Mariners: Signed 2B Carlos Baerga to minor-league contract with invitation to spring training.
Mets: Designated IF Desi Relaford for assignment to make room on 40-man roster for P Rick Croushore.
Phillies: Agreed to $1.7 million, two-year contract with P Chris Brock after they had exchanged arbitration figures of $845,000 and $610,000 Thursday.
Red Sox: Signed IF Craig Grebeck to minor-league contract with invitation to spring training.
Knicks: Activated C Felton Spencer. Placed F-G Lavor Postell on injured list.
Lakers: Activated F Devean George. Placed F-C Stanislav Medvedenko on injured list.
Stanford: Named John McDonell offensive line coach.
Stony Brook: Named Mike McCarty offensive coordinator.
Virginia: Named Al Golden defensive coordinator; he had been linebackers coach at Penn State.
NFL: Fined Vikings WR Troy Walters $5,000 for hitting Giants CB Ramos McDonald in head during game Jan. 14. Added Dolphins LB Zach Thomas and Raiders T Lincoln Kennedy to AFC Pro Bowl roster; Thomas was named as a need player and Kennedy replaces Jaguars T Tony Boselli (ankle surgery).
Vikings: Fired outside linebackers coach John Fontes and defensive line coach Fred von Appen. Named Willie Shaw defensive backs coach, Richard Soloman inside linebackers coach and Trent Walters defensive assistant. Reassigned defensive assistant Chuck Knox Jr. to outside linebackers coach.
Hurricanes: Activated D Sandis Ozolinsh.
Mutiny (MLS): Signed M Carlos Valderrama to multi-year contract.
Rapids (MLS): Re-signed F Paul Bravo to multi-year contract.