BaseballAstros: Reassigned P Mike Magnante, P Alvin...

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March 27, 1997

Baseball

Astros: Reassigned P Mike Magnante, P Alvin Norman, C Randy Knorr and IF Luis Lopez to minor-league camp.

Blue Jays: Sent P Marvin Freeman, C Jorge Brito and 1B Mike Aldrete to minor-league camp.

Braves: Waived P Yorkis Perez.

Cubs: Optioned IF Miguel Cairo, P Jeremi Gonzalez, C Mike Hubbard, OF Robin Jennings, OF Brooks Kieschnick and OF Pedro Valdes to Triple-A Iowa. Sent C Tim McIntosh to minor-league camp.

Expos: Traded OF/1B Cliff Floyd to Marlins for former Orioles OF Joe Orsulak and P Dustin Hermanson.

Indians: Optioned IF Enrique Wilson to Triple-A Buffalo. Placed IF Herbert Perry (knee) on 60-day DL.

Mets: Waived IF Alvaro Espinoza. Assigned 1B Roberto Petagine outright to Triple-A Norfolk. Returned OF Gary Thurman to Norfolk.

Pirates: Reassigned OF Trey Beamon, P Clint Sadowsky, IF Kevin Polcovich, OF Keith Mitchell and C Reed Secrist to minor-league camp.

Reds: Optioned P Hector Carrasco, P Scott Sullivan and former Orioles OF Curtis Goodwin to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned P Scott Service, OF Mike Kelly and IF/OF Brian Hunter to minor-league camp.

Red Sox: Released IF Chris Donnels and P Mike Maddux.

Rockies: Purchased contract of P Steven Bourgeois from Triple-A Phoenix and assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Royals: Purchased contract of C Tim Spehr from Red Sox.

Tigers: Claimed OF Jimmy Hurst off waivers from White Sox and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo. Designated IF Dave Hajek for assignment.

Twins: Optioned P Dave Stevens and P LaTroy Hawkins to Triple-A Salt Lake City. Sent C Damian Miller and IF Mitch Simons to minor-league camp.

Colleges

Sporting News: Named Wake Forest C Tim Duncan men's basketball Player of Year; Villanova F Tim Thomas Freshman of Year; Kansas' Roy Williams Coach of Year, and Stanford G Kate Starbird women's Player of Year.

Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo: Extended contract of Jeff Schneider, men's basketball coach, through 2001-02 season.

Cal State Bakersfield: Named Pat Douglass men's basketball coach.

Samford: Named Jimmy Tillette men's basketball coach.

Wright State: Named Lisa Fitch women's basketball coach.

Footbal

Bills: Signed WR Jerry Reese.

49ers: Signed DB Frankie Smith to one-year contract.

Hockey

NHL: Announced Mighty Ducks and Canucks will open 1997-98 season with two games in Tokyo on Oct. 4 and 5.

Bruins: Recalled G Paxton Schafer from loan to AHL Providence.

Panthers: Recalled C Steve Washburn and RW David Nemirovsky from loan to AHL Carolina.

Red Wings: Exercised option to extend contract of LW Brendan Shanahan through 1999-2000 season.

Pub Date: 3/27/97

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