Cubs: Optioned OF Brant Brown to Triple-A Iowa.
Giants: Placed OF Darryl Hamilton (dislocated right thumb) on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 17. Reinstated OF Stan Javier from restricted list.
Indians: Signed OF Ryan Thompson (Chestertown); assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
Tigers: Placed C Matt Walbeck (broken wrist) on 15-day DL. Recalled C Raul Casanova from Triple-A Toledo.
Jaguars: Signed PK Mike Hollis, TE Rich Griffith and DT Andre Davis.
Rams: Signed G John Gerak.
Pub Date: 4/20/97