Angels: Optioned P Jarrod Washburn to Triple-A Vancouver.
Astros: Moved P Ramon Garcia (right elbow) from 15-day to 60-day DL. Purchased contract of P Pete Schourek from Triple-A New Orleans.
Expos: Traded C Raul Chavez to Mariners for OF Robert Perez.
Giants: Placed C Brian Johnson (hairline fracture of trapezoid bone in right hand) on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 4. Recalled C Doug Mirabelli from Triple-A Fresno. Sent C Craig Mayes from Double-A Shreveport to Fresno. Moved C Peto Ramirez from Single-A Bakersfield to Shreveport.
Mets: Placed C Todd Pratt on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jay Payton from Triple-A Norfolk.
Royals: Recalled C Sal Fasano from rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha and activated him from DL. Designated C Chris Turner for assignment. Recalled DH Joe Vitiello from rehab assignment at Omaha. Acquired minor-league P Greg Hansell from Athletics to complete earlier trade.
Jacksonville (USBL): Released G Kevin Norris (Lake Clifton).
Canadiens: Named Pierre Dorion director of scouting, effective July 1.
Pub Date: 5/10/98