Atlantic League: Independent minor league announced it will begin play with 100-game schedule in May 1997 in Atlantic City; Newark, N.J.; Albany, N.Y.; Islip, N.Y.; Lehigh Valley, Pa.; and an unidentified Maryland town.
Orioles: Released P Mark Lee.
Blue Jays: Optioned P Paul Spoljaric, P Ken Robinson, P Marty Janzen and IF Miguel Cairo to Triple-A Syracuse. Sent C Rich Rowland to minor-league camp.
Cardinals: Released former Orioles P Gregg Olson.
Cubs: Sent P Duane Ward, C Matt Merullo and former Orioles IF Bret Barberie to minor-league camp. Optioned OF Doug Glanville to Triple-A Iowa.
Dodgers: Placed P Darren Dreifort and P Rick Gorecki on 15-day DL.
Giants: Released P Scott Service. Placed P Sergio Valdez on 60-day DL and P Rich DeLucia on 15-day DL.
Mariners: Placed P Chris Bosio on 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of C John Marzano from Triple-A Tacoma. Designated P Sal Urso for assignment. Optioned P Tim Davis and P Salomon Torres to Tacoma. Sent P Mike Butcher and C Todd Pratt to minor-league camp. Released OF Luis Polonia.
Marlins: Optioned P Livan Hernandez and P Matt Whisenant to Triple-A Charlotte. Released P Ryan Bowen. Sent OF Tommy Gregg and OF Darryl Whitmore to minor-league camp.
Mets: Placed P Bill Pulsipher on 15-day DL. Re-acquired P Joe Crawford from Red Sox for $25,000 as Rule 5 draft selection and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
Phillies: Optioned 1B Gene Schall, 3B Howard Battle and OF Glenn Murray to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Placed P Tyler Green, P Bobby Munoz, former Orioles P Curt Schilling, P David West, IF Mike Benjamin and OF Tony Longmire on 15-day DL.
Pirates: Released IF Kevin Young.
Rangers: Placed SS Benji Gil, P Chris Nichting and P Chris Howard on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.
Reds: Optioned IF Eric Owens to Triple-A Indianapolis. Sent IF Roberto Mejia to minor-league camp.
Rockies: Placed P Bill Swift on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.
Twins: Assigned former Orioles P Scott Klingenbeck and P Mike Trombley to minor-league camp.
White Sox: Optioned P Luis Andujar, P James Baldwin, P Scott Ruffcorn, P Mike Sirotka and 3B Olmedo Saenz to Triple-A Nashville. Sent P Richard Sauveur and C Chris Tremie to minor-league camp.
Yankees: Placed IF Tony Fernandez on 60-day DL.
Knicks: Activated F Charles Oakley from injured list. Placed F Ronnie Grandison on injured list.
Great Eight Tournament: Announced early season tournament will be held at United Center in Chicago for five years.
Alabama-Birmingham: Announced retirement of Gene Bartow, men's basketball coach. Named Murry Bartow coach.
Delaware: Announced resignation of Joyce Perry, women's basketball coach, and Sue Kempert, women's assistant.
Illinois-Chicago: Named Jimmy Collins men's basketball coach.
Morgan State: Named Orlando Persell quarterbacks coach.
Texas-San Antonio: Named Terry Gray women's basketball coach.
UNLV: Named LaDonna McClain women's basketball coach.
Bills: Signed S Kurt Schulz to three-year contract extension.
Bears: Signed OL Mike Sullivan, G Octus Polk and DL Scotty Lewis.
49ers: Signed S Charles Anthony to three-year contract.
Giants: Signed G Ken Dammann. C Bart Oates announced his retirement.
Jets: Terminated contract of DE Donald Evans.
Packers: Signed WR Don Beebe.
Patriots: Released LB Vincent Brown and S Myron Guyton.
Oilers: Agreed to contract terms with S Rafael Robinson. Named Rennie Simmons offensive line coach and Alan Lowry defensive assistant-quality control coach.
Raiders: Selected Redwood Middle School in Napa, Calif., as new preseason training camp site.
Saints: Signed S Shane Pahukoa and K John Becksvoort to one-year contracts.
USA Hockey: Named Mike Milbury GM of 1996 National Team.
Blackhawks: Recalled G Jimmy Waite from IHL Indianapolis.
Flyers: Recalled D Aris Brimanis from AHL Hershey.
Jets: Placed C Alexei Zhamnov on injured list, retroactive to March 23.
Sabres: Sent F Rob Conn to AHL Rochester. Assigned C Wayne Primeau to Rochester. Recalled RW Dane Jackson from loan to Rochester.
Pub Date: 3/27/96