Baltimore Orioles -- Placed C Ernie Whitt (.242, 0 HRs, 3 RBI) on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Purchased the contract of OF Chito Martinez (.322, 20 HRs, 50 RBI at Class AAA Rochester). Placed 3B Craig Worthington (right hamstring) on the minor-league DL. Signed IF Mark McLemore (.148, 2 RBI in 21 games for Houston Astros before being released June 25) to a Class AAA contract.
California Angels -- Placed P Fernando Valenzuela (0-2, 12.15 ERA) on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.