Atlanta Braves -- Released 1B Nick Esasky.
California Angels -- Placed P Jim Abbott (strained right rib-cage muscle) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled P Tim Fortugno from Triple-A Edmonton.
Chicago White Sox -- Recalled P Alex Fernandez from Triple-A Vancouver. Placed OF Dan Pasqua on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 11.
Cincinnati Reds -- Placed OF Reggie Sanders on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Ceasar Hernandez from Triple-A Nashville.
Houston Astros -- Placed P Mark Portugal on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 10. Recalled P Shane Reynolds from Triple-A Tucson.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed P Teddy Higuera (pulled left hamstring) back on the DL. He had been on a 30-day rehabilitation program after recovering from rotator-cuff surgery.
Minnesota Twins -- Released IF Donnie Hill (.294 in 25 games). Recalled IF Jeff Reboulet from Triple-A Portland.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Called up P Greg Mathews, who has not pitched in the major leagues since 1990 because of arm, elbow and knee injuries. Placed P Ben Rivera (strained right knee) on the 15-day DL retroactive to July 8.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed P Sean Lowe and P Steve Montgomery to minor-league contracts.
Seattle Mariners -- Placed P Mike Schooler on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 8. Recalled P Kerry Woodson from Triple-A Calgary.
Texas Rangers -- Assigned P Danny Leon to Triple-A Oklahoma City on medical rehabilitation.
Portland Trail Blazers -- Named Brad Greenburg VP for basketball operations and Bucky Buckwalter senior scouting consultant.
Washington Bullets -- Matched the New York Knicks' offer sheet to F Harvey Grant.
American International -- Named Mark Simeone baseball coach.
Indiana -- Named Duane Goldman, a four-time Big Ten wrestling champion and the 1986 NCAA national champion at 190 pounds for Iowa, wrestling coach.
Robert Morris -- Named Bennie Benson men's and women's track and cross country coach and assistant athletics director.
Villanova -- Named Marshall Hall offensive backfield football coach and Jeff Watson strength and conditioning coach.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed TE Craig Thompson, T LancOlberding and RB Ostell Miles.
Denver Broncos -- Signed WR Jon Bostick and DB Muhammad Oliver.
Houston Oilers -- Signed S Art Hunter, DT Scott Martin, DT Greg McKee, OT Jackie Rowan and OT Tim Wallow.
Green Bay Packers -- Signed WR Orlando McKay and WR Chris Holder.
Miami Dolphins -- Signed coach Don Shula to a two-year contract.
Minnesota Vikings -- Signed DT Roy Barker and QB Brad Johnson. Agreed to terms with RB Alfred Anderson.
New Orleans Saints -- Agreed to terms with OL Derek Kennard on a two-year contract.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed LB Chuck Bullough to two one-year contracts. Released DL Mike Sunvold. Named Spencer Prescott coaching intern.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed TE Russ Campbell and RB Mike Saunders.
Minnesota North Stars -- Signed LW Kevin Evans.
San Diego Gulls (IHL) -- Agreed to terms with D Sergei Starikov on a one-year contract.