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Orioles -- Placed OF Jeffrey Hammonds on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Mark Smith from Triple-A Rochester.

Atlanta Braves -- Activated 2B Mark Lemke from the 15-day DL. Designated IF Mike Sharperson for assignment.

Boston Red Sox -- Requested that pitching coach John Cumberland take a leave of absence and announced that Al Nipper will assume the duties of pitching coach.

California Angels -- Activated DH Chili Davis from the 15-day DL. Placed P Mike Bielecki on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 17.

Chicago White Sox -- Purchased the contract of P Dave Righetti from Triple-A Nashville. Traded OF Warren Newson to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named.

Cincinnati Reds -- Optioned P C. J. Nitkowski to Triple-A Indianapolis. Recalled P Johnny Ruffin from Indianapolis.

Florida Marlins -- Sent OF Andre Dawson to Single-A Brevard County for a four-game rehabilitation assignment. Assigned P Jason Tidwell to Single-A Kane County.

Minnesota Twins -- Placed 1B-OF Jerald Clark on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Ricardo Ingram from Triple-A Salt Lake City.

Montreal Expos -- Designated P Luis Aquino for assignment. Purchased the contract of P Willie Fraser from Triple-A Ottawa.

New York Yankees -- Recalled P Brian Boehringer from Triple-A Columbus, and then returned him to Columbus. Optioned P Dave Pavlas to Columbus. Recalled P Joe Ausanio from Columbus.

Oakland Athletics -- Recalled P Steve Wojciechowski from Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned P Scott Baker to Edmonton.

San Francisco Giants -- Purchased the contract of P Carlos Valdez from Triple-A Phoenix. Optioned P Ken Greer to Phoenix. Transferred P Pat Gomez from the 15-day to 60-day DL.

Seattle Mariners -- Designated C Chad Kreuter for assignment.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Released P Danny Darwin. Activated OF Mike Huff from the DL.

South Atlantic League (Single-A) -- Named Brian Smith of the Hagerstown Suns Pitcher of the Week.


Chicago Bears -- Signed LB Sean Harris and DB Kenny Gales.

L Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed T Melvin Tuten and S Sam Shade.

Green Bay Packers -- Signed DL Darius Holland.

Houston Oilers -- Agreed to terms with DL Anthony Cook.

Indianapolis Colts -- Re-signed RB Ronald Humphrey.

Minnesota Vikings -- Signed LB John Solomon and RB James Stewart.

New England Patriots -- Signed LB Ted Johnson and RB Curtis Martin.

New York Giants -- Signed OT Chuck Bradley and WR Robert Kilow.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed G Brenden Stai, DT Oliver Gibson, LB Donta Jones, CB Lethon Flowers and CB Barron Miles.

Seattle Seahawks -- Signed WR Eddie Goines and placed him on the active-no football injury list. Waived G Mike Kegarise.

Washington Redskins -- Signed K Chip Lohmiller, WR Olanda Truitt, OT Brian Thure and DB Scott Turner.

Stallions (CFL) -- Transferred the contract rights of K Donald Igwebuike to the Memphis Mad Dogs.

B.C. Lions (CFL) -- Added DB Kelly Sims to the roster from the suspended list. Placed WR Stephan Ptaszek on the injured list.

Memphis Mad Dogs (CFL) -- Placed DB Bobby Dawson on the injured list.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) -- Added WR Troy Dickey to the practice roster.


Buffalo Sabres -- Named Ted Nolan head coach. Promoted assistant coach Don Lever to associate coach; named Terry Martin assistant coach.

Dallas Stars -- Signed C Bob Bassen.

Vancouver Canucks -- Announced that assistant coach Ron Smith will not return to the club next season.

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