BaseballIndians: Declined to exercise 1997 option on...


November 05, 1996


Indians: Declined to exercise 1997 option on former Orioles P Kent Mercker.

Padres: Signed following minor-league free agents: P Lance Dickson, P Dave Zancanaro, C Eric Helfand, OF Chris Jones and 2B Terry Shumpert.

Pirates: Named Marty Brown manager and Chris Lein pitching coach of Single-A Erie.

Rangers: Acquired OF Dwayne Hosey from Red Sox to complete earlier trade.

Reds: Sent P Pedro Martinez outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Tigers: Named Mark Meleski manager and Sid Monge pitching coach of Single-A Lakeland.

Winnipeg (Northern): Agreed to terms with Hal Lanier, manager.


Hawks: Placed F Ken Norman (strained lower back) on injured list. Signed G-F Willie Burton, who had been cut in preseason.

Connecticut (CBA): Released G-F Brandon Jessie and F Lamont Duckett.


ACC: Named football players of the week: North Carolina's Chris Keldorf, offensive back; UNC's Leon Johnson, specialist; Virginia's Jamie Sharper, defensive back; Virginia's Shannon Taylor, rookie; Clemson's Trevor Pryce, defensive lineman; Clemson's Jamie Trimble, offensive lineman; Named Maryland middle hitter Shannon Salzman as volleyball player of week, after she averaged 3.1 kills, 1.7 digs and one block per game in road wins over Clemson and Georgia Tech.

America East: Named Towson State G Megan Lumsden player of week in women's soccer with her eight-save performance in a 3-0 win over Hofstra.

Liberty Bowl: Signed a multi-year television contract with ESPN.

Trans America Athletic Conference: Announced that Jacksonville University will be an associate member for men's and women's soccer beginning in fall of 1997.

Southwest Texas: Dismissed football coach Jim Bob Helduser and his staff, effective at end of season.


Bears: Placed TE Keith Jennings on injured reserve.


NHL: Named Islanders RW Zigmund Palffy Player of the Week after he collected seven points and went plus-4.

Blackhawks: Assigned G Jimmy Waite to IHL Indianapolis.

Red Wings: Assigned LW Mark Major to AHL Adirondack.

Hamilton (AHL): Recalled RW Rob Trumbley from ECHL Wheeling.

Portland (AHL): Recalled G Marc Seliger from ECHL Hampton Roads.

Syracuse (AHL): Assigned LW Ian McIntyre to ECHL Wheeling.

Pub Date: 11/05/96

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