BaseballBlue Jays: Fired coaches Nick Leyva, Gene Tenace...

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September 29, 1997

Baseball

Blue Jays: Fired coaches Nick Leyva, Gene Tenace, Alfredo Griffin and Willie Upshaw. Announced that coaches Mel Queen and Jim Lett will remain in the organization.

Giants: Purchased the contract of P William Van Landingham from Triple-A Phoenix. Designated 1B-OF Desi Wilson for assignment.

Mariners: Named Lee Pelekoudas vice president of baseball administration, Larry Beinfest assistant to the vice president of baseball operations, Benny Looper director of player development, Frank Mattox director of scouting and Ken Compton director of pro scouting.

Mets: Announced that catching coach Bruce Benedict, assistant pitching and bullpen coach Randy Niemann, hitting coach Tom Robson, third base coach Cookie Rojas and first base-outfield coach Mookie Wilson will be returning for the 1998 season.

Rangers: Purchased the contract of P Tanyon Sturtze from Triple-A Oklahoma City and added him to the 40-man roster.

Hockey

Avalanche: Acquired D Francois Leroux from Penguins for a 1998 third-round draft pick.

Pub Date: 9/29/97

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