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Detroit Tigers -- Signed first-round draft pick P Ricky Greene, a U.S. Olympian from Louisiana State, to a minor-league contract. He is expected to finish the season with Double-A London.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Recalled C Dave Nilsson from Triple-A Denver, where he was hitting .317 with three home runs and 39 RBI. Placed C Tim McIntosh (.176, 0 HRs, 6 RBI) on the 15-day DL with a bruised right index finger.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Placed OF Lenny Dykstra on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Braulio Castillo from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Purchased P Danny Cox, an 18-game winner for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985 who has spent most of the past five seasons either disabled or rehabilitating, from Triple-A Buffalo. Placed P Zane Smith on the 15-day DL for a second time in a month because of tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.

Seattle Mariners -- Placed P Kerry Woodson (0-1, 3.29 ERA) on the 15-day DL with sprained ligaments in his right elbow. The team sent him to Triple-A Calgary on Friday, but that transaction was voided yesterday after he was examined by team doctor Larry Pedegana. The disabled-list assignment is retroactive to Wednesday.


Rapid City Thrillers (CBA) -- Traded F Joe Ward to the Rochester Renegade for C Dave Popson.


Big South Conference -- Named Cumberland native and Western Maryland graduate Carl McAloose assistant commissioner.

Cal State-Fullerton -- Named Ardeshir Asgari wrestling coach.

Colgate -- Named former Navy assistant coach Jerry Hartman secondary coach.

North Carolina-Wilmington -- Named Jim Sprecher track and cross country coach.


Chicago Bears -- Released WR Walter Jones, WR Darron Johnson, RB Travis Talton, FB Robert Taylor and G Alex Rankin.

Cleveland Browns -- Released C Mike Baab, the Browns' fifth-round draft pick out of Texas in 1982.

Dallas Cowboys -- Released DB Donald Harris; who spent 3 1/2 seasons in the Texas Rangers organization; OT James Brown; and CB Michael James.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Waived DE Ed Shropshire. Signed T Rich Baldinger.

New York Jets -- Announced QB Ken O'Brien agreed to terms on a deal said to be worth $3.5 million over two years with up to $700,000 in incentives.

Phoenix Cardinals -- Released WR Verlon Brown, WR Bernard Edwards, PK Philip Doyle, DT Doug Dutton, DT Lance Wilson, RB Reggie Yarbrough and OT Mike Nord.


NHL Players Association -- Named New York Rangers RW Mike Gartner, senior vice president, temporary president, replacing Bryan Trottier, who accepted an executive position with the New York Islanders. Trottier said he had recommended "very highly" that Gartner's interim status become permanent when elections are held in the near future.

Minnesota North Stars -- Acquired LW Mike McPhee from the Montreal Canadiens for a 1993 fifth-round draft pick.

New York Islanders -- Replaced GM Bill Torrey with Don Maloney. Announced that Jerome Grossman will serve as president and chief operating officer, responsible for the club's day-to-day operations, with Bryan Trottier as his executive assistant. Torrey will remain as a consultant.

New York Rangers -- Signed D Mike Hurlbut and C Brian McReynolds.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Named Skip Thayer head trainer, Jocko Cayer equipment manager, Frosty Forristal assistant trainer and Gordon Hurlburt strength and conditioning coach.

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