Baseball Boston Red Sox -- Sent P Eric Hetzel to Pawtucket and C Pedro Matilla to their minor-league camp for assignment.
New York Yankees -- Re-acquired P Ricky Rhodes from the Toronto Blue Jays and sent him to Columbus. Placed P Mike Witt on the 15-day disabled list. Assigned IF Andy Stankiewicz and IFKeith Hughes to their minor league camp for reassignment.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Sent P Dave Walsh outright to Albuquerque.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Traded OF Steve Carter to the Chicago Cubs for OF Gary Varsho.
San Diego Padres -- Signed IF Ed Romero to a minor league contract with Las Vegas. Sent P Rafael Valdez to Las Vegas.
Texas Rangers -- Placed OF Pete Incaviglia on waivers for the purpose of releasing him.
Basketball New York Knicks -- Placed G Gerald Wilkins on the injured list. He will probably will miss the rest of the season.
Colleges Washington State -- Named Tim Lappano offensive coordinator; George Yarno line coach; Ted Williams running back coach, and John McDonell line coordinator.
Football Cleveland Browns -- Signed S Vince Newsome and LB Richard Brown. Named Phil Savage special assistant to head coach Bill Belichick.
Green Bay Packers -- Signed OL Louis Cheek, LB Kurt Larson and RB Allen Rice.
Houston Oilers -- Signed WR Richard Johnson.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed DL Willie Wyatt.
Hockey St. Louis Blues -- Recalled G Alain Raymond from Nashville of the Eastern Coast Hockey League.