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November 22, 1997

Baseball

Rotary Club of Denver: Named Astros 2B Craig Biggio winner of Branch Rickey Award for outstanding community service.

Braves: Signed free-agent 1B Andres Galarraga, who had been with Rockies, to three-year contract.

Cardinals: Purchased contracts of 1B Chris Richard, IF Placido Polanco, OF Juan Munoz, P Armando Almanza, P Rich Croushore and P Rich Heiserman.

Giants: Agreed to two-year, $1.45 million contract with free-agent C Brent Mayne, who spent last season with Athletics.

Marlins: Named Lynn Jones manager of Double-A Portland and Brian Peterson pitching coach.

Padres: Agreed to $1.25 million, two-year contract with free-agent P Ed Vosberg, who spent last season with Rangers and Marlins. Designated Double-A P Cam Smith for assignment. Added C Carlos Hernandez to 40-man roster.

Red Sox: Retained free-agent IF Mike Benjamin by agreed to $242,500, one-year deal.

Rockies: Purchased contracts of P Mark Brownson, P Lariel Gonzalez, P Mike Saipe, P Steve Shoemaker, P Mike Vavrek, P Scott Randall, IF Mike Coolbaugh and IF Chris Sexton.

Twins: Purchased contracts of P Jeff Harris, P Fred Rath, P Mark Redman, P Benj Sampson, IF Cleatus Davidson, IF Doug Mientkiewicz and C A. J. Pierzynski. Sent P Shane Bowers and OF Jamie Ogden outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

White Sox: Placed OF Lyle Mouton on waivers and sold his contract to Yakult of Japanese Pacific League.

Basketball

Bulls: Activated C Bill Wennington from injury list. Placed F Keith Booth (Maryland) on injury list.

76ers: Traded G-F Marko Milic to Suns for F-C Tom Chambers. Placed F Derrick Coleman (irregular heartbeat) on injured list.

Hockey

Avalanche: Recalled G Marc Denis from AHL Hershey. Assigned G David Aebischer to Hershey.

Bruins: Returned D Dean Chynoweth to AHL Providence.

Coyotes: Recalled D Deron Quint from AHL Springfield.

Devils: Signed Group II free-agent RW Bill Guerin to multi-year contract.

Lightning: Assigned C Vladimir Vujtek to AHL Adirondack.

Pub Date: 11/22/97

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