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Atlanta Braves -- Claimed P Milt Hill off waivers from Cincinnati.


Cincinnati Reds -- Reinstated P Steve Foster and P Bill Landrum and IF Willie Greene and IF Bip Roberts from the 60-day disabled list and P Tom Browning and IF Barry Larkin off the 15-day disabled list. Declared P Scott Ruskin and OF Jack Daugherty free agents. Assigned P Mike Anderson, IF Keith Kessinger and OF Greg Tubbs and OF Phil Dauphin to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Houston Astros -- Fired Art Howe, manager, and Bill Wood, general manager. Promoted assistant general manager Bob Watson to take Wood's place.


New York Mets -- Sent 2B Doug Saunders and SS Kevin Baez outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Seattle Mariners -- Waived P Dwayne Henry and OF Dann Howitt and ex-Orioles OF Larry Sheets for the purpose of giving them their unconditional release.

Texas Rangers -- Extended the contracts of Kevin Kennedy, manager; Tom Grieve, general manager; and Sandy Johnson, assistant general manager for player personnel and scouting.


Charlotte Hornets -- Signed F Larry Johnson to a multiyear contract.

Golden State Warriors -- Signed F Josh Grant, acquired from the Denver Nuggets in a draft-day trade. No terms of the deal were disclosed.

Indianapolis Pacers -- Signed G Thomas Hill.

Sacramento Kings -- Signed C Randy Breuer and second-round draft picks F Evers Burns (Maryland) and F/C Mike Peplowski.



Buffalo Sabres -- Assigned D Dean Melanson to Rochester (AHL).

Hartford Whalers -- Signed D Chris Pronger to a four-year contract.

New Jersey Devils -- Sent C Janne Ojanen to Albany (AHL). Assigned G Mike Dunham to the United States Olympic team.

New York Islanders -- Assigned RW Dan Plante and G Danny Lorenz to Salt Lake (IHL).

Philadelphia Flyers -- Traded D Terry Carkner to the Detroit Red Wings for D Yves Racine and a 1994 fourth-round draft pick.


Quebec Nordiques -- Signed G Jocelyn Thibault to a three-year contract.

San Jose Sharks -- Signed D Vlastimil Kroupa.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Sent C Brent Gretzky to Atlanta (IHL). Traded D Peter Ahola to the Calgary Flames for future considerations.