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June 12, 1996

Baseball

National League: Suspended San Diego Padres C Brad Ausmus one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for charging an umpire and throwing equipment in the June 9 game against Pittsburgh.

Astros: Signed P David Bernhard, P Brian Braswell, C Jason Hill, P John Huber, SS-2B Matt Hyers, P Estaban Maldonado, 2B Jay Mansavage, P Wade Miller, 3B Dru Nicely, RF James Reeder, CF Geoffrey Robertson, SS Michael Wheeler, and CF Randel Young.

Athletics: Recalled P Willie Adams from Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned IF Tony Batista. Signed the following draft picks: 1B Ray Mensik and P Ray Noriega.

Blue Jays: Placed OF Otis Nixon and P Woody Williams on the 15-day DL. Activated P Bill Risley from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Michael Huff from Triple-A Syracuse.

Diamondbacks: Signed P Marc Van Wormer and P Ben Norris.

Devil Rays: Signed P Mickey Callaway and OF Michael DeCelle.

Expos: Recalled P Ugueth Urbina from Triple-A Ottawa. Optioned OF Tony Barron to Ottawa. Reinstated P Jose Paniagua from the DL and optioned him to Ottawa. Signed the following 1996 draft picks: OF Karl Chapman, OF Chris Stowers, OF Ethan Barlow, C Shannon Swiano, C Matthew Buirley, IF Jack Mackay, IF Paul Blandford, IF Jeremy Caroll, IF Andrew Tracy, P Jeremy Salvers, P Tim Young, P Curtis Martin, P Rodney Stevenson, P Eric Sparks and P Darrick Edison.

Mariners: Acquired P Bill Wertz from the Cleveland Indians for P Mike Butcher. Recalled P Edwin Hurtado from Triple-A Tacoma. Optioned P Paul Menhart to Tacoma.

Orioles: Signed CF Ashanti Davison, a 20th-round draft choice.

Reds: Signed 15 draft picks: P David Shephard, P Desi Herrera, P Joshua Harriss, P Randi Mallard, P Carl Caddell, P Jeffrey Horne, P Eric LeBlanc, P Jon Phillips, OF Kevin Marn, OF Doug Kirby, OF Kilpatric Griggs, OF Brandon O'Hearn, 1B-OF Bubba Dresch, IF Corey Price and C Chris Ward.

Royals: Signed two draft picks: OF Jeremy Giambi and P Richard Boring.

Tigers: Signed five draft picks: OF Alvin Airosa, OF Tris Moore, P Michael Seebode, P Bruce Johnston and C Michael Ciminiello.

Twins: Signed P David Hooten and P Charles Gillian.

College

Miami (Fla.): Signed Ron Morris, baseball coach, to a five-year contract.

Texas Tech: Named Gerald Myers interim athletic director.

Villanova: Named Nick Russo men's hockey coach.

Football

Saints: Re-signed C-G Andy McCollum to a three-year contract. Released CB Milton Mack and FB Dexter McNabb.

Pub Date: 6/12/96

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