Brewers: Recalled P Brad Woodall from Triple-A Louisville.
Cubs: Traded P Ben VanRyn to Padres for P Don Wengert.
Expos: Reinstated C Bob Henley from 15-day DL; optioned him to Triple-A Ottawa.
Mariners: Sent P Rafael Carmona to Single-A Lancaster on injury rehab.
Mets: Placed C Tim Spehr (broken left wrist) on 15-day DL. Recalled C Todd Pratt from Triple-A Norfolk.
Padres: Transferred P Ed Vosberg from 15- to 60-day DL.
Phillies: Optioned former Orioles P Garrett Stephenson to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Pirates: Recalled OF Manny Martinez from Triple-A Nashville. Placed former Orioles OF Mark Smith on 15-day DL.
Rangers: Activated P Xavier Hernandez from 15-day DL. Optioned P Al Levine to Triple-A Oklahoma. Sent P Jason Beitey to extended spring training. Re-assigned P Chris Tynan to Single-A Savannah.
Reds: Activated 1B Sean Casey from DL. Designated P Todd Williams for assignment.
Royals: Activated OF Jeff Conine from 15-day DL. Optioned P Danny Rios to Triple-A Omaha.
White Sox: Acquired minor-league P Mike Zolecki from Rockies for minor-league P Brian Woods.
Columbus (ABL): Traded 10th pick in first round in draft and conditional early round pick in 1999 to Portland for G Lisa Harrison.
Cleveland (WNBA): Waived G Marcie Alberts, F Anita Maxwell and G Tina Nicholson.
Utah (WNBA): Traded G Lady Hardmon to Sacramento for G Chantel Tremitiere.
Alabama-Birmingham: Named Thomas Johnson men's basketball assistant.
College of Charleston: Named Melissa Slone women's basketball coach.
Kansas State: Kicked redshirt freshman Pero Vasiljevic off men's basketball team after he pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of the legal process.
Virginia: Named Walt Fuller men's assistant basketball coach.
Giants: Signed C Bryan Soltenberg.
49ers: Signed G Joe Rudolph and LB Vernon Strickland to one-year contracts.
Packers: Signed unrestricted free-agent T Matt Willig, who had been with Falcons.
Blues: Signed D Jan Horacek from QMJHL Moncton.
Capitals: Returned RW Jaroslav Svejkovsky to AHL Portland.
Hurricanes: Signed LW Gary Roberts to multi-year contract.
Oilers: Returned RW Georges Laraque to AHL Hamilton.
Pub Date: 5/06/98