Terry Collins, who quit as manager of the Angels in September, was hired as advance scout by the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Collins, 50, managed the Houston Astros from 1994-96 and the Angels from 1997 until he resigned Sept. 3 with the team in last place.
The National Labor Relations Board is postponing the hearing on the contested union election involving Richie Phillips' attempt to maintain control over baseball umpires. The hearing, originally scheduled for next Wednesday, will take place in the first or second week of January. . . . Ken Griffey Sr., the Cincinnati Reds' hitting coach, agrees with the Reds' decision not to give up Pokey Reese and pull out of trade talks for Ken Griffey Jr. "You've got to be strong up the middle, and you can't weaken yourself that way," Griffey Sr. said. . . . The Baltimore Orioles signed free-agent catcher Greg Myers to a two-year contract. . . . The Colorado Rockies agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Scott Servais, 32.