AL: Named Red Sox's Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Month and Rangers 1B Rafael Palmeiro Player of the Month. Named All-Star coaches: Red Sox's Jimy Williams and Jim Rice; Yankees' Jose Cardenal, Chris Chambliss, Tony Cloninger, Willie Randolph, Mel Stottlemyre and Don Zimmer; and White Sox's Jerry Manuel.
Expos: Outrighted P Mel Rojas to Triple-A Ottawa.
Tigers: Placed P Masao Kida (back strain) on 15-day DL. Recalled P Willis Roberts from Triple-A Toledo.
White Sox: Purchased contract of P Pat Deneker from Double-A Birmingham. Optioned P John Snyder to Triple-A Charlotte. Transferred P Darren Hall from 15-day to 60-day DL. Triple-A Charlotte signed IF Dave Hollins.
Mystics (WNBA): Waived C Jennifer Whittle. Signed F-C Valerie Still.
Penn State: Jerry Sandusky retired after 31 seasons as defensive coordinator, effective after 1999 season.
49ers: Signed QB Steve Stenstrom to $1.2 million, two-year contract.
Jets: Signed G David Loverne.
Mighty Ducks: Re-signed C-LW Ted Donato and RW Jeff Nielsen.
Panthers: Cut D Terry Carkner, RW Dino Ciccarelli and LW-C Kirk Muller. Made qualifying offers to D Bret Hedican, D John Jakopin, C Ryan Johnson, C Viktor Kozlov, D Filip Kuba, D Jaroslav Spacek, D Jeff Ware and LW-C Chris Wells.
Predators: Didn't make qualifying offer to D Jamie Heward, making him free agent. Didn't exercise option year on D John Slaney, making him free agent. Exercised option on D Dan Keczmer.
Sharks: Agreed to terms with G Mike Vernon, D Bill Houlder and RW Tony Granato. Exercised option on contract of RW Ronnie Stern.
Thrashers: Signed LW Bryan Adams.
Harrisburg (NPSL): Signed Richard Chinapoo, former Blast player, to two-year coaching contract.