Agreed to terms with John Franco, pitcher, on a two-year contract.

* SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Signed Andy Benes, pitcher, to a one-year contract.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

* CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -- Placed Craig Ehlo, guard-forward, and Winston Bennett, forward, on the injured list. Signed Mike Sanders, forward, to a 10-day contract.

* PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -- Placed Jeff Ruland, center, on the injured list. Activated Brian Oliver, guard, from the injured list.

United States Basketball League

* NEW HAVEN SKYHAWKS -- Named Joseph Andronaco marketing director.

FOOTBALL National Football League

* NFL -- Named Thomas E. Spock chief financial officer for the World League of American Football.

* NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- Named Ann Parry executive director of marketing.

* TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -- Signed Bruce Reimers, offensive lineman; Milton Mack and Joe King, defensive backs; and Mark Duckens, defensive lineman.

World League of American Football

* BIRMINGHAM FIRE -- Announced that R.C. Mullin, tackle, has left camp.

* LONDON MONARCHS -- Released Greg Cox and Antonio Gibson, safeties; Todd Wllis, quarterback; Eddie Godfrey, cornerback; David Harbour, tight end; Scott Hough, tackle; Tony Lomack, wide receiver; and Virgil Robertson, linebacker.

* MONTREAL MACHINE -- Released Johnny Carter, nose guard; Octavius Gould, running back; Dan Grayson, linebacker; Tyrone Jones, safety; Frnak Miotke, wide receiver; and Broderick Sargent, fullback.

* NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY KNIGHTS -- Released Zeno Alexander and Pepper Jenkins, linebackers; Eddie Brown, Reggie Moore and Joey Smith, wide receivers; John Evans, quarterback; Jeff Hammerschmidt and Charlie Oliver, safeties; and Karl Miller, running back.

* OHIO GLORY -- Released Zack Dumas, safety; Frank Griffin, tight end; Larry Kinnebrew and Rico Tyler, fullbacks; Robert Morris, Scott Reagan and Malcolm Showell, defensive ends; and Steve Starcevich, kicker.

* ORLANDO THUNDER -- Released Henry Brown, defensive end.

* SAN ANTONIO RIDERS -- Released Broderick Graves, running back; Jeff Grimes, tackle; George Hemingway, fullback; Kenneth Johnson, safety; and Randy Thornton, linebacker.

Arena Football League

* CLEVELAND THUNDERBOLTS -- Rehired Dave Whinham, coach. Named Mike Rossi president and Jenny Kuczek director of marketing.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

* NBA -- Fined Anthony Bowie, Orlando Magic guard, $5,000 and suspended him without pay for one game and fined Todd Lichti, Denver Nuggets guard, $2,500 for their parts in an altercation during a game on March 10.


* CARROLL -- Named Mike Petrino wide receivers coach.

* DUKE -- Announced the resignation of Debbie Leonard, women's basketball coach.

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