Baltimore Orioles -- Told C Rick Dempsey that he wouldn't be offered a contract. Optioned P Alan Mills and P Jim Lewis to Triple-A Rochester.
California Angels -- Optioned IF Luis Sojo to Triple-A Edmonton. Returned IF Rene Gonazles and P Chris Beasley to their minor-league camp for reassignment.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed P Jay Howell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 4. Optioned P Kip Gross to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Montreal Expos -- Sent P Sergio Valdez to minor-league camp for reassignment. Sent P Jonathan Hurst to Triple-A Indianapolis.
New York Mets -- Optioned IF Chris Donnels to Triple-A Tidewater.
Oakland Athletics -- Placed P Bob Welch, SS Walt Weiss, CF Dave Henderson, P Joe Klink (sore left elbow), IF Randy Ready and P Kirk Dressendorfer on the disabled list. Optioned P Johnny Guzman to Double-A Huntsville, recalled P John Briscoe from Triple-A Tacoma and purchased the contract of OF Mike Kingery.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Placed P Jose DeJesus, P Mike Hartleyand OF Tony Longmire on the disabled list. Put P Danny Cox on the roster. Sent C Ray Stephens to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre.
Texas Rangers -- Sent P Todd Burns to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Optioned P David Weathers to Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased the contract of IF Alfredo Griffin from Syracuse.
Rice -- Named Stanford assistant Willis Wilson basketball coach.