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July 18, 1992

Baseball

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.

Basketball

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.

Colleges

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.

Football

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.

Hockey

Minnesota North Stars -- Signed LW Kevin Evans.

San Diego Gulls (IHL) -- Agreed to terms with D Sergei Starikov on a one-year contract.

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