Baseball Orioles -- Activated IF Tim Hulett. Optioned IF/OF Jack Voigt to Triple-A Rochester.
Chicago Cubs -- Fired vice president for scouting and player development Dick Balderson and director of minor-league operations Bill Harford. Announced that assistant director of scouting Scott Nelson would assume interim responsibility for scouting and player development.
Kansas City Royals -- Placed OF Kevin McReynolds on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF/1B Jeff Conine from Triple-A Omaha.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed OF Eric Davis on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Tom Goodwin from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Recalled P Bruce Ruffin from Triple-A Denver. Sent OF Alex Diaz to Denver. Named Steve Ethier traveling secretary.
Seattle Mariners -- Purchased the contract of P Shawn Barton from Triple-A Calgary. Designated P Juan Agosto for assignment.
Texas Rangers -- Placed P Danny Leon on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of P Matt Whiteside from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Basketball Los Angeles Lakers -- Announced that G/F Terry Teagle signed a one-year contract with Italian champion Benetton Treviso.
Minnesota Timberwolves -- Signed F Bob McCann.
College NCAA -- Placed the University of Texas-Pan American men's basketball program on probation for three years for rules violations.
Jacksonville -- Named Scott Clark sports information director.
Kean -- Named Rich Alercio defensive coordinator.
Loyola -- Named Steve Jones director of athletic media relations and publications. Jones has been sports information director at the school since 1987. Named Dan Gretz assistant director of athletic media relations and publications.
Molloy -- Named Howard Haag men's basketball coach, Charles Marquardt men's assistant basketball coach, Tony Razzziano and Tyler Zenghi women's assistant basketball coaches, Andy Carracino men's golf coach, and Matt Ferrand men's cross country coach.
Mount St. Mary's -- Announced the resignation of track coach Jim Deegan to become full-time soccer coach. Named Mike Merritt men's and women's track coach.
Saint Louis -- Named Jerry Schwertfeger head athletic trainer and strength coach.
Southwest Texas State -- Named Keith Moreland assistant baseball coach.
Texas A&M; -- Named Jeanne Sutherland women's golf coach.
Trinity (Illinois) -- Named George Suitor men's and women's cross country and indoor track teams coach and assistant coach for men's and women's outdoor track teams.
Wesleyan -- Named Brenda Skelley men's and women's swimming coach, Craig Raye assistant football coach and men's and women's track teams coach, and Richard Beal assistant football coach and assistant lacrosse coach.
Football Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed WR Carl Pickens. Released DE Chris Burns, P Troy Faunce, QB Jason Palumbis, WR Mark Benson and WR Larry Pitts.
Cleveland Browns -- Waived CB Timothy Hill.
Dallas Cowboys -- Signed LB Vinson Smith to a three-year contract.
Green Bay Packers -- Signed LB Mark D'Onofrio to a three-year contract, and WR Charles Wilson to a two-year contract.
Los Angeles Raiders -- Signed CB Darrel Hopper. Released WR Mike Reddick.
Hockey Boston Bruins -- Signed C Dave Poulin.
San Jose Sharks -- Signed G Jeff Hackett.
Peoria Rivermen -- Signed F Mark Bassen.