BaseballAthletics: Declined to exercise $2.6 million...

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October 28, 1998

Baseball

Athletics: Declined to exercise $2.6 million option on 3B Ed Sprague; paid him $260,000 buyout.

Blue Jays: Agreed to $1.35 million, two-year contract with IF Craig Grebeck.

Dodgers: Named Jim Tracy bench coach, Glenn Hoffman first base coach, Charlie Hough pitching coach and Manny Mota part-time coach and Latin liasison. Coach Joey Amalfitano resigned. Cuy Conti was reassigned to minor-league coaching job. Jim Benedict was named minor-league pitching coordinator. Offered coaches Mickey Hatcher and former Oriole John Shelby minor-league positions.

Expos: Signed GM Jim Beattie, and VP of baseball operations Bill Stoneman to three-year contracts. Named Fred Ferreira VP-director of international operations.

Mets: Signed IF Luis Lopez to $1.35 million, two-year contract.

Rockies: Named Tom Probst trainer.

Royals: Named Andre David manager, Larry Carter pitching coach, Steve Hosey hitting coach and Jeff Stevenson trainer of Single-A Charleston (W.Va.).

Basketball

Nets: Signed lease with New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority through 2007-08.

College

America East: Named Towson's Richie Moller and Alfonso DeMares men's soccer Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

Clemson: Announced that Nov. 21 game vs. South Carolina has been moved to 6: 30 p.m. and will be on ESPN2.

Football

Buccaneers: Signed DL Bryant Mix. Placed DE Chidi Ahanotu and S Damien Robinson on IR. Signed FB Kevin McLeod to practice squad. Released TE Melvin Pearsall.

Cardinals: Signed DL Jomo Cousins from practice squad. Waived CB Dell McGee. Signed DL Mike Moten to practice squad.

Jets: Signed LB Rob Holmberg. Placed former Ravens LB Craig Powell on IR.

Panthers: Released OT Ricky Siglar. Claimed CB Juron Bolden off waivers from Packers.

Hockey

Flames: Acquired C Jeff Shantz and C Steve Dubinsky from Blackhawks for RW Marty McInnis, D Jamie Allison and C Erik Andersson.

Soccer

NPSL: Named Heat's Gino DiFlorio Player of the Week.

Pub Date: 10/28/98

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