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

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March 31, 1992

BASEBALL American League

* BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Optioned Dennis Rasmussen and Anthony Telford, pitchers; and Mark Parent, catcher; to Rochester of the International League.

* CHICAGO WHITE SOX -- Traded Sammy Sosa, ouitfielder, and Ken Patterson, pitcher, to the Chicago Cubs for George Bell, outfielder, and cash. Announced Wayne Edwards, pitcher, refused an outright assignment to Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League to become a free agent.

* OAKLAND ATHLETICS -- Optioned Steve Chitren and Kevin Campbell, pitchers; Dann Howitt, outfielder-first baseman; and Mike Kingery and Eric Fox, outfielders; to their minor league camp for reassignment.

* TEXAS RANGERS -- Optioned Lance McCullers, pitcher, to Oklahoma City of the American Association. Announced that Don Carman, pitcher, was assigned to extended spring training.

National League

* HOUSTON ASTROS -- Optioned Willie Blair and Bob Mallicoat, pitchers; Eddie Tucker, catcher; and Eric Yelding, infielder; to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.

* NEW YORK METS -- Traded Terry Bross, pitcher, to the San Diego Padres for Craig Bullock, third baseman. Optioned Julio Valera, pitcher, to Tidewater of the International League. Sent Chris Donnels, infielder, and Orlando Mercado, catcher, to their minor league camp for reassignment.

* SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -- Optioned Francisco Oliveras, pitcher; Steve Decker, catcher; and Greg Litton and John Patterson, infielders; to Phoenix of the Pacific Coast League. Sent Craig McMurtry, pitcher, and Steve Lake, catcher, to their

minor league camp for reassignment.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

* CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -- Signed Bobby Phills, forward, to a contract through the end of the season.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

* DETROIT LIONS -- Signed Harry Colon, safety.

* NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -- Announced they have matched the Detroit Lions' offer for Pat Swilling, linebacker.

Canadian Football League

* OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS -- Signed Michael Douchette, defensive back; Ron Meadows, wide receiver; and Virgil Robertson, linebacker.

* TORONTO ARGONAUTS -- Signed Bobby Futrell, defensive back.

COLLEGE

* CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE -- Named Bob Sundvold men's basketball coach.

* GEORGIA SOUTHERN -- Named Peter Thurmond quarterback and fullback coach. Reassigned David Saunders, defensive line coach, to slotbacks coach and Cliff Lewis, slotbacks coach, to defensive line coach.

* MARSHALL -- Announced the resignation of Judy Southard, women's basketball coach.

* MISSISSIPPI -- Named Rob Evans men's basketball coach.

* NIAGARA -- Named Bill Agronin women's basketball coach.

* ROBERT MORRIS -- Named Tom Fleming men's and women's tennis coach.

* SOUTHERN UTAH -- Named Bill Evans men's basketball coach.

* TENNESSEE -- Named Malcolm McInnis associate athletic director for compliance.

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