Boston Red Sox -- Placed OF Ivan Calderon on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Recalled P Kenny Ryan from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Cleveland Indians -- Designated OF Thomas Howard for assignment.
Kansas City Royals -- Announced that P Hipolito Pichardo will be placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, retroactive to Saturday, and that P Mike Magnante will be recalled from Triple-A Omaha.
Minnesota Twins -- Purchased the contract of 3B Terry Jorgensen from Triple-A Portland. Moved 1B-OF Gene Larkin from the 15-day to the 60-day emergency DL.
New York Mets -- Optioned P Anthony Young to Triple-A Norfolk. Purchased the contract of P Josias Manzanillo from Norfolk.
Seattle Mariners -- Placed 3B Edgar Martinez on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Russ Swan from Triple-A Calgary. Signed P Ken Cloude (McDonogh), OF Daleon Isom and C Andy Augustine.
Houston Rockets -- Signed F-C Richard Petruska and C Eric Riley to multi-year contracts.
Washington Bullets -- Confirmed that rookie C-F Conrad McRae would be playing in Turkey this season.
Northeastern -- Announced that AD Irwin Cohen is leaving the position to become special assistant to the university president. Named football coach Barry Gallup AD.
Chicago Bears -- Traded LB John Roper, S Markus Paul and TE Kelly Blackwell to the Dallas Cowboys for LB Vinson Smith, LB Barry Minter and a draft pick.
Cleveland Browns -- Signed DB Richard Johnson. Waived LB Gary Casper.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Released LB David Little.
Edmonton Oilers -- Agreed to terms with D Ilya Byakin, LW Alexander Kerch and LW Oleg Maltsev.
Hartford Whalers -- Signed U.S. Olympic team D Barry Richter to a multi-year contract.
New York Islanders -- Agreed to terms with D Dean Chynoweth, D Wayne McBean and F David Chyzowski.
New York Rangers -- Signed F Shawn McCosh and LW Mike McLaughlin.
Ottawa Senators -- Announced that Bruce M. Firestone will step down as chairman and governor, effective Aug. 31. Appointed Roderick Brydon governor.
San Jose Sharks -- Agreed to terms with LW Bob Errey. Announced that C Kelly Kisio will not return to the team.