Astros: Signed P John Johnstone, IF-OF Mike Brumley and C Jerry Goff to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.
Cubs: Signed free-agent P Doug Jones, who had been with Orioles, to one-year contract. Designated P Tanyon Sturtze for assignment.
Pirates: Signed free-agent 3B Charlie Hayes, who had been with Phillies, for one year.
Yankees: Acquired OF Tim Raines from White Sox for future considerations.
Bullets: Waived C Ed Stokes.
Grizzlies: Waived F Antonio Harvey.
@4 Heat: Activated G Rex Chapman from injured list.
Senior Bowl: Named Bears' Dave Wannstedt coach of South and Seahawks' Dennis Erickson coach of North.
I= Canisius: Freshman F David Allen left basketball program.
Cardinals: Signed LB Garth Jax for $250,000 next season and $300,000 in 1997.
Rams: Special teams coach Wayne Sevier, who won two Super Bowls as a Redskins assistant, retired.
Blues: Recalled RW Paul Broten from AHL Worcester. Reassigned F Dave Roberts to Worcester.
Devils: Sent D Cale Hulse on loan to AHL Albany. Recalled D Ricard Persson from Albany. Placed D Tommy Albelin on injured list.
Kings: Acquired D John Slaney from Avalanche for sixth-round pick in 1996.
Sabres: Signed G John Blue for rest of season. Recalled LW Jason Dawe from AHL Rochester. Reassigned RW Dane Jackson and G Steve Shields to Rochester.
Whalers: Acquired RW Kevin Dineen from Flyers for future considerations.
Bandits (AHL): Received D Garrett MacDonald from ECHL Richmond.