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December 12, 1997

Baseball

Angels: Agreed to terms with P Omar Olivares on a one-year contract.

Blue Jays: Traded C Sandy Martinez to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named. Designated IF Carlos Garcia and IF Jeff Patzke for assignment.

Brewers: Named Joel Youngblood and Doug Mansolino to their coaching staff. Acquired P Chad Fox from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for OF Gerald Williams.

Mariners: Signed OF Rob Ducey to a one-year contract. Named Jesse Barfield hitting instructor.

Phillies: Signed Terry Francona, manager, to a one-year contract extension through 1999. Named Lee Elia scout and Ramon Henderson bullpen coach.

Tigers: Signed free-agent P Frank Castillo. Designated P Fernando Hernandez for assignment. Re-signed Rick Adair, pitching coach; Larry Herndon, hitting coach; Perry Hill, third base coach; Fred Kendall, bullpen coach; Larry Parrish, bench coach, and Jerry White, first base coach, through the 1998 season.

Twins: Signed free-agent OF Otis Nixon, who had been with the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a one-year contract with a club option for 1999.

Pro basketball

76ers: Announced the retirement of F Tom Chambers.

Suns: Placed G Kevin Johnson on the injured list. Signed G Brooks Thompson.

College

Cincinnati: Suspended PK Eric Richards for breaking an unspecified team rule.

Football

Buccaneers: Exercised their option on QB Trent Dilfer through 2001.

49ers: TE Brent Jones announced he will retire at the end of the 1997 season.

Redskins: Signed G Keith Sims. Placed DB Scott Turner on injured reserve.

Hockey

Mighty Ducks: Recalled D Marc Moro and D Pavel Trnka from AHL Cincinnati.

Avalanche: Recalled G Marc Denis from AHL Hershey.

Horse racing

Equibase: Announced the retirement of James E. Bassett, chairman. Named Alan Marzelli chairman and Chris Scherf secretary. Announced Hal Handel will assume the board seat vacated by Bassett.

Pub Date: 12/12/97

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