BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Announced that P Mike Bielecki...


October 13, 1994


Atlanta Braves -- Announced that P Mike Bielecki (Dundalk) and IF Bill Pecota refused outright assignments and chose free agency.

Orioles -- Announced that 3B Chris Sabo refused outright assignment and chose free agency.

Minnesota Twins -- Announced that P Carl Willis refused outright assignment and chose free agency.

New York Mets -- Purchased the contract of C Alberto Castillo from Double-A Binghamton and added him to the 40-man roster.

Oakland Athletics -- Named Grady Fuson director of scouting. Promoted former director of scouting Dick Bogard to special assistant. Promoted scouting operations and former East Coast

supervisor J. P. Ricciardi to national cross checker and special assignments scout.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Announced a one-year extension to their current three-year player development contract with Double-A Reading.

Texas Rangers -- Fired manager Kevin Kennedy and director of player development Marty Scott.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Placed P Dave Righetti (0-1, 6.75 ERA in 13 games) on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. He has 252 career saves.

Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (Japanese Pacific League) -- Named Japanese all-time home run leader Sadaharu Oh manager.


Chicago Bulls -- Signed F Dickey Simpkins to a multi-year contract. Waived C Walter Palmer.

Milwaukee Bucks -- Signed C Eric Mobley to a four-year contract.

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Waived F Randy Carter and F Brian Davis.


Maryland -- Named John Smith, a graduate of Frederick High and Maryland, diving coach.


Cincinnati Bengals -- Waived RB Terry Richardson and DT Mike Frier. Claimed S Bracey Walker off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Green Bay Packers -- Announced that they will not renew their lease on Milwaukee County Stadium, which expires at the end of the 1994-95 season.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed TE Jimmie Johnson to a two-year contract. Released FS Bracey Walker.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed DT Mark Caesar from the practice squad. Signed P Scott Tyner to the practice squad.

New Orleans Saints -- Claimed CB Selwyn Jones off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.


San Jose Sharks -- Assigned C Jeff Friesen to WHL Regina and D Valstimil Kroupa to IHL Kansas City.


Cleveland Crunch (NPSL) -- Signed D Tim Tyma.

Harrisburg Heat (NPSL) -- Agreed to terms with M-F David Bascome and F Tom Bialek.

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