MONTREAL EXPOS--Agreed to terms with RHP Orlando Hernandez on a one-year contract. Named Monique Giroux director, media relations and services, and John Dever director, baseball information. Promoted Elias Makos to coordinator, media relations, and Sina Gabrielli to administrative assistant.
NEW YORK METS--Agreed to terms with RHP Heath Bell on a one-year contract.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES--Signed RHP Terry Adams, LHP Hector Mercado, RHP Eric Junge and OF Jorge Padilla.
National Basketball Association
TORONTO RAPTORS--Signed F Maceo Baston for the remainder of the season. Released F-C Zendon Hamilton.
National Football League
NFL--Named Houston general manager Charley Casserly to the competition committee.
CLEVELAND BROWNS--Signed TE Steve Heiden to a two-year contract, and QB Pat Barnes and DT Adriano Belli. Agreed to terms with DE Michael Boireau. Awarded S Jason Moore off waivers from San Francisco.
GREEN BAY PACKERS--Named Joe Philbin assistant offensive line coach.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS--Named Randy Hanson offensive quality control coach.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES--Signed P Dirk Johnson to a three-year contract.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS--Named Bob Ferguson general manager.
National Hockey League
BOSTON BRUINS--Recalled D Zdenek Kutlak from Providence of the AHL. Assigned D Shaone Morrisonn to Providence.
FLORIDA PANTHERS--Assigned LW Eric Beaudoin to San Antonio of the AHL.
LOS ANGELES KINGS--Recalled D Jason Holland and C Chris Schmidt from Manchester of the AHL. Assigned RW Scott Barney to Manchester.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS--Recalled D Ray Giroux from Albany of the AHL.
NEW YORK RANGERS--Acquired F Alexei Kovalev, F Dan LaCouture, D Janne Laukkanen and D Mike Wilson from Pittsburgh for F Rico Fata, F Mikael Samuelsson, D Joel Bouchard and D Richard Lintner.
OTTAWA SENATORS--Recalled F Jeff Szwez from Augusta of the ECHL.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS--Traded D Andrew Ference to Calgary for a 2003 or 2004 conditional draft pick.
SAN JOSE SHARKS--Recalled RW Niko Dimitrakos from Cleveland of the AHL.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING--Recalled F Sheldon Keefe from Springfield of the AHL. Placed D Stan Neckar on injured reserve, retroactive to Feb. 4.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS--Recalled D Bryan Allen from Manitoba of the AHL.
UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE--Announced the resignation of Toby Wong, chief marketing officer.
Major League Soccer
CHICAGO FIRE--Announced the retirement of MF Peter Nowak, who will work with the team in an undisclosed role.
ARIZONA--Named Mike Deal offensive coordinator and Jeff Hecklinski quarterbacks coach.
CENTRAL FLORIDA--Named Joe Robinson special teams coordinator.
KANSAS--Named Earnest Collins, cornerbacks coach. Moved running backs coach Clint Bowen to the defensive staff and secondary coach Pat Henderson to running backs coach.
LENOIR-RHYNE--Named Dave Markland volleyball coach.
LSU--Named Lindy Hitdlebaugh women's interim assistant golf coach and Tim Walton defensive backs coach.
UTAH--Named Brent Myers assistant head football coach.
WASHINGTON--Named John Pettas assistant coach for quarterbacks.