Orioles -- Signed 2B Jecen Martinez, the son of former P Tippy Martinez.
Chicago White Sox -- Placed SS Craig Grebeck on the 15-day DL. Recalled IF Shawn Jeter from Triple-A Vancouver.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed P Tom Candiotti on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Kip Gross from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Oakland Athletics -- Activated 2B Lance Blankenship from the 15-day DL. Designated P Gene Nelson for assignment.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Traded IF Dale Sveum (.178 in 54 games) to the Chicago White Sox for minor-league P Keith Shepherd (3-3, 2.14 ERA in 40 appearances for Double-A Birmingham). Shepherd will report to Double-A Reading.
Texas Rangers -- Recalled OF David Hulse from Triple-A Oklahoma. Assigned C Ray Stephens outright to Oklahoma City.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Placed P Dave Stieb on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Mike Timlin from Triple-A Syracuse.
Denver Nuggets -- COMSAT Corp. announced that it will buy the remaining 25 percent of the club from Peter Bynoe and other limited partners, making COMSAT the team's sole owner.
San Antonio Spurs -- Signed F-C Larry Smith, 34, an unrestricted free agent who played nine years with the Golden State Warriors and spent the past three seasons with the Houston Rockets. He ranks No. 7 on the current all-time rebounding list with 7,857.
Catholic -- Named Mike Lonergan, an assistant at Colgate, men's basketball coach.
Emory -- Named Pete Manuel men's basketball coach.
Loras -- Named Mike Hoskins football defensive coordinator.
Oklahoma -- Named Jay Price men's assistant basketball coach.
St. Bonaventure -- Named Jim Baron men's basketball coach.
Westchester C.C. -- Named Mark Finnegan women's basketball coach.
William Paterson -- Announced the resignation of Patty Delehanty, women's basketball coach.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Announced the retirement of LB Leo Barker.
Green Bay Packers -- Waived WR Paul Richardson.
Seattle Seahawks -- Signed CB Dwayne Harper to two one-year contracts.
Ottawa Senators -- Named Brian McKenna director of hockey operations.
Winnipeg Jets -- Signed D Teppo Numminen.