Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed SS Alfredo Griffin (.228 in 24 games; injured big toe on left foot moving furniture) on 15-day DL. Recalled SS Jose Offerman (.375 in 20 games) from Class AAA Albuquerque.
Minnesota Twins -- Waived OF Carmen Castillo (.231 in 12 AB) for purpose of giving him unconditional release. Recalled OF Pedro Munoz from Class AAA Portland.
Oakland Athletics -- Placed P Dave Stewart (2-2, 5.58 ERA; pulled muscle in left side) on DL for first time in 11-year career, retroactive to Wednesday. Said Curt Young will take his place in the rotation. Optioned former Baltimore Orioles OF Brad Komminsk (1-for-12) to Class AAA Tacoma. Recalled P Bruce Walton from Tacoma.
San Diego Padres -- Placed 1B Jerald Clark (.288, 3, 13) on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 1. Optioned P Derek Lilliquist (0-2, 11.42) to Class AAA Las Vegas. Waived OF Mike Aldrete (0-for-15) for purpose of giving him unconditional release. Recalled P Adam Peterson and OF Thomas Howard from Las Vegas. Purchased contract of OF Kevin Ward from Las Vegas.
Denver Nuggets -- Announced that Larry Franca, trainer and traveling secretary, will not return next season.
Georgetown -- Basketball C Alonzo Mourning (16.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, NCAA Division I-leading 169 blocks) has decided to stay in school for his senior season.
Montclair State -- Announced retirement of Ollie Gelston, men's basketball coach.
New York Rangers -- RW Joe Kocur (5 goals, 4 assists, 253 penalty minutes) underwent what the club termed successful surgery on right knuckle below middle finger and ligaments and tendons around knuckle.