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Angels: Activated P Chuck McElroy from 15-day DL. Designated P Kyle Abbott for assignment.

Astros: Placed P Doug Drabek (bruised right hand) on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of OF Mike Simms from Triple-A Tucson. Signed P Mark Johnson, first-round draft pick.

tTC Blue Jays: Signed SS Brent Abernathy, second-round draft pick.

Braves: Designated P Brad Woodall for assignment.

Cardinals: Recalled 1B Dmitri Young from Triple-A Louisville. Waived former Orioles P Mike Morgan.

Expos: Placed P Rheal Cormier (sprained ulnar collateral ligament of left elbow) on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of C Raul Chavez from Triple-A Ottawa. Announced that director of player development Bill Geivett will retire at end of season and be replaced by Dave Littlefield.

Mariners: Placed P Randy Johnson (back surgery) on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Greg McCarthy from Triple-A Tacoma.


Bulls: Assistant coach John Paxson resigned.

Mavericks: Named Mark Aguirre director of player development and scouting and Charlie Parker, Jack Nolan and Lanny Van Eman assistant coaches.

Rockets: Signed G Sam Mack, G Tracy Moore and ex-Bullets C Charles Jones.


Broncos: Signed TE Michael Titley to practice squad. Released RB Gary Downs.

Cardinals: Signed TE Johnny McWilliams and LB Devon McDonald. Waived DT Mike Foley.

Chiefs: Signed CB Dorian Brew to practice squad. Waived DB Adrian Robinson.

Dolphins: Signed TE Bobby Neely to practice squad.

Eagles: Signed RB Chris Buckhalter, WR Dialleo Burks, CB Fredric Ford, LB Whit Marshall to practice squad.

Falcons: Re-signed CB D. J. Johnson. Signed WR Burnell Roques. Extended contract of RB Craig Heyward one year. Placed CB Tim Denton (separated shoulder) on IR.

Giants: Signed WR Kevin Alexander to practice squad.

Rams: Released LB Thomas Homco. Signed LB Antonio Goss.


Coyotes: Signed former Skipjacks and Capitals F Reggie Savage.

Kings: Signed G Jean-Claude Bergeron. Named Greg Dreschel scout.

Oilers: Signed free-agent C Jesse Belanger, who had been with Canucks, to two-year contract.

Senators: Signed free-agent C Dave Hannan, who had been with Avalanche.

Chicago (IHL): Re-signed former Skipjacks and Capitals LW Steve Maltais.

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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