Athletics: Acquired minor-league P Ara Petrosian from Rockies to complete June 9 deal involving Kurt Abbott.
Blue Jays: Placed C Kevin Brown (back spasms) on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 13.
Rangers: Purchased contract of P Todd Van Poppel from Triple-A Oklahoma.
Reds: Assigned SS Kevin Baez to Triple-A Indianapolis and C Jason Larue and P Robert Averette to Double-A Chattanooga. Recalled 1B Sean Casey, OF Mike Frank and P Steve Parris from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Red Sox: Traded minor-league P Mike Blais to Astros for minor-league P David West.
Arkansas-Little Rock: Named Tracy Stewart-Lange women's basketball coach.
Winthrop: Named Jeff Meyer men's assistant basketball coach.
Cardinals: Signed DL Pat Tillman, seventh-round draft pick. Waived RB Leeland McElroy and WR Jeff Lake.
Chargers: Signed free-agent DT Bruce Walker.
Eagles: Agreed to terms with T Tre Thomas, first-round draft pick.
Patriots: Signed OL Jason Andersen, seventh-round draft pick.
NHL Players' Association: Elected Trevor Linden president and Rob Blake VP.
Blackhawks: Signed RW Ryan Vandenbussche, RW Ty Jones and D Jason Hamilton.
Coyotes: Traded LW Jim McKenzie to Mighty Ducks for former Bandits F J. F. Jomphe.
Devils: Traded D Doug Bodger to Kings for 1998 fourth-round draft pick.
Lightning: Named Paulin Bordeleau assistant coach.
Panthers: Announced affiliation agreement with ECHL Miami.
Rangers: Named Keith Acton assistant coach.
Red Wings: Exercised club option to retain D Jamie Macoun through 1998-99.
Stars: Signed C Jon Sim.
Pub Date: 6/19/98