Darwal Inc.: Named Jeff Hammond manager for driver Darrell Waltrip's Winston Cup team.
Astros: Optioned P Jim Dougherty and P Donne Wall to Triple-A Tucson. Sent IF Mike Brumley and P Jerry to minor-league camp. Waived IF Ray Holbert.
Blue Jays: Assigned P Frank Viola to Double-A Knoxville.
Expos: Optioned P Derek Aucoin, OF Cliff Floyd and OF Ray McDavid to Triple-A Ottawa. Assigned P Ben Rivera, C Gilberto Reyes and IF Francisco Matos to Ottawa. Traded C Chris Howard to Mets for player to be named. Returned P Trey Witte, a Rule 5 draft acquisition, to Mariners.
Marlins: Named Jim Ross VP of sales and marketing.
Phillies: Announced retirement of IF Jose Oquendo.
Pirates: Optioned P Esteban Loaiza and OF Midre Cummings to Triple-A Calgary. Sent IF Tony Womack to minor-league camp.
Rockies: Assigned former Orioles P John Habyan to minor-league camp.
Hawks: Signed G Reggie Jordan for rest of season.
Rockets: Signed G Melvin Booker for rest of season.
Warriors: Team will play at San Jose Arena for 1996-97 season while Oakland Coliseum Arena undergoes renovations.
Arizona State: Named Kevin White athletic director.
Florida: Named Billy Donovan men's basketball coach.
Morgan State: Named Andre Waters defensive backs coach.
Virginia State: Fired Tyrone Hart, men's basketball coach.
Falcons: Signed DL Dan Owens to two-year contract.
Mighty Ducks: Sent RW Frank Banham to AHL Baltimore.
Bruins: Recalled C Ryan Hughes from AHL Providence.
Canadiens: Recalled D Marko Kiprusoff from AHL Fredericton.
Bandits (AHL): Signed D Keith Alridge to amateur tryout agreement.
Pub Date: 3/28/96