Baseball Orioles -- Claimed P Pat Clements on waivers from the San Diego Padres.
California Angels -- Placed C John Orton (strained right shoulder) the 15-day DL. Recalled IF Ken Oberkfell from Triple-A Edmonton.
Cincinnati Reds -- Acquired P Tom Bolton from the Boston Red Sox for OF Billy Hatcher. P Rob Dibble dropped the appeal of his latest suspension, for charging onto the field to fight the Houston Astros on June 24, and will sit out the four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Sent P Pedro Astacio to Triple-A Albuquerque. Recalled OF Tom Goodwin.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed C Dave Nilsson on the 15-day DL. Recalled IF John Jaha from Triple-A Denver.
Montreal Expos -- Sent P Bill Risley to Triple-A Indianapolis. Recalled IF Greg Colbrunn from Indianapolis.
New York Mets -- Placed P John Franco (inflamed tendon in left elbow) on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Patrick Howell from Triple-A Tidewater.
San Diego Padres -- Placed P Dave Eiland on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Purchased the contract of P Jim Deshaies from Triple-A Las Vegas.
San Francisco Giants -- Placed P Francisco Oliveras on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Pat Rapp from Triple-A Phoenix. Designated C Dave Masters for reassignment.
Texas Rangers -- Fired manager Bobby Valentine. Named Toby Harrah interim manager. Placed IF Julio Franco on 15-day DL. Recalled IF Jeff Frye from Triple-A.
Charlotte Hornets -- Signed G Kevin Lynch.
NCAA -- Reprimanded Clemson shot putter Scott Erbach for violating track and field "rules and ethics" at the NCAA championships last month. Erbach used a lighter-than-allowed shot put while warming up.
Clemson -- Named Linda White director of compliance and senior women's administrator. Named Ernie Arill volleyball coach.
UCLA -- Announced that Kevin Dempsey, one of the top prep basketball players in California during the 1990-91 season, will attend. He enrolled at West Valley College in Saratoga, Calif., last year and did not play basketball.
E9 Westmont -- Named Jeff Crosby men's basketball coach.
New York Giants -- Selected QB Dave Brown of Duke in the NFL supplemental draft.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Agreed to terms with NT Mark Wheeler.
British Open -- Former U.S. Open champions Fuzzy Zoeller, Larry Nelson and Scott Simpson withdrew from next week's tournament in Muirfield, Scotland.
Tampa Bay Lightning -- Signed D Marc Bergevin.
France national team -- Named Gerard Houllier coach.
Marseille -- Signed Rudi Voeller, who retired from Germany's national team after breaking his arm at last month's European Championships.