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November 16, 1996

Baseball

Cubs: Offered salary arbitration to P Bob Patterson.

Giants: Declined to offer arbitration to SS Shawon Dunston and 2B Robby Thompson. Outrighted P Ricky Pickett and SS Brett King to Triple-A Phoenix.

Indians: Exercised 1998 option on former Orioles P Jose Mesa for $1.95 million plus bonuses.

Mariners: Claimed IF Dave Silvestri off waivers from Expos. Former Oriole Rick Burleson will manage Single-A Lancaster State.

Rangers: Offered salary arbitration to former Orioles 2B Mark McLemore. Announced that they won't offer arbitration to P Mike Henneman, P Jeff Russell, IF Kurt Stillwell and OF Darryl Hamilton. Rangers: Signed minor-league free-agent C Henry Mercedes.

Tigers: IF-OF Phil Hiatt cleared waivers; his contract was sold to Hanshin of Japanese Central League. Named Jon Matlack roving minor-league pitching instructor and Toby Harrah roving hitting instructor.

Basketball

Hawks: Signed F Anthony Miller.

Jazz: Released G Brooks Thompson. Activated G-F Jamie Watson from DL.

Lakers: Placed F Cedric Ceballos (partially torn patella tendon in right knee) on IR.

Pacers: Placed former Bullets G Haywoode Workman on injured list. Activated F Duane Ferrell (Calvert Hall).

SuperSonics: Signed F-C Antonio Harvey.

76ers: Placed former Bullets G Doug Overton (sprained right ankle) on injured list. Activated F Mark Hendrickson from injured list.

College

Rider: Dismissed F Charles Smith from men's basketball team for continued violation of team policy.

Hockey

Bruins: Assigned D Yevgeny Shaldybin and D Bob Beers to AHL Providence.

Flyers: Assigned C Craig Darby to AHL Philadelphia.

Panthers: Assigned RW Craig Martin to AHL Carolina and D Wes Swinson to ECHL Tallahassee.

Red Wings: Loaned D Anders Eriksson to AHL Detroit.

Sharks: Assigned RW Chris Tancill to AHL Kentucky.

Bandits (AHL): Acquired C Mike Taylor on loan from ECHL Richmond.

Pub Date: 11/16/96

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