Cleveland Indians -- OF Carmen Castillo agreed to a one-year contract for $310,000.

Kansas City Royals -- C Jamie Quirk signed a one-year, nonguaranteed contract for $350,000.

Seattle Mariners -- RHP Edwin Nunez agreed to terms.

Atlanta Braves -- Signed RHP Jeff Dedmon for a year.

Chicago Cubs -- Signed LHP Mike Mason for $230,000 plus $50,000 in bonus clauses.

New York Mets -- Signed 3B baseman Howard Johnson for a year at $695,000.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed RHP Kevin Gross for a year.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed SS Al Pedrique and RHP Barry Jones.

San Francisco Giants -- Signed IF Phil Garner for a year and OF Candy Maldonado for two years.

FOOTBALL Cleveland Browns -- C Mike Baab had knee surgery. Teammate Bernie Kosar (QB) won Gillette-NFL Award as "People's Choice" Most Valuable Player Award.


New York Rangers -- Sent RW Ron Duguay to their Colorado farm club in the International Hockey League.


Hall of Fame Bowl -- Made Jim McVay executive director.

Notre Dame -- Suspended F Mark Stevenson for two weeks. Cause was not disclosed.

Texas A&M -- Made football coach Jackie Sherrill professor of athletics with tenure.


Jimmy (the Greek) Snyder was released from a Durham, N.C., hospital after three days of unspecified treatment.