Major League Baseball: Named Rick Oliver assistant director of the major-league scouting bureau.
Blue Jays: Announced that they will recall P Carlos Almanzar from Triple-A Syracuse today.
Braves: Placed IF Rafael Belliard on 15-day disabled list. Recalled IF Ray Holbert from Triple-A Richmond.
Cardinals: Activated P Jeff Brantley. Designated IF David Bell for assignment.
Devil Rays: Placed OF Mike Kelly (groin strain) on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 1. Purchased contract of former Orioles OF Jerome Walton from Triple-A Durham. Transferred IF Herbert Perry from 15-day to 60-day DL.
Dodgers: Signed P Brad Clontz.
Padres: Purchased contract of P Carlos Reyes from Triple-A Las Vegas. Assigned P Buddy Carlyle to Double-A Mobile.
Pirates: Placed P Elmer Dessens on 15-day DL. Recalled P Mike Williams from Triple-A Nashville.
Bridgeport (Independent): Signed 2B Jose Lind.
Bulls: Placed C Luc Longley (bruised left knee) on injured list. Activated C Joe Kleine.
Suns: Placed F Danny Manning (injured anterior cruciate ligament and possible torn cartilage) on injured list. Activated C Horacio Llamas.
Warriors: Placed F Donyell Marshall (fracture of 10th right rib) on injured list. Signed G Jeff Grayer to 10-day contract.
WNBA: Signed F Alisha Hill, C Tangela Smith, F LaTonya Johnson, C Olympia Scott, G LaShena Graham, G-F Angela Hamblin, G Mimi McKinney and F Lia Ostrom.
Portland (ABL): Retained coach Lin Dunn.
NCAA: Placed Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program on three years' probation for violations in areas of extra benefits, recruiting, financial aid, institutional responsibility and ethical conduct from 1994-95 through 1996-97.
Auburn: Suspended WR Robert Baker from football team after arrest on charges of distributing and trafficking controlled substance.
Hartford: Extended contract of men's basketball coach Paul Brazeau through 2001.
Lander: Signed basketball G Geoff Brower, formerly a backup at Florida State.
Idaho State: Junior G-F Tywan Meadows will not return for 1998-99 season.
Marist: Named Kristin Lamb women's basketball coach.
North Carolina-Charlotte: Named Bobby Lutz men's basketball coach.
Saint Louis: Freshman G Larry Hughes is making himself available for NBA draft.
Southern California College: Named former UCLA G Cameron Dollar (St. John's at Prospect Hall) men's basketball coach.
NFL Management Council: Upheld RB Curtis Martin's disputed contract with Jets.
Bengals: Agreed to three-year contract with QB Chad May.
Cardinals: Signed free-agent S Van Malone, who had been with Lions.
Eagles: Agreed to two-year contract with unrestricted free-agent LB Mike Caldwell, a former Raven who spent last season with Cardinals. Signed FB Jeff Cothran, S John Fisher and WR Karl Hankton.
Jets: Signed CB Otis Smith to three-year contract.
Packers: Gave coach Mike Holmgren contract clause enabling him to leave after 1998 season if he gets chance to become coach and GM of another NFL team.
Redskins: Matched Vikings' offer to restricted free-agent CB Darryl Pounds; re-signed him to two-year contract.
Oilers: Sent D Craig Miller to AHL Hamilton.
Pub Date: 4/10/98