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December 23, 1998

Baseball

Angels: Placed 1B Mark Johnson on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

Brewers: Named Darrell Evans manager, Steve Renko pitching coach and Herm Winningham hitting coach at Double-A Huntsville.

Phillies: Agreed to terms with OF Rob Ducey on one-year contract.

Pirates: Agreed to terms with SS Rafael Bournigal, P Jim Dougherty, P Todd Ritchie, C Chris Tremie, IF Matt Howard, OF Ray Montgomery and 1B Ivan Cruz on minor-league contracts.

Red Sox: Acquired P Tomokazu Oka from Yokohama Baystars of Japanese Central League.

Royals: Named John Wathan special assignment scout.

White Sox: Agreed to terms with P Kip Wells on one-year contract.

Colleges

Villanova: Promoted Mark Ferrante to assistant head coach, Sam Venuto to offensive coordinator-QB coach and Stan Drayton to RB coach-recruiting coordinator. Named Drew Maginnis WR coach.

Pro football

Buccaneers: Signed WR Horace Copeland. Placed WR Brice Hunter on IR.

Chargers: Signed CB Reggie Rusk.

Hockey

Islanders: Acquired D Eric Cairns off waivers from Rangers.

Soccer

Impact (NPSL): Released G Deszo Horvath. Signed M Omar Dalombo.

Wings (NPSL): Signed D Neal Ryan.

Pub Date: 12/23/98

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