Baseball Chicago Cubs -- Placed P Dave Smith (knee surgery...


July 24, 1991

Baseball Chicago Cubs -- Placed P Dave Smith (knee surgery scheduled for tomorrow) on the 15-day DL. Called up P Steve Wilson (3-7, 3.82 in 21 games for Class AAA Iowa). Assigned C Joe Girardi (.111 in 9 AB) to Iowa while he recovers from a lower back injury.

Cincinnati Reds -- Optioned P Keith Brown (0-0, 2.25 ERA) to Class AAA Nashville. Recalled SS Freddie Benavides from Nashville.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Placed C Don Slaught (pulled muscle in rib cage) on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Jeff Banister (.266, 1 HR, 11 RBI with Class AAA Buffalo).

Seattle Mariners -- C Dave Valle has withdrawn an appeal of 3-game suspension for charging Texas Rangers manager Bobby Valentine after being hit by a pitch June 1 in Texas. Valle sat out Sunday's game in Baltimore, and will miss 2 games in New York.

He'll be eligible to play Thursday.


Charlotte Hornets -- Named VP of player personnel Allan Bristow coach. Named coach Gene Littles VP and special assistant. Named Dave Twardzik director of player personnel.

L Tulsa Fast Breakers (CBA) -- Changed their nickname to Zone.


East Carolina -- Named Scooty Carey soccer coach, Jeff Connors strength and conditioning coach and Charles Justice women's track and field coach.


Dallas Cowboys -- Agreed to a 3-year contract with DT Danny Noonan, ending a 10-day holdout.

Detroit Lions -- Waived LB Ron Sancho.

Indianapolis Colts -- Agreed to new contracts with CB Eugene Daniel (3 years), CB Chris Goode (3 years) and LB Chip Banks (4 years). Extended the contracts of OT Kevin Call (4 years), NT Tony Siragusa (3 years) and DE Donnell Thompson (2 years).

Los Angeles Raiders -- Agree to terms with OT Bruce Wilkerson on a 1-year contract with an option for 1992 based on playing time.

Los Angeles Rams -- Signed LB George Bethune. Released WR Michael Thomas and DE Mark Steed.

New England Patriots -- Agreed to a 3-year contract with RB Leonard Russell, a first-round draft pick.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed OT Kevin Haverdink.

New York Giants -- Signed WR Ed McCaffrey to a 3-year contract worth about $800,000. Signed TE Howard Cross to a 2-year contract.

San Diego Chargers -- Announced LB Wayne Dickson has left camp.

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