Devil Rays: Agreed to minor-league contract with OF-DH Billy Ashley, who had been with Red Sox.
Expos: Agreed to minor-league contracts with OF Derrick May and C Darron Cox. Invited following to spring training: P Keith Evans, P Jake Westbrook, C Brian Schneider, C John Pachot, C Francisco Morales, IF Tomas De La Rosa, OF Peter Bergeron, OF Milton Bradley and OF Brad Wilkerson.
Giants: Invited P Miguel Del Toro, P Osvaldo Fernandez, P Bronswell Patrick, P Aaron Fultz, C Giuseppe Chiaramonte, C Edwards Guzman, former Orioles OF Jesus Tavarez and former Orioles OF Jack Voigt to spring training.
Indians: Named Joel Skinner manager, former Oriole Tony Arnold pitching coach and Eric Fox coach for Double-A Akron; Eric Wedge manager, Mike Sarbaugh coach and Dave Miller pitching coach of Single-A Kinston; former Oriole Brad Komminsk manager, Ricky Gutierrez coach and Carl Willis pitching coach for Single-A Columbus (S.C.).
Rangers: Agreed to one-year contract with free-agent C John Marzano.
Reds: Signed P Jim Crowell and P Keith Glauber to one-year contracts. Sent OF Darron Ingram outright to Double-A Chattanooga.
Clippers: Named Jim Brewer and Jim Todd assistant coaches.
Alabama: OL Mookie Moore transferred to Troy State.
Florida: Named Jon Hoke defensive coordinator.
Maryland: M Keith Beach was named one of 11 MVPs by Soccer America. Brandon York was named Co-Wrestler of the Week by ACC. Gymnast Gillian Cote was named Player of the Week by East Atlantic Gymnastics League. Pole vaulter Jaime Dorshimer was named Performer of the Week by ACC.
Michigan: Suspended OL Jason Brooks and FB Ray Jackson indefinitely for violating team rules.
Utica: Named Tim Nelson, who resigned at Dartmouth last year, men's lacrosse coach and men's assistant soccer coach.
NFL: Named following Players of the Week: Jets WR Keyshawn Johnson, Vikings DB Robert Griffith and Jets K John Hall.
Chargers: Added Paul Chryst and Mark Banker to coaching staff.
Panthers: Named Bill Musgrave quarterbacks coach.
Patriots: Fired offensive line coach Paul Boudreau and wide receivers coach Steve Walters.
Seahawks: Named Fritz Shurmur defensive coordinator, Mike Sherman offensive coordinator, Jim Lind linebackers coach, Tom Lovat offensive line coach, Nolan Cromwell wide receivers coach, Larry Brooks defensive line coach and former Colts and Maryland assistant Bob Valesente defensive backs coach.
Edmonton (CFL): Named former Stallions coach Don Matthews coach.
Predators: Traded D J. J. Daigneault to Coyotes for future considerations.
Pub Date: 1/14/99