Baseball Astros: Signed P Wayne Franklin, IF Julio...


February 23, 2000


Astros: Signed P Wayne Franklin, IF Julio Lugo, P Tony McKnight, IF Aaron McNeal, P Brian Powell, P Wilfredo Rodriguez, P Jeriome Robertson and IF Chris Powell to one-year contracts.

Angels: Signed C Jason Dewey and P Matt Wise to one-year contracts.

Blue Jays: Signed OF Vernon Wells, OF Anthony Sanders and IF Mike Young to one-year contracts.

Marlins: Signed P Hector Almonte, P Braden Looper, IF Pablo Ozuna, IF Nate Rolison and OF Julio Ramirez to one-year contracts.

Mets: Signed 1B Mark Johnson to minor-league contract.

Padres: Signed P Matt Clement to four-year contract extension.

Reds: Signed IF Travis Dawkins, IF Brandon Larsen and IF Ron Wright to minor-league contracts.


NBA: Named Lakers C Shaquille O'Neal Player of the Week.

Cavaliers: Signed C-F Lari Ketner to 10-day contract. Released F Pete Chilcutt.


Broncos: Re-signed LB Steve Russ. Signed DE Kavika Pittman and DE Nathan Davis.

Buccaneers: Signed RB Jerry Ellison to one-year contract.

Cardinals: Signed QB Dave Brown to two-year contract.

49ers: Signed TE Justin Swift.

Jaguars: Signed QB Jamie Martin to two-year contract. Signed WR Gunnard Twyner, QB Roderick Robinson and OL John Feugill. Signed DE Eric Curry and OL Steve Ingram (Maryland).

Jets: Signed WR Fred Coleman, QB Jim Kubiak, T Greg Lotsyz and TE Jermaine Wiggins.

Patriots: Released RB Lamont Warren.

Rams: Matched Dolphins' three-year, $8.25 million offer for free-agent OT Ryan Tucker. Signed C Andy McCollum.


Canucks: Called up F Steve Kariya and C John Holden from AHL Syracuse.

Lightning: Recalled G Zac Bierk from IHL Detroit. Placed C Chris Gratton on IR, retroactive to Feb. 17.

Penguins: Recalled C-LW Robert Dome from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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