Auto racingCART -- Fined IndyCar driver Michael Andretti...


June 08, 1994

Auto racing

CART -- Fined IndyCar driver Michael Andretti $1,000 because of incident with track police before Sunday's Miller Genuine Draft 200 in Milwaukee. An officer at the State Fair Park track stopped Andretti as the driver rode a scooter on a walkway where motorized vehicles aren't permitted, and witnesses said the officer threatened at one point to take Andretti into custody.


Atlanta Braves -- Signed 1B Ronald Wright, 1B Wilton Person, P Chris Gobert, P Kenneth Raines and P Brandon Hoalton. Assigned Wright and SS Glenn Williams to the Gulf Coast League; Gobert and P Damian Moss to Rookie League Danville; and Hoalton, Person and SS Ben Utting to Rookie League Idaho Falls.

Orioles -- Signed P Brandon Huntsman, P Brad Crills, OF Sean Hugo, OF Kedrick Porter, OF Rolando Avila, OF Thomas D'Aquila, 1B Noel Ramos, 1B Michael Wolff, 1B Ryan Hendricks, SS Michael Nadeau, SS Craig Daedelow and IF Chris Sauritch.

California Angels -- Recalled P Brian Anderson from medical rehabilitation assignment. Designated P John Farrell for assignment.

Cincinnati Reds -- Signed 3B Aaron Boone, P Antonio Nieto, P Eddie Priest, 1B Marlon Allen, OF Scott Savary and OF Nick Morrow and assigned them to Rookie League Billings. Signed P Damon Callahan, 1B Wayne Ennis and IF Doyle Preston and assigned them to Rookie League Princeton.

Detroit Tigers -- Optioned P Kurt Knudsen to Triple-A ToledoRecalled P Greg Gohr from Toledo. Signed P Michael Bajda, P Eric Dinyar, P Dale Dolejsi, P Dan Driskill, P Jason Jordan, P Chris Newton, P Matthew Ruess, P Trad Sobik, P Greg Whiteman, OF Jamie Borel, OF Andrew Kruger, OF Rivers Mitchell, OF Darryl Monroe, OF Tom Trammell, C Robert Balint, C Javier Cardona, 1B Sean Freeman, 2B Michael Martin and 3B Ryan Balfe.

Montreal Expos -- Signed SS Hiram Bocachica.

New York Mets -- Signed P John Kelly, P Mark Guerra, P Donald Spingola and OF Rocky Turner.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed P Matt Beech, P Jason Valley C Jim Northeimer and OF Eroll Magee and assigned them to Single-A Batavia.

Seattle Mariners -- Signed OF Mike Burrows, OF Colin Hinds, OF Kyle Towner, P Tom Szimanski, 1B Shawn Buhner, SS Justin Thomason and 3B Richard Ladjevich.

Texas Rangers -- Recalled P Terry Burrows and P Dan Smith from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned P Duff Brumley to Oklahoma City. Placed SS Manuel Lee on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 4. Signed OF Mark Little, OF Danilo Vasquez, SS Matthew Bokemeier, P Chris Gogolewski, P Scott Stewart, P Matthew Buhs and C/1B Jason Miller. Assigned Little and Bokemeier to Single-A Hudson Valley and Vasquez, Gogolewski, Stewart, Buhs and Miller to the Gulf Coast League.


Pittsburgh (CBA) -- Announced the team's nickname will be Pir- anhas.


NCAA -- Placed the Colorado College hockey team on probation for one year for recruiting violations.

Alabama -- Named Mitch Gaspard assistant baseball coach.

Duquesne -- Announced the resignation of Howie Ruppert, men's assistant basketball coach.

Houston -- Named Donna Turner assistant athletic director for sports information.

Indiana State -- Named Chris Theobald men's assistant basketball coach.

North Carolina-Wilmington -- Promoted restricted-earnings coach Jeff Maher to men's full-time assistant basketball coach.

UMBC -- Announced the resignation of Robert Burke, assistant men's basketball coach, to take a similar position at Loyola-Marymount.


Buffalo Bills -- Signed CB Brian Davis and LB Scott Stephen.

Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed LB David Braxton. Terminated the contract of LB Alex Gordon.

Houston Oilers -- Agreed to terms with WR Webster Slaughter on a three-year contract.

New England Patriots -- Signed DE Mike Jones. Waived WR Kevin Glenn.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed DL Frank Warren and OL Craig Novitsky to three-year contracts and DE Joe Johnson to a four-year contract.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Named Rob Boulware media relations coordinator. Announced the retirement of Ray Downey, public address announcer.

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