Orioles: Named Mike Easler roving minor-league batting instructor and Heather Tillis administrative assistant for public relations.
Houston Astros: Traded P Pedro Martinez to the San Diego Padres for IF Ray Holbert. Sent IF Andy Stankiewicz, OF Mike Brumley and P Craig McMurtry outright to Triple-A Tucson. Activated P John Hudek from the 60-day DL.
Milwaukee Brewers: Reinstated P Cal Eldred, P Jose Mercedes and P Al Reyes and OF Turner Ward from the 60-day DL list to the 40-man roster. Sent P Ron Rightnowar, P Joe Slusarski and OF Derek Wachter outright to Triple-A New Orleans. Gave P Jeff Bronkey his unconditional release.
Montreal Expos: Designated P Butch Henry for assignment.
Pittsburgh Pirates:Pittsburgh Pirates: Named Trent Jewitt manager, Dave Rajsich pitcher/coach and Sandy Krum trainer for Triple-A Calgary.
Charlotte Hornets: Matched the Minnesota Timberwolves' offer sheet to C LeRon Ellis.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Waived F Herb Baker.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Signed C Sean Rooks.
NCAA: Named Seton Hall athletic director Laurence Keating chairman of the men's basketball rules committee and Kansas men's basketball coach Roy Wil
liams to the men's basketball rules committee.
Carolina Panthers: Signed LB Phil Yeboah-Kodie to the practice squad.
Cincinnati Bengals: Released WR Jeff Query.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Placed TE Derek Brown and LB Reggie Clark on IR. Signed S Darren Studstill from the New York Jets' practice squad. Signed LB Bernard Carter.
Miami Dolphins: Signed QB Doug Pederson. Waived WR Ricky Sanders. Dropped K Joe Nedney and added WR Demeris Johnson to the practice squad.
New York Jets: Signed S Lonnie Young. Waived WR Curtis Ceaser.
San Jose Sharks: Agreed to terms with coach Kevin Constantine on a three-year contract.
Vancouver Canucks: Agreed to terms with LW Larry Courville and assigned him to AHL Syracuse. Assigned D Adrian Aucoin and C John McIntyre to Syracuse.
Baltimore Spirit (NPSL): Signed F Pete Schneiders and G Jim McCombs.