Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Placed 1B Nick Esasky (.171 in 35 AB) on 15-day disabled list.
Baltimore Orioles -- Traded 3B Pete Rose II (.232, 1 HR, 41 RBI for Class A Frederick) to Chicago White Sox for P Joe Borowski (2-8, 5.58 ERA, 67 Ks in 74 IP for rookie league Sarasota). Optioned Class AAA OF Victor Hithe to Leon in Mexican League.
Chicago Cubs -- Placed OF Dave Clark (.275, 5, 20) and IF Domingo Ramos (.265, 2, 17) on waivers for purpose of releasing them. Optioned P Dave Pavlas (2-0, 2.11) to Class AAA Iowa.
Chicago White Sox -- Traded P Adam Peterson (2-5, 4.55) and P Steve Rosenberg (1-0, 5.40) to Chicago White Sox for IF Joey Cora (.270 in 100 AB), IF Kevin Garner (missed 1990 season due to hepatitis) and OF Warren Newson. Optioned P Mario Brito and P Jeff Carter to Class AAA Vancouver. Sent C Don Wakamatsu to minor-league camp.
Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to minor-league contract with P Drew Hall (4-7, 5.09 ERA, 3 saves in 1990 with Montreal Expos, who waived last week).
Kansas City Royals -- Placed P Mark Gubicza (4-7, 4.50 ERA) on 15-day disabled list.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed P Orel Hershiser (1-1, 4.26 before undergoing reconstructive shoulder surgery in April) on 15-day disabled list.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Released C Alex Trevino (.221, 1, 13 for Houston Astros, New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds), who had been signed in January as a free agent but lost backup job to Rich Gedman. Sent P Rheal Cormier and P Mike Milchin to minor-league complex for assignment.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Sent SS Eddie Zosky and IF Jerry Schunk to minor-league camp for assignment. Waived C Carlos Diaz (.333 in 9 AB) for purpose of releasing him. Optioned C Randy Knorr to Class AA Knoxville.
Minnesota Vikings -- Signed Plan B free agents S Felix Wright of the Cleveland Browns and WR James Pruitt of the Miami Dolphins.
Washington Capitals -- Recalled D Mark Ferner from Baltimore (AHL) to replace Mikhail Tatarinov, who tore left hamstring muscle Saturday night and is considered doubtful for first round of playoffs.