BaseballBoston Red Sox -- Assigned IF Steve...


Boston Red Sox -- Assigned IF Steve Lyons to Triple-A Pawtucket.


California Angels -- Transferred P Julio Valera from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

Cincinnati Reds -- Activated IF Bip Roberts from the disabled list.


Colorado Rockies -- Traded P Butch Henry to the Montreal Expos for P Kent Bottenfield. Optioned P Keith Shepherd to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Florida Marlins -- Acquired P Robb Nen and P Kurt Miller from the Texas Rangers for P Cris Carpenter.

Houston Astros -- Placed IF Casey Candaele on the 15-day DL due to a strained left shoulder. Recalled OF Rick Parker from Triple-A Tucson.

Seattle Mariners -- Assigned 3B Edgar Martinez to Double-A Jacksonville for a 20-day rehabilitation assignment and P Rich DeLucia to Triple-A Calgary for a 30-day rehabilitation assignment.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed P Alan Benes and assigned him to Single-A Glens Falls.

San Francisco Giants -- Placed P Bud Black on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Gino Minutelli from Triple-A Phoenix.


Rapid City Thrillers (CBA) -- Re-signed Eric Musselman, coach and general manager, to a one-year contract.



Detroit Lions -- Re-signed WR Aubrey Matthews and signed three draft choices: LB Antonio London, CB Greg Jeffries and CB Kevin Miniefield. Placed LB Michael Cofer, LB Tracy Hayworth and RB Ed Tillison on the physically unable to perform list. Placed TE Jimmie Johnson on the non-football injury list. Waived CB Antoine Bennett. Signed CB Alonzo Hampton.

Houston Oilers -- Signed WR Travis Hannah, TE John Henry Mills, OT Chuck Bradley, WR Patrick Robinson, CB Blaine Bishop, DE Matt Pearson.

Miami Dolphins -- Waived WR Mark Duper and DB Kerry Glenn. Signed WR Mike Williams. Agreed to terms with WR O. J. McDuffie, a first-round pick.

Minnesota Vikings -- Signed RB Robert Smith and DT Gilbert Brown.

New England Patriots -- Released OL Reggie Redding and OL Keith Ballard.


Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed WR Victor Bailey, the team's second-round pick.

San Diego Chargers -- Signed CB Darrien Gordon, a first-round draft choice, to a three-year contract.


San Jose Sharks -- Signed restricted free-agent LW Kelly Miller of the Washington Capitals to an offer sheet.

Louisville Icehawks (ECHL) -- Agreed to terms with coach Warren Young on a three-year contract.