BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Optioned P Pete Smith (1-3, 5.65...


July 18, 1991


Atlanta Braves -- Optioned P Pete Smith (1-3, 5.65 ERA) to Class AAA Richmond. Called up OF Keith Mitchell (.344, 16 RBI in 16 games for Richmond), cousin of San Francisco Giants OF Kevin Mitchell.

Baltimore Orioles -- Placed 2B Bill Ripken (strained rib-cage muscle) on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of IF Shane Turner (.285, 44 RBI at Class AAA Rochester).

Oakland Athletics -- Designated P Todd Burns for assignment. Called up P Kevin Campbell from Class AAA Tacoma.


Cleveland Cavaliers -- Signed free-agent G John Battle (13.6 ppg).


Indianapolis Colts -- Agreed to terms with CB Dave McCloughlan.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed OT Joe Valerio, OT Tom Dohring, DB Charles Mincy, CB Darrell Malone, P-PK Robbie Keen, WR Bobby Olive and OG Ron Shipley. Waived CB Herman Ford, OG Garry Frank and RB Michael Owens.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed WR Fred Banks.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed WR Floyd Turner and TE John Tice (Maryland) to 2-year contracts.

New York Giants -- Signed RB Ottis Anderson to a 1-year, $550,000 contract.

Phoenix Cardinals -- Signed LB David Braxton.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- LB Brian LeBaron left camp.


Winnipeg Jets -- Named Glen Williamson assistant coach.

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