BaseballAthletics: Sent P Aaron Small outright to Triple-A...

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March 15, 1997

Baseball

Athletics: Sent P Aaron Small outright to Triple-A Edmonton.

Blue Jays: Moved P Bill Risley from 15- to 60-day DL.

Cubs: Optioned RHP Steve Rain to Triple-A Iowa. Assigned P Russ Swan and P Julio Valera to minor-league camp.

Indians: Pitcher Noe Najera cleared outright waivers and was accepted back from Reds.

Indians: Purchased contract of P Noe Najera from Reds for $25,000.

Phillies: Sent P Wayne Gomes, P Carlton Loewer and P Ryan Hawblitzel to minor-league camp.

Royals: Claimed P Doug Johns off waivers from Athletics. Assigned P Jim Converse to minor-league camp.

College

Gateway Conference: Added Youngstown State to football league.

Morehead State: Named Kyle Macy men's basketball coach, effective April 1.

St. Michael's: Men's basketball coach Tom Crowley resigned.

Winona State: Named Tom Sawyer football coach.

Hockey

Avalanche: Sent LW Yves Sarault to AHL Hershey for conditioning.

Bruins: Assigned D Mark Cornforth to IHL Cleveland.

Flames: Returned D Jamie Allison to AHL Saint John.

Flyers: Returned LW Colin Forbes to AHL Philadelphia.

Lightning: Sent G Daren Puppa to AHL Adirondack for conditioning.

Maple Leafs: Lent C Warren Norris to AHL St. John's. Returned D Nathan Dempsey to St. John's.

Sharks: Recalled LW Ville Peltonen on loan from AHL Philadelphia. Assigned D Chris LiPuma to AHL Kentucky.

Stars: Recalled G Manny Fernandez from IHL Michigan. Placed G Andy Moog and F Jere Lehtinen on IR. Activated F Brent Gilchrist and D Mike Lalor from IR.

Whalers: Returned D Nolan Pratt to AHL Springfield.

Soccer

NPSL: Suspended Cleveland G Otto Orf eight games and fined him $5,000 for entering Milwaukee stands Sunday after being hit in head by object thrown by fan.

Pub Date: 3/15/97

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