* Chicago Cubs -- Placed Dave Smith (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23. Recalled Dave Pavlas (pitcher) from Iowa of the American Association. Sent Laddie Renfroe (pitcher) to Iowa.
* Cincinnati Reds -- Activated Jose Rijo (pitcher) from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Freddie Benavides (outfielder) to Nashville of the American Association.
* San Francisco Giants -- Called up Bryan Hickerson (pitcher) from Phoenix of the Pacific Coast League. Optioned Greg Litton (infielder) to Phoenix. Moved Scott Garrelts (pitcher) from the 15-to the 60-day disabled list.