Baltimore Orioles -- Optioned P Dennis Rasmussen, P Anthony Telford and C Mark Parent to Triple-A Rochester.
Chicago White Sox -- Traded OF Sammy Sosa and P Ken Patterson to the Chicago Cubs for OF George Bell and cash. Announced P Wayne Edwards refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Vancouver to become a free agent.
Houston Astros -- Optioned P Willie Blair, P Bob Mallicoat, C Eddie Tucker and IF Eric Yelding to Triple-A Tucson.
New York Mets -- Traded P Terry Bross to the San Diego Padres for 3B Craig Bullock. Optioned P Julio Valera to Triple-A Tidewater. Sent IF Chris Donnels and C Orlando Mercado to their minor-league camp for reassignment.
Oakland Athletics -- Optioned P Steve Chitren, P Kevin Campbell, OF-1B Dann Howitt, OF Mike Kingery and OF Eric Fox to their minor-league camp for reassignment.
San Diego Padres -- Placed P Ed Whitson on the 60-day disabled list.
Texas Rangers -- Optioned P Lance McCullers to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Announced that P Don Carman was assigned to extended spring training.
San Francisco Giants -- Optioned P Francisco Oliveras, C Steve Decker, IF Greg Litton and IF John Patterson to Triple-A Phoenix. Sent P Craig McMurtry and C Steve Lake to their minor-league camp for reassignment.
Chicago Bulls -- Signed coach Phil Jackson to a three-year contract extension.
Cleveland Cavaliers -- Signed F Bobby Phills to a contract through the end of the season.
Central Missouri State -- Named Bob Sundvold men's basketball coach.
Mississippi -- Named Rob Evans basketball coach.
Southern Utah -- Named Bill Evans basketball coach.
Tennessee State -- Announced that football coach Joe Gilliam Sr. rescinded his resignation.
Detroit Lions -- Signed S Harry Colon.
New Orleans Saints -- Announced they have matched the Detroit Lions' offer for LB Pat Swilling.