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December 16, 1997

Baseball

Athletics: Released OF Patrick Lennon.

Blue Jays: Selected OF Louis Saturria from St. Louis in the Rule 5 draft.

Braves: Released 1B-OF Tommy Gregg.

Cubs: Selected P Alan Mahaffey from Minnesota in the Rule 5 draft.

Diamondbacks: Selected P Martin Sanchez from Florida and P Ynocencio De La Cruz from the Mets in the Rule 5 draft.

Dodgers: Selected P Frank Lankford from the Yankees in the Rule 5 draft.

Mariners: Signed C Rick Wilkins to a one-year contract. Released IF Brent Gates and OF Lee Tinsley. Selected IF Jeff Huson from Colorado in the Rule 5 draft.

Phillies: Acquired P Mike Welch from the Mets for P Hector Mercado, whom they had taken from Florida in the Rule 5 draft. Agreed to terms with P Billy Brewer.

Pirates: Acquired Rule 5 draft selection P Javier Martinez from Oakland for cash considerations. Released P Steve Cooke. Selected P Melvin Brazoban from Texas in the Rule 5 draft.

Reds: Selected P Keith Glauber from St. Louis in the Rule 5 draft.

Tigers: Selected P Sean Runyan from San Diego in the Rule 5 draft.

Twins: Signed free-agent P Mike Morgan.

Basketball

Nuggets: Signed F Harold Ellis. Placed C George Zidek on IL. Waived C Steve Scheffler.

York City Cyclones (EBA): Signed G Rudy Archer (Maryland).

College

CIAA: Named Bowie State's Taft Hickman basketball player of the week and Beverly Winstead coach of the week.

ECAC: Named Towson University's Jess Gordon Division I women's basketball rookie of the week.

MEAC: Named Morgan State's Shakira Smith basketball women's rookie of the week.

LSU: Named Lou Tepper defensive coordinator.

North Alabama: Named Bill Hyde head football coach.

Football

Bears: Released S Anthony Marshall.

Bengals: Placed WR Carl Pickens on IR. Signed DT Mike Thompson.

Panthers: Placed OT Norberto Davidds-Garrido and DE Shawn King on injured reserve. Waived DE Israel Raybon. Signed TE Luther Broughton.

Hockey

Capitals: Recalled LW Brad Church from AHL Portland.

Pub Date: 12/16/97

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