Baseball Blue Jays: Agreed to minor-league contract...


February 17, 2000


Blue Jays: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Eric Gunderson (7.20 ERA in 11 games with Rangers).

Expos: Agreed to minor-league contracts with OF Patrick Lennon (.207 in 9 games with Blue Jays) and P Felipe Lira (10.81 ERA in 2 games with Tigers).

Reds: Agreed to $1.95 million, one-year contract with OF Dmitri Young (.300, 14 HRs, 56 RBIs).

Red Sox: Signed former Royals P Hipolito Pichardo to minor-league contract; he missed last season after elbow surgery.


Bucks: Signed F Mirsad Turkcan to contract for rest of season.

Bulls: Placed G Corey Benjamin (sprained left ankle) on injured list.

Wizards: Activated F Michael Smith from injured list. Placed G Reggie Jordan (tendinitis in his right knee) on injured list.

Sparks (WNBA): Named Glenn McDonald assistant coach.


Canisius: Named Edward W. Argast football coach.

Erskine: P Will DeSantis (Hereford) committed orally to full baseball scholarship.

Idaho State: Suspended OL Ikaika Uperesa, WR Eugene Mirador and TE Mike Golightly from football team after being cited for misdemeanor for misconduct in dormitories.


Bengals: Signed DE Vaughn Booker, who had been with Packers, to five-year contract.

Broncos: Signed free-agent CB Jeremy Lincoln, who had been with Giants, and free-agent DL Jerome Davis. Claimed DB Toya Jones off waivers.

Chargers: Removed franchise player designation from DT Norman Hand, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Dolphins: Signed S Brian Walker, who had been with Seahawks, to $2.3 million, two-year contract and S Kelvin Sigler, WR Corey Thomas and QB Todd Doxzon to one-year contracts.

Giants: Named Tom Olivadotti linebackers coach.

Packers: Signed DE John Thierry, who led Browns in sacks last season.

Panthers: Signed DE Jay Williams, who had been with Rams, to three-year contract. Released RG Anthony Redmon.

Patriots: Named Mike Woicik strength and conditioning coach and Markus Paul assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Saints: Tendered contract offer to Rams LB Charlie Clemons, a restricted free agent. Promoted Mike McCarthy to offensive coordinator. Named Frank Cignetti Jr. quarterbacks coach.

Vikings: Re-signed P Mitch Berger to $6 million, five-year contract that includes $1.65 million bonus, a record for an NFL punter.


Canadiens: Recalled F Dave Morissette from AHL Quebec.

Capitals: Lent D Alexei Tezikov to AHL Portland.

Islanders: Assigned D Vladimir Chebaturkin to AHL Lowell. Recalled LW Mark Lawrence from IHL Chicago.

Senators: Recalled F Kevin Miller from IHL Grand Rapids.

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