Astros: Agreed to one-year contracts with OF Glen Barker, OF Lance Berkman and IF Russ Johnson on one-year contracts. Named John Massarelli manager, Jorge Orta coach and Bill Ballou pitching coach of short-season Single-A Auburn.
Blue Jays: Agreed to one-year contracts with 3B Casey Blake and P Clayton Andrews.
Brewers: Agreed to one-year contracts with 2B Ron Belliard and P Chad Fox.
Expos: Minor-league field coordinator Rick Sweet resigned. Agreed to one-year contracts with P Matt Blank, P Ted Lilly, P Marty McLeary, P Trey Moore, P Guillermo Mota, P Jeremy Powell, P Scott Strickland, C Bob Henley, C Brian Schneider, IF Trace Coquillette, OF Peter Bergeron, OF Milton Bradley, OF Manny Martinez and OF Talmadge Nunnari.