Rangers: Purchased the contract of OF Mike Simms from Triple-A Oklahoma and placed him on the 60-day DL.
Aberdeen Arsenal (Independent): Signed P Jose Aberro, C Dave Steed, P Miguel Garcia, 1B/OF Mike Wolf, OF Erskine Kelly, SS Jose Morban, OF Ron Scott, OF Frank Porter.
Hartford: Named Larry Harrison men's basketbal coach.
Maryland: Named Dennis Helsel senior associate athletic director.
Virginia: Promoted women's assistant basketball coach Shawn Campbell to associate head coach.
Winthrop: Signed Gregg Marshall, men's basketball coach, to a contract extension through 2005.
Bengals: Signed RB Sedrick Shaw to a one-year contract.
Chiefs: Signed WR Arland Bruce, WR Brock McGrew, TE Kirk McMullen, S Earl Riley and DT Kevin Slunder.
Eagles: Agreed to terms with QB Travis Brown, CB Tony Francis, DT Dwight Johnson, WR Raki Nelson, FB Anthony Southern, LB Marc Stockbauer, WR Elijah Thurmon and C Ty Wise.
Giants: Signed DE Jomo Cousins, DE Lavell Ellis, DE Frank Ferrara, DT Carl Hansen, G Scott Kiernan, G Mark Nori, S Tawambi Settles, CB Reggie Stephens, LB Vernon Strickland, TE Mark Thomas, WR Anthony Tucker and TE Adam Young.
Steelers: Signed WR Shawn McWashington and DT Al Lucas.
Mutiny (MLS): Traded MF Daniel Hernandez to New York-New Jersey for the college-protected rights to MF Daniel Alvarez; and, a 2001 third-round and a 2002 second-round draft pick to Colorado for MF Kevin Anderson. Waived F Ernest Inneh.