Chicago Cubs -- Reached agreement with P Paul Assenmacher (7-2, 10 saves, 2.80) on a one-year contract.
Cincinnati Reds -- Named Jon Braude publicity director.
NBA -- Fined Detroit Pistons' Bill Laimbeer $2,000 for bumping Atlanta Hawks' Dominique Wilkins Tuesday; fined Wilkins $1,000 for charging Laimbeer. Hawks' Kevin Willis was fined $1,000, Pistons' Vinnie Johnson was fined $750 and Hawks' Doc Rivers was fined $500 for taking part in the altercation. Pistons' William Bedford, James Edwards and John Salley were fined $500 each for leaving the bench area during the incident.
Los Angeles Lakers -- Placed G Tony Brown on the injured list after Brown suffered a bruised right kneecap in practice. Activated F Irving Thomas.
CBA -- San Jose Jammers placed C Darren Tillis on the injured list. Activated C Jon Taylor center from the suspended-reserve list.
East Texas State -- Named Mark Copeland defensive coordinator.
St. Mary's (Calif.) -- Paul Landreaux resigned as basketball coach, effective end of season.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed LB Tracy Simien to the practice squad roster.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Claimed WR-KR Rod Harris on waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Activated OT Tunch Ilkin. Waived WR Lorenzo Davis.
New York Rangers -- Recalled RW Tie Domi from Binghamton (AHL).
St. Louis Blues -- Sent C Nelson Emerson to Peoria (IHL).
Washington Capitals -- Recalled G Shawn Simpson (2-2-0, 21 goals allowed, 111 saves, 5.25 average) from Baltimore (AHL) to replace G Mike Liut, who injured his leg in practice. Recalled LW Steve Maltais, C Alfie Turcotte and G Ollie Kolzig.
Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL) -- Acquired G Alain Harvey from Richmond (ECHL). Harvey has not played this season.
Milwaukee Wave -- Signed F Joey Kirk. Waived D Larry Sunderland.