Baseball Office of the Commissioner: Named former AL...


January 07, 2000


Office of the Commissioner: Named former AL president Gene Budig senior adviser to the baseball commissioner.

Diamondbacks: Named Bryan Lambe assistant to the general manager.

Marlins: Invited the following players to spring training: P Jason Grilli, P Bronswell Patrick, former Orioles P Ricky Bones, P Claudio Vargas, P Gary Knotts, P Scott Comer, IF Sean McNally, IF Chris Clapinski, IF Joe Funaro, IF Mendy Lopez, C Sandy Martinez, C Ryan Robertson, C Chris Tremie, C Brandon Harper, C Matt Treanor, former Orioles OF Mark Smith and OF Jaime Jones.

Padres: Named Bill Clark international scouting supervisor. Promoted Gary Nickels to director of pro scouting.

Rangers: Signed IF Jon Shave to a minor-league contract with Triple-A Oklahoma. Announced the resignation of Alex Smith, assistant director of player development. Named John Lombardo assistant director of player development.

White Sox: Named Nick Leyva manager of Triple-A Charlotte; Mike Brumley bunting instructor for the White Sox system; R. J. Reynolds manager of Double-A Bristol; promoted Nick Capra, manager of Double-A Burlington, to manager of Double-A Birmingham; Daryl Boston, hitting coach for Burlington, to hitting coach of Single-A Winston-Salem and Orsino Hill, hitting coach for Rookie League Tuscon, to hitting coach for Bristol.

Yankees: Acquired OF Terry Jones from the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named. Named Dan Radison manager and Ken Dominguez coach of Double-A Norwich.


Cavaliers: Signed F Kornel David to a 10-day contract.

Mavericks: Signed G Greg Buckner to a 10-day contract.

Rockets: Signed F Anthony Miller to a 10-day contract.

Timberwolves: Activated C Dean Garrett from the injured list.

Richmond (IBL): Re-signed G Kerry Thompson. Released G Kareem Reid.

Miami (WNBA): Announced the team nickname will be Sol.


NCAA: Denied a second appeal for the eligibility of Georgia freshman basketball G Ezra Williams.

Eastern Michigan: Named Billy Harris and Pete Alamar assistant football coaches.

Memphis: Named Tommy West defensive coordinator.

Samford: Signed Pete Hurt, football coach, to a three-year contract extension, through 2002.


Raiders: Signed QB Craig Whelihan to a three-year contract.


Bruins: Signed F Jason Allison to a one-year contract extension, through 2001.

Canucks: Returned D Zenith Komarniski and C Josh Holden to AHL Syracuse. Recalled C Lubomir Vaic from Syracuse. Released D Chris Aldous.

Sabres: Recalled LW Denis Hamel from AHL Rochester. Loaned D Brian Campbell to Rochester.

Senators: Re-assigned D Dave Van Drunen to ECHL Mobile.

Horse racing

Aqueduct: Suspended Octavio Vergara for careless riding aboard The Promonroe on Jan. 5, effective Jan. 7.


USA Basketball: Added C Kara Wolters to the women's Olympic team.

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