Angels: Announced retirement of Single-A C Danny Serrano.
Athletics: Optioned OF Ryan Christenson to Triple-A Edmonton. Recalled P Blake Stein from Edmonton.
Expos: Optioned IF Jose Vidro to Triple-A Ottawa.
Mets: Signed IF-OF Phil Plantier; assigned him to extended spring training. Signed C Steve Decker; assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
Red Sox: Optioned P Brian Shouse to Triple-A Pawtucket. Purchased contract of IF Lou Merloni from Pawtucket. Moved P Butch Henry from 15-day DL to 60-day DL.
White Sox: Placed P Matt Karchner (hernia) on 15-day DL. Designated OF Lou Frazier for assignment. Purchased contract of P Larry Casian from Triple-A Calgary.
Twins: Placed 1B David Ortiz (fracture of the right hook of hamate bone in right wrist) on 15-day DL.
Senators: Agreed to multi-year contract with D Igor Kravchuk.
Pub Date: 5/11/98