Mike Flanagan, Rick Dempsey, Willie Randolph and Candy Maldonado are major leaguers again. Kevin Hickey, Don Carman and Nelson Liriano are among those on the outside looking in.

Flanagan signed a one-year contract with his former team, the Baltimore Orioles, on Tuesday, while Dempsey, Randolph and Maldonado, all non-roster invitees, earned one-year deals with the Milwaukee Brewers.Hickey and John Mitchell of Baltimore, Edgar Diaz and Mike Felder of Milwaukee, Liriano of Minnesota, pitcher Jose Guzman of Texas and Carman of Houston all were placed on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, the last possible day to place a player on waivers without guaranteeing his entire 1991 salary.

For Flanagan, rejoining the Orioles was a source of satisfaction.

"It was nice to get the thing finalized," said Flanagan, the 1979 Cy Young Award winner with Baltimore's World Series champions. "I felt that I had a good spring and the numbers worked out for me."