BaseballProfessional Baseball Leagues, Inc.: Named Pat...


January 27, 1996


Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc.: Named Pat O'Conner major-league baseball liaison; Rob Dlugozima internal manager; Carolyn Ashe assistant to the president; Tim Brunswick assistant director of operations; Lori Ann Whitson assistant director of licensing; and Brian Earle assistant to the director of licensing.

Angels: Signed P Steve Ontiveros to a one-year contract. Claimed P Joe Rosselli off waivers from San Francisco and placed him on the 40-man roster.

Athletics: Signed IF Scott Brosius, IF Jason McDonald, IF Scott Spiezio, P Stacy Hollins, P Todd Van Poppel and OF Brian Lesher.

Cardinals: Agreed to terms with 2B Geronimo Pena on a minor-league contract.

Expos: Invited P Bob Baxter, P Barry Manuel, P Mike Thurman, P Wally Whitehurst, C Raul Chavez, C Bob Henley, C Chris Howard, IF Kevin Castleberry, IF Francisco Matos, IF Andy Stankiewicz and OF F. P. Santangelo to major-league spring training camp as non-roster players.

Marlins: Agreed to terms with 1B Greg Colbrunn on a one-year contract.

Mets: Agreed to terms with C Todd Hundley and OF Bernard Gilkey on one-year contracts.


Celtics: Activated F Eric Williams from the injured list. Placed F Doug Smith on the injured list.


Alabama-Birmingham: Announced senior F Anthony Thomas has left the basketball team.

Fresno State: Named Al Bohl athletic director.

Iona: Announced sophomore G John McDonald has transferred from Loyola and will be eligible December 1996.

UCLA: Promoted Ron Caragher to receivers coach.


Avalanche: Recalled D Janne Laukkanen from AHL Cornwall.

Penguins: Reassigned D Peter Allen and F Rusty Fitzgerald to IHL Cleveland.

Sabres: Named Dan DiPofi executive vice president-chief financial officer; Larry Quinn president and chief operating officer for the Marine Midland Arena.

Stars: Signed F Daniel Marois for the remainder of the 1995-96 season.

Whalers: Loaned LW Kevin Smyth and C Steve Martins to AHL Springfield. Recalled RW Dan Kesa from Springfield. Reassigned Mike Harding to ECHL Richmond.

Horse racing

Santa Anita Race Track: Fined jockey Corey Nakatani $500 and suspended him for five days for misusing whip on a horse during a race in December.

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