BaseballBlue Jays: Signed free-agent OF Ruben Amaro, who...

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January 25, 1996

Baseball

Blue Jays: Signed free-agent OF Ruben Amaro, who had been with Indians, to minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Brewers: Agreed to one-year contract with OF-1B Dave Nilsson, avoiding arbitration.

Cubs: Signed two free-agent former Orioles, 3B Leo Gomez and 2B Bret Barberie, to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training as nonroster players. Re-signed Dave Trembley to manage Single-A Daytona.

Tigers: Agreed to terms with IF-OF Alan Trammell, P Greg Keagle, P Brian Moehler and OF Micah Franklin. Designated P Ben Blomdahl for assignment.

Basketball

SuperSonics: Activated F Detlef Schrempf from injured list. Placed C Steve Scheffler (sprained right knee) on injured list.

USBA: Expansion Tampa Bay Windjammers will begin play next season with Butch Van Breda Kolff as coach.

College

Duke: Added 6-foot-5 senior Baker Perry and 5-9 freshman Jay Heaps to basketball roster. Named Bob Trott defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

Iona: Gave three-year extension to men's basketball coach Tim Welsh.

Mississippi: Suspended F Ansu Sesay, F John Jackson, F Jon Cantrell and G Kenny Davis from basketball team for breaking team rules.

Wilkes: Football coach Joe DeMelfi retired. Named Frank Sheptock football coach.

Football

Dolphins: Named Bob Ackles director of football operations. RB Bernie Paramlee underwent knee surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is expected to be ready for the start of the training camp in July.

Seahawks: Named former California head coach Keith Gilbertson an assistant defensive coach.

Vikings: Named Foge Fazio defensive coordinator.

Hockey

Avalanche: Jacques Cloutier will replace Jacques Martin as assistant coach.

Sabres: Assigned G Andrei Trefilov (knee injury) to AHL Rochester on rehabilitation assignment.

Senators: Jacques Martin will replace Dave Allison as head coach. Fired assistants Chico Resch and Pierre Maguire.

Adirondack (AHL): Recalled D Troy Neumeier from ECHL Toledo.

Binghamton (AHL): Recalled D Shawn Reid from ECHL Charlotte.

Saint John (AHL): Sent RW Darren Ritchie to ECHL South Carolina.

Soccer

Colorado (MLS): Signed M Dominic Kinnear.

Dallas (MLS): Signed M Washington Rodriguez.

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