Cincinnati Reds -- Signed P Scott Service to a contract with Triple-A Nashville.
Houston Astros -- Sent P Darryl Kile and C Eddie Taubensee to Triple-A Tucson and called up P Willie Blair and C Scooter Tucker. Agreed to a one-year contract that includes a $700,000 signing bonus with Cal State-Fullerton 3B Phil Nevin, the top pick the amateur draft, KRIV-TV of Houston reported.
Kansas City Royals -- Signed P Sherard Clinkscales, P John Dickens, P David Bladow, P Chris Sheehan, P James Hodgson, OF David Cornell, OF Larry Sutton, OF Eric Walls, C Sean Delaney and 2B Steven Sisco to minor-league contracts.
Montreal Expos -- Activated OF Ivan Calderon from the 15-day DL.
New York Mets -- Signed 3B Christopher Saunders and OF Johnathen Smith to minor-league contracts.
Seattle Mariners -- Placed OF Ken Griffey on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Purchased the contract of IF Mike Blowers from Triple-A Calgary.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Optioned P Pat Hentgen to Triple-A Syracuse. Recalled P Mike Timlin from a medical rehabilitation assignment. Signed OF Todd Steverson, P Michael Rich, P Walter Bilss and P Pat Crema to minor-league contracts.
Blockbuster Bowl -- Promoted Brian Flajole, associate executive director, to executive vice president.
Alabama -- Promoted David Hobbs, men's assistant basketball coach, to men's basketball coach and signed him to a four-year contract.
Auburn -- Named Mike Lude athletic director.
F: Missouri-Rolla -- Named Mark Mullin athletic director.
Miami Dolphins -- Named Tom Braatz (fired in November after five seasons as executive VP of football operations for the Green Bay Packers) director of college scouting.
New York Jets -- Signed WR Thomas Woods.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Released DB William Frizzell, RB Hyland Hickson and WR Stacey Simmons.
NHL -- Announced the resignation of John Ziegler, president, effective Sept. 30.
Milwaukee Admirals (IHL) -- Signed coach Curt Fraser to a multiyear contract. Named Peter Bakovic assistant coach. Announced that the club has terminated its working agreement with the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL and will operate as an independent this season.
U.S. Soccer Federation -- Named Timo Liekoski full-time assistant coach for the U.S. national team through the 1994 World Cup.