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Blue Jays: Signed OF Vernon Wells, P Woody Heath, P Matt McClellan, P Travis Hubbel, P Colin Brackeen, IF Brian Barnett, P Matt Weimer, P David Huggins, P John Sneed, P Anthony Salley, IF Andrew Barrett and P Tim Lacefield. Agreed to terms with P Eric Schultz, P Scott Barrett, P Adam Herndon and P Ken Folkers.

Devil Rays: Signed P Jason Standridge, their first-round pick in this week's amateur draft.

Diamondbacks: Signed P Mike Rooney and P Jamie Puorto.

Expos: Purchased the contract of IF Jose Vidro from Triple-A Ottawa. Designated P Derek Aucoin for assignment. Signed SS Scott Hodges, SS Anthony Taracciolo, P Julio Perez, P Scott Strickland, P Clarence Blank, P Ryan Van Gilder, P Joseph Fretwell and C John White.

Padres: Placed IF Terry Shumpert on the 15-day DL.

Reds: Placed P John Smiley on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 2. Recalled P Brett Tomko from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Royals: Placed P Jamie Walker on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of P Jose Santiago from Single-A Lansing. Transferred P Jaime Bluma from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Released P Todd Van Poppel from Triple-A Omaha.

Twins: Signed C Bryant Melson, IF Lateef Vaughn, P Matt Jurgena, and P Nate Melson.

Yankees: Recalled IF Andy Fox from Triple-A Columbus.

Red Wings (Triple-A): Placed C Tim Laker on the DL, retroactive to June 5. Promoted C Ryan Luzinski from Double-A Bowie.

Skychiefs (Triple-A): Acquired OF Ryan Thompson (Chestertown) from Triple-A Buffalo for former Orioles IF Jeff Manto.


Army: Named Pat Harris men's basketball coach.


Chargers: Re-signed restricted free-agent OT Vaughn Parker to a three-year contract.

Packers: Signed S Derrick Hoskins.

Patriots: Re-signed restricted free-agent LB Marty Moore. Signed 1997 second-round draft pick DT Brandon Mitchell.

Raiders: Signed free-agent RB John Henry Mills.

Steelers: Agreed to terms with DB Daryl Porter.


Hurricanes: Signed D Hugh Hamilton, F Sami Kapenen and F Ian MacNeil to multi-year contracts.

Sabres: Signed LW Daniel Bienvenue, LW Mark Dutiaume, LW Denis Hamel, D Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre and C Mike Zanutto.

Stars: Signed F Guy Carbonneau and RW Juha Lind to one-year contracts.

Pub Date: 6/07/97

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