Astros: Declined to exercise option on RHP Doug Drabek and paid him $950,000 buyout.
Devil Rays: Named Steve Henderson minor-league hitting coordinator and Chuck Hernandez minor-league pitching coach.
Dodgers: Named former Orioles manager Phil Regan as major league advance scout. Named Glenn Hoffman manager, Claude Osteen pitching coach and Jon Debus coach of Triple-A Albuquerque. Named Ron Roenicke manager of Double-A San Antonio; named John Shoemaker manager of Single-A Vero Beach; named John Shelby manager of Single-A Savannah.
Giants: Declined to exercise option on 2B Robby Thompson.
Padres: Named Tom LeVasseur manager of Single-A Clinton; Randy Whisler manager of Single-A Peoria; named Don Alexander pitching coach of Single-A Mobile.
Red Sox: Signed LHP Takayasu Kato. Sold contracts of RHP Mike Campbell and IF Bill Selby to Yokohama of Japanese Central League.
Reds: Declined to exercise option on RHP Mark Portugal.
Tigers: Announced that bullpen coach Glenn Ezell has been reassigned and will become manager for Triple-A Toledo; named Jeff Jones pitching coach and Gary Green position coach at Toledo; retained and reassigned Toledo position coach Skeeter Barnes and pitching coach Brian Allard.
Hawks: Waived F Zarko Paspalj.
Jazz: Waived F-C Stephen Howard, G Ruben Nembhard and C Charles Claxton.
Magic: Waived F Corey Allen.
Mavericks: Waived F Terry Davis, G Jimmy King and F Herb Jones.
Nets: Waived F Donta Bright (Dunbar) and C William Cunningham.
Suns: Waived F Mario Bennett, C Marty Conlon and C John Coker.
L Spurs: Waived G Elmer Bennett, Dexter Boney and F Greg Kite.
Dolphins: Waived QB Spence Fischer off practice squad; signed CB Jerry Wilson to practice squad.
49ers: Waived QB Gino Torretta. Signed G Tim Hanshaw. Signed LB Sam Manuel to practice squad.
Jaguars: Placed CB Dave Thomas on IR; claimed CB Bucky Brooks off waivers from Packers.
Jets: Signed LB Aubrey Beavers.
Bruins: Recalled LW Jean-Yves Roy from AHL Providence; assigned LW Tim Sweeney to Providence.
Canucks: Assigned LW Ian McIntyre to AHL Syracuse.
Devils: Recalled G Mike Dunham from AHL Albany.
Maple Leafs: Assigned RW Wayne Presley to AHL St. John's.
Detroit (IHL): Signed C Bryan Smolinski to 25-game tryout.
Hershey (AHL): Loaned D Steve Lingren and LW Hughes Gervais to ECHL Dayton.
Pub Date: 10/30/96