BaseballAstros: Placed OF Brian Hunter on the...


Astros: Placed OF Brian Hunter on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Ray Montgomery from Triple-A Tucson.


Indians: Placed P Dennis Martinez on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of P Danny Graves from Triple-A Buffalo.

Yankees: Recalled C Jorge Posada from Triple-A Columbus. Optioned P Billy Brewer to Columbus.


Rochester (Triple-A): Activated 1B Billy Owens from the DL.


U.S. Olympic team: Officially named G Gary Payton to replaced injured F Glenn Robinson.

Hawks: G Craig Ehlo became a free agent after the Hawks declined to exercise their contract option, which would have paid him $1.8 million in 1996-97. He averaged 8.5 points.

Mavericks: Traded F Cherokee Parks (3.9 points, 3.4 rebounds in '96-'97) to Minnesota. The Timberwolves agreed to remove 2-6 lottery protection on the 1997 first-round pick Dallas acquired from them in the 1994 Sean Rooks trade.


Nicholls State: Announced the resignation of Mike Knight, baseball coach, so that he may accept the position of full-time athletic director.

Pub Date: 6/30/96