BaseballBlue Jays: Sent P Mike Halperin, IF Abraham Nunez...

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December 12, 1996

Baseball

Blue Jays: Sent P Mike Halperin, IF Abraham Nunez and C-OF Craig Wilson to Pirates to complete Nov. 14 trade for 2B Carlos Garcia, IB-OF Orlando Merced and P Dan Plesac. Traded P Roberto Duran to Tigers for OF Anton French.

Mariners: Signed P Jason Brosnan, P Mark Holzemer, C-1B Alan Zinter, IF John Patterson and OF Kevin Reimer to minor-league contracts.

Mets: Named former Oriole Randy Milligan scouting supervisor for the Mid-Atlantic states.

Rangers: Agreed to 3-year deal with ex-Orioles 2B Mark McLemore.

Royals: Invited five nonroster players to spring training: P Jim Converse, P Ken Patterson, OF Chris Hatcher, OF Dermal Brown and C Andy Stewart.

Tigers: Designated IF Mark Lewis for assignment.

Twins: Acquired P Brent Stentz from Tigers for C Matt Walbeck.

White Sox: Agreed to terms with P Tony Castillo on two-year contract.

Football

NFL: Named following Players of the Week: NFC offensive, Panthers QB Kerry Collins; AFC offensive, Bengals QB Jeff Blake; NFC defensive, Vikings DE Fernando Smith; AFC defensive, Colts S Jason Belser; NFC special teams, Giants K Brad Daluiso; AFC special teams, Seahawks P Rick Tuten.

Bears: Signed WR Phillip Riley. Placed TE Bobby Neely (left knee injury) on IR.

Chiefs: Signed DT Tom Sims.

Hockey

Bruins: Sent G Scott Bailey to AHL Providence. Recalled G Rob Tallas from Providence.

Devils: Sent D Kevin Dean to AHL Albany.

Maple Leafs: Recalled C Brian Wiseman from AHL St. John's. Returned F Mark Kolesar and D Greg Smyth to St. John's.

Mighty Ducks: Recalled former Bandits G Mike O'Neill from IHL Long Beach. Placed LW Shawn Antoski on IR, retroactive to Nov. 21.

Rangers: Recalled RW Ryan Vanden Bussche from AHL Binghamton.

Sabres: Sent C Curtis Brown to AHL Rochester. Recalled LW Barrie Moore from Rochester.

Sharks: Recalled RW Jan Caloun from AHL Kentucky.

Soccer

D.C. United (MLS): Signed D Mario Gori.

Pub Date: 12/12/96

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