Baseball Astros: Agreed to minor-league contracts with...


January 09, 2001


Astros: Agreed to minor-league contracts with OF Orlando Merced, P Travis Driskill, P Jim Mann, P Brian Powell, P Brad Rigby, P Ricky Stone, C Frank Charles, C Raul Chavez, C-1B Alan Zinter, C Chris Tremie, IF Mendy Lopez, OF Scott Pose and OF Omar Ramirez. All were invited to spring training.

Brewers: Signed OF Jason McDonald to contract with Triple-A Indianapolis.

White Sox: Named Larry Maxie and Bill Young scouts.


Warriors: Activated F Chris Mullin from injured list. Placed C Erick Dampier (soreness in left knee) on injured list. Re-signed C John Coker to 10-day contract.


Portland: Junior G-F Carmie Olowoyo left team for rest of season due to family emergency.


Dolphins: Fired special teams coach Mike Westhoff and offensive line coach Paul Boudreau.

Rams: Named Lovie Smith defensive coordinator.


NHL: Announced that Blues' Joel Quenneville and Senators' Jacques Martin will coach All-Star teams.

Lightning: Placed G Kevin Weekes (groin strain) on IR, retroactive to Jan. 7.

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