Blue Jays: Placed C Benito Santiago (right knee) on 60-day disabled list. Optioned Anthony Sanders to Triple-A Syracuse, and P Gary Glover and P Tom Davey to Double-A Knoxville. Returned P Dane Johnson, P Roy Halladay and C Alex Delgado to their minor-league camp.
Giants: Optioned LHP Ricky Pickett to Triple-A Fresno. Assigned OF Jalal Leach, IF Jeff Ball, C Henry Mercedes and RHP Jeff Darwin to their minor-league camp.
Rangers: Hired Bruce Crabbe as manager of Single-A Pulaski. Assigned INF Warren Morris to their minor-league camp. Optioned OF Mark Little to Triple-A Oklahoma and INF Rob Sasser to Double-A Tulsa.
Rochester (IL): Hired Ogden Whitehead as assistant director of administration.
Nets: Signed F David Vaughn to a second 10-day contract.
76ers: Released C William Cunningham. Activated C-F Scott Williams from injured list.
Jazz: Activated C Greg Ostertag from injured list.
Bloomsburg: Hired Sandi Dickson as women's soccer coach.
Indiana Tech: Announced the resignation of Dan Kline, men's basketball coach.
Lock Haven: Hired Elizabeth Driscoll as women's soccer coach.
North Carolina: Announced the resignation of Devon Brouse, golf director and men's golf coach, to become men's and women's golf coach at Purdue.
Oklahoma: Announced resignation of Steve Owens, athletic director.
St. John's Fisher: Hired John Loncz as women's lacrosse coach.
Texas: Suspended Luke Axtell, a 6-foot-9 freshman basketball player, for academic reasons and he asked for a transfer.
Bears: Signed G Mike Zandofsky to two-year contract.
Lions: Signed G Eric Beverly and TE Eric Stocz.
Panthers: Failed to match Saints' offer sheet to S Chad Cota.
Patriots: Hired Jack Reilly as quarterbacks coach and DeWayne Walker as defensive assistant; reassigned Jeff Davidson to assistant offensive line coach and Carl Smith to tight ends coach.
Pub Date: 3/19/98