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Chicago Cubs -- Signed P Brandon Pico, P Keenie Steenstra, P Collin Kerley, IF Brant Brown, IF Chris Peterson, IF Patrick Fairly, OF Daniel Madsen, OF Tyrone Lewis and C Paul Stojsavjevic to minor-league contracts.

DTC New York Yankees -- Sent OF Jesse Barfield to Triple-A Albany on a rehabilitation assignment.

Houston Astros -- Placed P Mark Portugal on 15-day DL. Recalled P Brian Williams from Triple-A Tucson.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed P Trevor Humphrey, C Jason Moler and OF Tim Cornish to minor-league contracts.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Purchased the contract of OF Dave Clark from Triple-A Buffalo. Recalled IF John Wehner from Buffalo. Placed OF-1B Gary Redus on the 15-day DL. Optioned IF Carlos Garcia to Buffalo. Signed OF Shon Walker.

San Francisco Giants -- Activated OF Mark Leonard from the 15-day DL and sent him to Triple-A Tucson.

Seattle Mariners -- Placed P Randy Johnson and P Jim Acker on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Mike Walker and P Mark Grant from Triple-A Calgary. Signed P Tom Drees to a contract with Calgary.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed SS Brandon Cromer, P Sy Dorsey, P Scott Kennedy, 3B-OF Scott McCloughan to minor-league contracts.


WBL -- Announced that the Jacksonville Stingrays and Boca Raton Jades will cease operations immediately.

New Jersey Jammers (USBL) -- Signed G Maurice Alexander. Placed G Ron Moore on the taxi squad.


Massachusetts -- Named Gerry Azzinaro linebackers coach.

MA RPI -- Announced the resignation of lacrosse coach Jake Reed.


Detroit Red Wings -- Signed RW Dallas Drake.

Hartford Whalers -- Traded D Brad Shaw to the New Jersey Devils for future considerations.

Hartford Whalers -- Named Paul Holmgren coach. Traded D Brad Shaw to the New Jersey Devils for future considerations.

Minnesota North Stars -- Traded D Al Pedersen to the Hartford Whalers for future considerations.

Montreal Canadiens -- Signed LW Benoit Brunet to a one-year contract.

New York Islanders -- Extended the contracts of RW Steve Thomas and LW Benoit Hogue.

Ottowa Senators -- Named Rick Bowness coach.

Toronto Maple Leafs -- Acquired D Brad Marsh from the Detroit Red Wings and G Jarmo Myllys from the San Jose Sharks for future considerations.

Washington Capitals -- Traded LW Nick Kypreos to the Hartford Whalers for RW Mark Hunter and future considerations. Signed RW Tim Bergland and G Bernie Wolf.

Winnipeg Jets -- Traded G Stephane Beauregard to the Buffalo Sabres for C Christian Ruuttu and future considerations.

Horse racing

Belmont Park -- Suspended jockey Mike Smith for seven days for careless riding in the fifth race on June 13.


Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed LB Ron Goetz and LB William Kirksey.

B6 New England Patriots -- Signed LB Ilia Jarostchuk.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed LB Hardy Nickerson to a one-year contract.

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