Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Named Bruce Benedict manager of...

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November 20, 1992

Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Named Bruce Benedict manager of Rookie League Danville.

Cincinnati Reds -- Purchased the contracts of P Mike Ferry, P Larry Luebbers, P Scott Robinson, P Jerry Spradlin, C Darron Cox and OF Keith Gordon.

Houston Astros -- Purchased the contracts of P Bobby Hurta, OF Willie Ansley, OF Chris Hatcher, OF Brian Hunter, OF Gary Mota. Sent P Chris Gardner outright to Triple-A Tucson.

New York Mets -- Purchased the contracts of 3B Butch Huskey, OF Jeromy Burnitz, P Dave Telgheder, P Juan Castillo, IF Tim Bogar and IF Aaron Ledesma.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Traded 2B Jose Lind to the Kansas City Royals for P Dennis Moeller and P Joel Johnston. Waived P

Roger Mason and OF Cecil Espy.

San Francisco Giants -- Purchased the contracts of P Kevin McGehee, P Rick Huisman, P Dan Carlson and C Eric Christopherson.

Texas Rangers -- Purchased the contract of IF Jon Shave from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Signed C John Russell to a minor-league contract.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Named Richie Hebner minor-league hitting instructor and Geoffrey Horne strength and conditioning coordinator. Assigned P Ken Dayley outright to Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased the contracts of P Aaron Small, P Huck Flener, P Paul Menhart, P Ricky Steed, P Scott Brow, C Greg O'Halloran and OF Brent Bowers.

Basketball

Boston Celtics -- Waived F-C Joe Wolf. Activated F Kenny Battle from the injured list.

Denver Nuggets -- Activated F Gary Plummer from the injured list. Placed C Robert Werdann on the injured list.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Placed F-C Charles Shackleford (sprained left knee) on the injured list. Activated C Manute Bol.

San Antonio Spurs -- Signed G Avery Johnson. Released rookie G Matt Othick.

=1 Seattle SuperSonics -- Waived G Corey Gaines.

Colleges

Louisiana State -- Announced suspension of following four football players for the final home game, against Tulane, for an unspecified violation of team rules and use of poor judgment: QB Jamie Howard, NG Jason Smothers, FB Byron Allen and WR Wylin Williams.

Football

Cleveland Browns -- Signed DB Alan Haller off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

New Orleans Saints -- Placed S Brent Maxie on IR. Signed S Antonio Gibson.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed WR Darrick Owens to their practice squad.

Cincinnati Rockers (AFL) -- Fired coach Fran Curci. Named Joe Haering coach.

General

National Federation of State High School Associations -- Named Robert F. Kanaby executive director.

Victor Cullen Academy -- Sabillasville facility named Frank J. Klein III, a Western Maryland graduate, athletic director.

Hockey

Edmonton Oilers -- Returned C Tyler Wright to WHL Swift Current.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Recalled C Jock Callander and D Shawn Chambers from IHL Atlanta.

Soccer

Detroit Rockers (NPSL) -- Signed F Ken McDonald, M Scott Geraghty and former Blast M Billy Ronson. Suspended D Ian

Fairbrother.

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