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January 23, 1998

Baseball

Angels: Agreed to terms with OF Gary Thurman to minor-league contract.

Devil Rays: Named Bill Evers manager of Triple-A Durham.

Giants: Agreed to $600,000, one-year contract with club option for 1999 with SS Rey Sanchez, who had been with Yankees. Invited P Jason Brester, P Dean Hartgraves, P Chris Brock, P Jeff Darwin, P Rick Huisman, P Steve Soderstom, P Erik Plantenberg, C Guiseppe Chiaramonte, C Henry Mercedes, C Yorvit Torrealba, IF Jeff Ball, IF Matt Howard and OF Alex Diaz to major-league camp.

Indians: Named Bud Black pitching coach at Triple-A Buffalo.

Mets: Agreed to $13.35 million, three-year contract with All-Star P Bobby Jones.

Padres: Acquired the rights to RHP Salvador Rodriguez from Yankees for P Jim Baron.

Phillies: Named former pitcher Larry Andersen as broadcaster to replace the late Rich Ashburn. Named Gary Ruby pitching coach for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Milt Thompson coach for Double-A Reading.

Rangers: Agreed to contracts with IF Lee Stevens, 1B Lee Stevens, P Ryan Glynn, P Jonathan Johnson and P Tanyon Sturtze.

Royals: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Pat Rapp.

White Sox: Named Bo Jackson spring training hitting instructor.

Basketball

NBA: Struck deal with Mattel giving it worldwide rights to all NBA-themed toys and games.

Bucks: Agreed to five-year contract extension with F Tyrone Hill through 2002-2003.

Hornets: Placed C Vlade Divac on injured list. Signed C Michael McDonald.

WNBA: Signed Olympians F Leila de Sousa Sobral of Brazil and C Rachel Sporn of Australia.

Pennsylvania: Named Brian Fuller men's soccer coach.

Football

NFL: Announced that Packers will play Chiefs in preseason game Aug. 2 in Tokyo.

Dolphins: Signed DE Dunstan Anderson, G Randy Wheeler, T Mark Dixon and T Barry Stokes.

Florida (Arena Football League): Activated former Stallions K Carlos Huerta.

Hockey

Blackhawks: Signed LW Bob Probert, who is out for season with torn rotator cuff, to three-year contract.

Bruins: Assigned D Dean Chynoweth to IHL Quebec.

Flames: Recalled C Hnat Domenichelli and LW Todd Hlushko from AHL Saint John.

Lightning: Claimed D Jassen Cullimore off waivers from Canadiens.

Pub Date: 1/23/98

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