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December 23, 1997

Baseball

Angels: Declined to offer 1998 contract to OF Tony Phillips. Signed IF Chip Hale to minor-league contract.

Astros: Signed C Marc Ronan, OF Rob Butler, OF Dax Jones, P Bob MacDonald and P Bob Scanlan to minor-league contracts.

Athletics: Agreed to terms with IF Kurt Abbott, C Damon Berryhill, P Buddy Groom and OF Shane Mack on one-year contracts. Declined to offer 1998 contracts to SS Tilson Brito and C Izzy Molina.

Blue Jays: Declined to offer 1998 contracts to 2B Carlos Garcia and IF Jeff Patzke.

Braves: Declined to offer 1988 contracts to 2B Mike Mordecai and C Tim Spehr. Agreed to terms with P Brian Edmondson on one-year contract.

Brewers: Declined to offer 1998 contract to OF Matt Mieske.

Cardinals: Declined to offer 1998 contracts to P Brian Barber and OF Miguel Mejia.

Devil Rays: Declined to offer 1998 contract to P Ryan Karp.

Diamondbacks: Named Dwayne Murphy first base and outfield coach.

Expos: Declined to offer 1998 contract to IF Andy Stankiewicz.

Giants: Signed P Masashi Kiyono to minor-league contract.

Mariners: Agreed to terms with P Tim Davis on one-year contract.

Marlins: Agreed to terms with IF Randy Knorr on minor-league contract.

Pirates: Named Tracy Woodson manager of Single-A Erie.

Rangers: Agreed to terms with IF Tom Quinlan and OF Joe Hall on minor-league contracts.

Reds: Signed free-agent P Steve Cooke, who had been with the Pirates, to one-year contract.

Rockies: Declined to offer 1998 contract to P Steve Reed.

Royals: Signed free-agent 1B Hal Morris, who had been with the Reds, and free-agent IF Orlando Miller, who had been with the Tigers.

Mets: Traded OF Carl Everett to the Astros for P John Hudek.

Tigers: Signed C Joe Oliver, C Joe Siddall, P Denny Harriger, P Marino Santana, P Bill Hurst, P Pedro Martinez and OF Andy Tomberlin to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training. Declined to offer 1998 contracts to 1B Bob Hamelin and P Fernando Hernandez.

Basketball

NBA: Named Bulls G Michael Jordan Player of the Week.

Knicks: Placed C Patrick Ewing (wrist) on injured list. Activated F Ronnie Grandison.

Colleges

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Named Coppin State F Liesha Mitchell women's basketball Rookie of the Week.

Franklin & Marshall: Announced resignation of Doug Harris, men's soccer coach. Named Chris Shinn men's soccer coach.

Frostburg: Announced soccer players Eric Fehervari, Peter Merrill, Ryan Stumptner, Steve Hemke and Kirk Gibson were named All-Allegheny Mount Collegiate Conference. Fehervari also was named to NSCAA/Umbro All-South Atlantic Team.

Lafayette: Announced resignation of Nelson Rodriguez, men's soccer coach.

San Diego State: Announced resignation of Jim Wachenheim, defensive coordinator, effective Dec. 31.

Football

Giants: Signed TE Alfred Pupunu.

Hockey

NHL: Suspended Bruins F Ted Donato three games without pay and fined him $1,000 for receiving match penalty for high-sticking in Dec. 20 game.

Coyotes: Placed D Sean Gagnon and LW Jim McKenzie on injured list.

Rangers: Recalled LW Vladimir Vorobiev and C Marc Savard from AHL Hartford.

Minnesota Hockey: Named Bill Robertson director of communications.

Soccer

Heat (NPSL): Signed G John Kluba.

Rockers (NPSL): Signed D Fuesini Dauda and M Matt Quinn and placed Quinn on developmental list.

Pub Date: 12/23/97

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