Angels: Acquired C Angelo Encarnacion from Padres for IF-OF Aaron Guiel and assigned Encarnacion to Triple-A Vancouver. Placed OF Orlando Palmeiro (back spasms) on 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Greg Cadaret from Vancouver.
Astros: Placed 3B Sean Berry (strained left calf) on 15-day DL. Recalled 3B Russ Johnson from Triple-A New Orleans.
Pirates: Placed RHP Francisco Cordova (inflamed right elbow) on 15-day DL, Recalled P Chris Peters from Triple-A Calgary.
Rangers: Placed former Orioles 2B Mark McLemore (sore left knee) on 15-day DL. Bought contract of OF Alex Diaz from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Transferred P Xavier Hernandez from 15-day to 60-day DL. Assigned RHP Roger Pavlik to Double-A Tulsa for rehab assignment.
NFL: Suspended Dolphins DB Clayton Holmes four games for unspecified violation of league's substance-abuse policy.
Redskins: Released DT Romeo Bandison, DE Ryan Kuehl and WR Chris Thomas.
Pub Date: 8/24/97