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.
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