BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Placed OF Lonnie Smith (.305, 9...


March 31, 1991


Atlanta Braves -- Placed OF Lonnie Smith (.305, 9, 42) on 15-day disabled list.

Detroit Tigers -- Acquired former Cleveland Indians C Andy Allanson (.246 for 2 Class AAA teams last season) from Kansas City Royals for C Jim Baxter (13 games at Class AA before shoulder injury cut short season).

Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed P Teddy Higuera (11-10, 3.76), who has chosen rehabilitation over surgery for a torn rotator cuff, on 15-day disabled list.

Montreal Expos -- Optioned P Kent Bottenfield to Class AAA Indianapolis. Sent IF Bret Barberie, IF Wilfredo Cordero, C Joe Siddall and OF Eric Bullock (.500 in 4 at-bats) to minor-league camp for assignment. Waived IF-OF Mike Aldrete (.242, 1, 18).

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Waived P Jay Tibbs (1-0, 2.57 in 7 IP for Pirates; 2-7, 5.68 for Baltimore Orioles) for purpose of giving him unconditional release.

San Diego Padres -- Waived P Calvin Schiraldi (3-8, 4.41) for purpose of giving him unconditional release. Optioned P Derek Lilliquist (5-11, 5.31 with Braves and Padres), P Jeremy Hernandez and P Jose Melendez to Class AAA Las Vegas. Sent C Dann Bilardello (.054 in 37 AB) and P Pat Clements (0-0, 4.15 in 13 IP) to minor-league camp for assignment. Signed P Mike Maddux (0-1, 6.53 with Los Angeles Dodgers) to major-league contract and brought him into camp.

San Francisco Giants -- Signed IF-OF Darnell Coles (.209, 3, 20 for Seattle Mariners and Detroit) to contract with Class AAA Phoenix. Optioned P Francisco Oliveras (2-2, 2.77) and OF Darren Lewis to Phoenix. Waived IF Tony Perezchica (.333 in 3 AB). Released P Gary Eave (0-3, 4.20 with Seattle) and P Jose Alvarez.

Texas Rangers -- Optioned 3B Dean Palmer to Class AAA Oklahoma City.


New York Knicks -- Activated Maryland alum F Jerrod Mustaf (4.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg) from injured list.


Detroit Lions -- Signed CB Melvin Jenkins, Plan B free agent who played past 4 years with Seattle Seahawks.

Green Bay Packers -- Said they reached contract agreement with QB Mike Tomczak (39-for-104 for 521 yards, 3 TDs, 5 INTs), Plan B free agent from Chicago Bears.

Los Angeles Rams -- Signed DE Gerald Robinson and LB Glenell Sanders.

San Diego Chargers -- Signed CB Darren Carrington.

San Francisco 49ers -- Agreed to terms on 2-year deal with Washington Redskins S Todd Bowles, a Plan B free agent.

Orlando Predators (WLAF) -- Signed QB Reggie Collier.


San Jose Sharks -- Announced affiliation agreement with Kansas City Blades (IHL).

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