BaseballAL -- Added Terry Craft and Chuck Meriwether to...


January 15, 1993


AL -- Added Terry Craft and Chuck Meriwether to their roster of umpires.

Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with OF Ron Gant on a $3.7 million, one-year contract.

Orioles -- Acquired OF Harold Baines from the Oakland Athletics for P Bobby Chouinard and P Allen Plaster and agreed to terms with Baines on a one-year contract.

Boston Red Sox -- Announced that Jim Pankovits will return as manager of Double-A New Britain.

California Angels -- Named Billy Sample No. 2 radio announcer.

Chicago Cubs -- Invited former Orioles P Jose Bautista, P Bill Brennan, P Blaise Ilsley, P Dave Smith, P Mike York, C Orlando Mercado, IF Kent Anderson, OF Scott Wade and OF Eduardo Zambrano to spring training as non-roster players.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to terms with IF Billy Spiers, P Marshall Boze and P Rafael Novoa on one-year contracts. Invited C Bobby Hughes, C Mike Matheny, former Orioles OF Larry Sheets, IF William Suero and P Matt Maysey to spring training as non-roster players. Announced former Orioles Mike Epstein as manager, Mike Caldwell as pitching coach and Jon Pont as hitting coach at Rookie League Helena. Named Johnny Logan, Jeff Brookens, Dick Fanning and Lynn Squires scouts.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed OF Glenn Wilson, who didn't play last season, to a minor-league contract.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed former New York Mets C Barry Lyons to a minor-league contract.

San Francisco Giants -- Agreed to terms with IF Dave Anderson on a one-year contract.

Texas Rangers -- Named Toby Harrah roving batting instructor for Triple-A Oklahoma City and Double-A Tulsa and Tom House special assistant to the GM.


Minnesota Timberwolves -- Activated G Gundars Vetra from the injured list. Placed G Lance Blanks on the injured list.

New Jersey Nets -- Promoted Willis Reed, senior VP in charge of bTC basketball and GM, to executive VP in charge of basketball and GM and extended his contract for three years, through the 1997 season.


Lone Star Conference -- Readmitted West Texas State, effective Sept. 1.

Hofstra -- Suspended Demetrius Dudley and Joe LoRusso, men's basketball players, from Thursday night's game against Army for team rules violations.

Navy -- Named Yanusz Smolenski men's and women's fencing coach and Leith Askins assistant women's fencing coach.

Rhode Island -- Named Floyd Keith head football coach.


Senior Skins Game -- Announced that Chi Chi Rodriguez will replace the injured Lee Trevino at the Jan. 30-31 event.


Pittsburgh Penguins -- Recalled G Bruce Racine from IHL Cleveland.

Hampton Roads Admirals (ECHL) -- Traded F Steve Mirabile to Richmond for F Kevin Malgunas.

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