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Atlanta Braves -- Placed P Pete Smith (5-6, 4.79) on 15-day disabled list.

Cincinnati Reds -- Sent OF Chris Jones to Class AAA Nashville.

Cleveland Indians -- Claimed C Eddie Taubensee off waivers from Oakland Athletics.

Minnesota Twins -- Sent C Lenny Webster to Class AAA Portland. Placed OF Pat Howell on waivers.

Montreal Expos -- Recalled OF Eric Bullock from minor-league camp.

New York Yankees -- Assigned P Steve Howe and IF Jim Walewander to Class AAA Columbus. Optioned P Alan Mills, C John Ramos and OF Mike Humphreys to Columbus.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Optioned 2B Mickey Morandini to Class AAA Scranton-Wilkes-Barre.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Sent P Mark Huismann and 1B-OF Orlando Merced to Class AAA Buffalo. Released P Doug Bair, P Joel Davis, P Joe Lazor, P Joe Pacholec, C Tom Nieto, 1B Jeff Osborne and 1B Junior Vizcaino.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Sent P Tim Sherill, C Ray Stephens, 1B Rod Brewer, IF Luis Alicea and IF Tim Jones to Class AAA Louisville.

San Francisco Giants -- Placed IF Jose Uribe (.248, 1 HR, 24 RBI) on 15-day disabled list. Placed P Kelly Downs (3-2, 3.43) on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 2. Assigned IF Tony Perezchica to Class AAA Phoenix.

Seattle Mariners -- Optioned P Keith Comstock and IF Tino Martinez to Class AAA Calgary. Sent OF Alonzo Powell to minor-league camp for assignment.

Texas Rangers -- Released P Craig McMurtry. Reassigned P Joe Bitker to minor-league system.


Nashville Stars -- Named Ron Greene coach.


Bentley College -- Named Cory Tusler interim men's and women's tennis coach.

Oregon -- Announced G Terrell Brandon will forgo his senior year and enter NBA draft.

Springfield College -- Named Naomi Graves women's basketball coach.

Tulsa -- Named Kentucky assistant Orlando "Tubby" Smith men's basketball coach.


Houston Oilers -- Waived CB Patrick Allen.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed LB Clifford Charlton, WR Titus Dixon, DL Willie Fears and RB Michael Owens.

Los Angeles Rams--Agreed to a three-year contract extension with coach John Robinson.

New England Patriots -- Named Ian Pyka strength and conditioning coach.

Arena Football -- Dallas Texans named Mike Trigg offensive coordinator, John Fontes defensive coordinator and Aaron Mitchell special teams coordinator.


New York Rangers --Sent RW Steven Rice and RW Tie Domi to Binghamton (AHL).

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Named Tony Esposito director of hockey operations.

Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL) -- Recalled G Byron Dafoe from Hampton Roads (ECHL).

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Calumet Farm -- Named trainer John Ward Jr. president.

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