BASEBALL American League* CHICAGO WHITE SOX -- Signed...

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April 03, 1992

BASEBALL American League

* CHICAGO WHITE SOX -- Signed Shawn Abner, outfielder, to a contract with Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League.

* CLEVELAND INDIANS -- Offered Mike Thomas, pitcher, back to the Montreal Expos for $25,000 as part of the Rule 5 Draft. Announced that Jeff Shaw, pitcher, has cleared waivers and accepted assignment to Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League.

* MINNESOTA TWINS -- Optioned Derek Parks, catcher, to Portland of the Pacific Coast League.

* NEW YORK YANKEES -- Signed Dion James, outfielder. Optioned Hensley Meulens, third baseman, and John Ramos, catcher, to Columbus of the International League. Assigned Allan Anderson, pitcher, to Columbus. Sent Willie Smith, pitcher, outright to Columbus.

* SEATTLE MARINERS -- Claimed Kevin Brown, pitcher, off waivers from Milwaukee. Sent Alonzo Powell, outfielder, and Dennis Powell, pitcher, outright to Calgary to the Pacific Coast League. Sent Jim Acker, pitcher, to their minor league camp for ** reassignment.

* TORONTO BLUE JAYS -- Optioned Eddie Zosky and Jeff Kent, infielders, to Syracuse of the International League.

National League

* ATLANTA BRAVES -- Optioned Pete Smith, pitcher, and Francisco Cabrera, catcher, to Richmond of the International League. Purchased the contract of Jerry Willard, catcher, from Richmond.

* CINCINNATI REDS -- Released Al Newman, infielder. Sent Jeff Stone, outfielder, and Troy Afenir, catcher, to their minor league camp for reassignment.

* HOUSTON ASTROS -- Sent Benny Distefano, infielder, to their minor league camp for reassignment. Released Ernest Riles, infielder, from his minor league contract.

* MONTREAL EXPOS -- Released Phil Bradley, outfielder, and Terry Leach, pitcher.

* NEW YORK METS -- Sent Rodney McCray, outfielder, and Jeff McKnight, infielder, to their minor league camp for reassignment. Traded Doug Simons, pitcher, to the Montreal Expos for Rob Katzaroff, outfielder, and assigned Katzaroff to Binghamton of the Eastern League.

* PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -- Assigned Pat Combs, pitcher, to Scranton-Wilkes Barre of the International League. Traded Jason Grimsley, pitcher, to the Houston Astros for Curt Schilling, pitcher.

* ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -- Optioned Brian Jordan, outfielder, and Rheal Cormier, pitcher, to Louisville of the American Association.

* SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Optioned Paul Faries, infielder, to Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League. Sent Mike York and Mark Knudson, pitchers, to the minor league camp for reassignment.

BASKETBALL

United States Basketball League

* USBL -- Announced that the Treasure Coast Stingrays will participate in the 1992 season.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

* BUFFALO BILLS -- Signed Brian Baldinger, offensive lineman.

* KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -- Signed Martin Bayless, safety; Keith )) Cash and Mike Dyal, tight ends; Tony Hargain, wide receiver; Ray Irvin and Tauhan Lewis, cornerbacks, and Bennie Thompson, safety.

* NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -- Signed Jimmy Spencer and Stan Petry, cornerbacks.

* NEW YORK GIANTS -- Signed Jeff Carlson, quarterback; Chris Calloway and Millard Hamilton, wide receivers, and Ed Reynolds, linebacker.

Canadian Football League

* OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS -- Named Neil Lumsden director of sales.

World League

* FRANKFURT GALAXY -- Activated Cedric Stallworth, cornerback.

L * LONDON MONARCHS -- Activated Rickley Williams, linebacker.

* ORLANDO THUNDER -- Released Steve Bates, defensive end.

* SACRAMENTO SURGE -- Signed Tom Rehder, tackle. Released Iaosa Taotoai, center.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

* SAN JOSE SHARKS -- Sent Pat MacLeod and David Williams, defenseman, Arturs Irbe, goaltender, Jeff Odgers, left wing, and Dale Craigwell, center, to Kansas City of the International Hockey League.

SOCCER

American Professional Soccer League

* FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS -- Re-signed Arnie Mausser, goalkeeper.

COLLEGE

* AUSTIN PEAY STATE -- Named Sam McCorkle quarterbacks and fullbacks coach.

* COLGATE -- Announced that the contract of Kathleen Connell, women's head basketball coach, will not be renewed.

* NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Announced the resignation of Nancy Krueger, women's track and cross country coach.

* SOUTHERN CAL -- Agreed to terms with George Raveling, men's basketball coach, on a multiyear contract.

* TULANE -- Signed Perry Clark, men's basketball coach, to a multiyear contract.

* WALSH -- Fired Ron Frederes, men's basketball coach.

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