Wednesday, April 2, 1997 | 11:59 a.m.
ANAHEIM ANGELS-Purchased the contract of 3B Jack Howell from Vancouver of the PCL. Optioned LHP Darrell May and 1B Chris Pritchett to Vancouver.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX-Designated RHP Jeffery Darwin for assignment.
CLEVELAND INDIANS-Placed 1B Herbert Perry on the 60-day disabled list.
DETROIT TIGERS-Placed SS Orlando Miller and 3B Phil Nevin on the 15-day disabled list.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Purchased the contracts of 3B Scott Cooper and RHP Randy Veres from Omaha of the American Association. Optioned OF Jon Nunnally to Omaha. Placed RHP Jamie Bluma, OF Charles Davis, RHP Richard Huisman and OF Roderick Myers on the 15-day disabled list.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS-Placed RHP Steve Sparks on the 15-day disabled list.
MINNESOTA TWINS-Purchased the contracts of 1B Greg Colbrunn, RHP Gregg Olson and LHP Greg Swindell from Salt Lake City of the PCL. Placed OF Roberto Kelly on the 15-day disabled list and OF Kirby Puckett on the 60-day disabled list. Optioned OF Brent Brede to Salt Lake City.
NEW YORK YANKEES-Placed OF Tim Raines on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, and OF Ruben Rivera on the 60-day disabled list.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Purchased the contract of LHP Billy Brewer from Edmonton of the PCL. Designated RHP Scott Service for assignment.
SEATTLE MARINERS-Placed LHP Greg Hibbard on the 60-day disabled list.
TEXAS RANGERS-Waived INF Dave Silvestri. Purchased the contracts LHP Eric Gunderson and INF Domingo Cedeno, from Oklahoma City of the American Association.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Purchased the contract of INF-OF Juan Samuel from Syracuse of the International League. Placed OF Jacob Brumfield, RHP Erik Hanson and LHP Paul Spoljaric on the 15-day disabled list, and RHP William Risley on the 60-day disabled list.
ATLANTA BRAVES-Placed OF Daniel Bautista, LHP Pedro Borbon and RHP Bryan Harvey on the 15-day disabled list.
CINCINNATI REDS-Placed LHP Joey Eischen on the 15-day disabled list, and OF Stephan Gibralter and RHP Jose Rijo on the 60-day disabled list. Optioned SS Pokey Reese to Indianapolis of the American Association. Added OF Ozzie Timmons to the 40-man roster.
COLORADO ROCKIES-Placed RHP Garvin Alston and RHP Curtis Leskanic on the 15-day disabled list.
FLORIDA MARLINS-Placed RHP Matthew Mantei, RHP Kurt Miller and LHP Matthew Whisenant on the 15-day disabled list.
HOUSTON ASTROS-Optioned LHP Alvin Norman and RHP Donne Wall to New Orleans of the American Association. Placed SS Ricardo Gutierrez and RHP Mark Small on the 15-day disabled list.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS-Placed OF Roger Cedeno and INF Nelson Liriano on the 15-day disabled list.
MONTREAL EXPOS-Purchased the contracts of RHP Lee Smith, RHP Anthony Telford, INF Andy Stankiewicz and INF Doug Strange from Ottawa of the International League. Designated 1B Ryan McGuire for assignment. Placed RHP Matthew Wagner on the 15-day disabled list.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-Placed RHP Michael Grace, RHP Tyler Green, RHP Mark Portugal, RHP Edgar Ramos and RHP Kenneth Ryan on the 15-day disabled list, and OF Lenny Dykstra on the 60-day disabled list.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Placed LHP Rick Honeycutt on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 29, OF Ray Lankford on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27. Purchased the contract of INF Roberto Mejia from Louisville of the American Association.
SAN DIEGO PADRES-Placed SS Craig Shipley on the 15-day disabled list.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS-Placed LHP Shawn Estes and 1B Desi Wilson on the 15-day disabled list.
JOHNSTOWN STEAL-Signed C Jeff Uccello.
ADIRONDACK LUMBERJACKS-Signed RHP Keith Breitenstein, OF Keith Knigge and C Alex Sutherland.
BANGOR BLUE OX-Signed 1B Gabe Duross.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIES-Named Ken Medlock pitching coach.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES-Signed C Kiki Hernandez.
USA BASKETBALL-Named Purdue women's coach Nell Fortner coach of the U.S. women's Olympic team.
International Basketball Association
IBA-Announced the Green Bay Blast will join the league, beginning in the 1997-98 season.
National Football League
ARIZONA CARDINALS-Named Garth Jax coordinator of NFL programs and community outreach.
ATLANTA FALCONS-Agreed to terms with OL Jeff Pahukoa and CB Lenny McGill on one-year contracts.
GREEN BAY PACKERS-Signed TE-C Harper Le Bel.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Signed WR Willie Jackson, WR Curtis Marsh, LB Brant Boyer and S Darren Studstill.
OAKLAND RAIDERS-Signed OL Danny Villa.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Signed QB Rodney Peete to a one-year contract.
Canadian Football League
CALGARY STAMPEDERS-Signed OT Chris Burns.
National Hockey League
PHOENIX COYOTES-Announced an affiliation agreement with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL through the 1999-2000 season with a two-year option.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Sent LW Larry Courville to Syracuse of the AHL.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Reassigned G Marc Seliger to Hampton Roads of the ECHL.
American Hockey League
BALTIMORE BANDITS-Signed C Matt Cullen to an amateur tryout agreement.
PHILADELPHIA PHANTOMS-Signed G Brian Boucher.
PORTLAND PIRATES-Sent D Chris Phelps to Hampton Roads of the ECHL.
International Hockey League
CHICAGO WOLVES-Assigned D Darren Maloney to Peoria of the ECHL.
NEW ORLEANS RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS-Signed G Russell Payne, D Glenn Benjamin and M Billy Owens to one-year contracts.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS-Signed M Geoff Aunger and D Mark Watson.
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT-Named Emily Rice Randall women's soccer coach.
CINCINNATI-Announced F Danny Fortson will give up his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.
COASTAL CAROLINA-Named Alan LeForce women's basketball coach.
CORNELL-Named Eric Jackson defensive backfield coach.
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY-Named Mark Fetterman, Ed Foley and Paul Guenther assistant football coaches.
LONG BEACH-Announced that it has released basketball G Schea Cotton from his letter-of-intent.
LOYOLA, MD.-Announced the resignation of Brian Ellerbe, men's basketball coach.
NEW MEXICO STATE-Named Tim Touma assistant baseball coach.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE-Announced the resignation of Tom Billeter, men's basketball coach, to take an assistant coach's position at St. John's.
POINT LOMA NAZARENE-Named John Block men's basketball coach.
QUINCY-Announced the resignation of Ron Taylor football coach.
RHODE ISLAND-Signed Al Skinner, men's basketball coach, to a three-year contract.
TEMPLE-Announced C Marc Jackson will give up his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.
TENNESSEE-Named Jerry Green men's basketball coach.