Baseball New York Yankees -- Sent P Steve Adkins, P Darrin Chapin, OF Bernie Williams, OF Gerald Williams to Class AAA Columbus of the International League. Sent P Willie Smith to Class AA Albany-Colonie of the Eastern League. Sent C Brad Arsmus, C Dave Sax, P Mike Gadella IF Bobby DeJardin and OF Van Snider to their minor-league camp for reassignment.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Optioned P Rick Reed to Class AAA Buffalo of the American Association and P Joe Ausanio to Class AA Carolina of the Southern League.
San Diego Padres -- Optioned IF Kevin Garner and IF Tom Redington to Class AA Wichita of the Texas League, and OF Oscar Azocar to Class AAA Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League. Sent P Terry Gilmore P Tim Scott, C Mike Basso and C-OF Chris Jelic their minor-league camp for reassignment. Released P Brian Holton (2-3, 4.50 ERA with Baltimore Orioles in 1990).