Boston Red Sox -- Announced third-base coach Ric Slider has been dropped from major-league staff. Announced OF/1B Danny Heep had filed for free agency.
Chicago Cubs -- Announced IF Curtis Wilkerson had filed for free agency.
Cleveland Indians -- Announced team would not pick up option on DH Ken Phelps' contract, making him eligible for free agency.
Detroit Tigers -- Announced OF Gary Ward had filed for free agency.
Houston Astros -- Placed P Jose Cano on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Announced C Rich Gedman had filed for free agency.
Kansas City Royals -- Announced C Bob Boone, P Steve Crawford, IF Steve Jeltz and OF Willie Wilson had filed for free agency.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Announced C Rick Dempsey had filed for free agency.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Announced P Paul Mirabella had filed for free agency.
New York Mets -- Announced P Dan Schatzeder had filed for free agency.
New York Yankees -- Named Bill Bergesch assistant GM.
Oakland Athletics -- Announced 2B Willie Randolph had filed for free agency.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Announced 2B Wally Backman, P Jerry Reuss, P Zane Smith and C Don Slaught had filed for free agency.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Announced P Tom Niedenfuer and IF/OF Denny Walling had filed for free agency.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Announced P John Candelaria and 3B Rance Mulliniks had filed for free agency.
Detroit Lions -- Activated LB Chris Spielman from injured reserve.
Green Bay Packers -- Signed TE William Harris.
San Diego Chargers -- Placed RB Joe Caravello on injured reserve. Signed TE Terry Orr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Activated TE Ed Thomas from practice roster. Waived WR Chris Ford.
Toronto Maple Leafs -- Fired coach Doug Carpenter.