Chicago Cubs -- Signed SS Emilio Mendez to a minor-league contract.
Chicago White Sox -- Assigned OF Dan Pasqua to Double-A Birmingham on a rehabilitation assignment.
Cleveland Indians -- Optioned P Jeff Mutis to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Purchased the contract of P Rod Nichols from Colorado Springs.
Houston Astros -- Placed OF Luis Gonzalez on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Chris Jones from Triple-A Tucson.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed OF Darryl Strawberry (herniated disk in lower back) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 21.
Minnesota Twins -- Activated 3B Mike Pagliarulo from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of P Paul Abbott from Triple-A Portland. Sent P Gary Wayne and OF J.T. Bruett to Portland.
Texas Rangers -- Recalled P Brian Bohanon from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Sent P Don Carman to Oklahoma City.
Big West Conference -- Named Dennis Farrell commissioner.
Western Connecticut -- Named Greg Clark hockey coach and Jim Gelsomino and David Linabury assistant hockey coaches.
Buffalo Bills -- Signed LB Keith Goganious, DL Frank Kmet, S Matt Darby, S Kurt Schul, TE Nate Turner, TE Vince Marrow, CB Leonard Humphries, WR Chris Walsh, WR Barry Rose, QB Matt Rodgers.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed DE Chris Burns.
Dallas Cowboys -- Signed CB Garry Lewis.
Denver Broncos -- Signed QB Tommy Maddox and G Doug Widell.
Detroit Lions -- Signed WR Jeff Campbell, LB Toby Caston and OG Ben Mitchell.
Green Bay Packers -- Signed WR Robert Brooks and RB Edgar Bennett. Agreed to terms with CB Jerry Holmes.
Houston Oilers -- Signed WR Mario Bailey.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed OT Pete Shorts. Released T Kevin Allen.
Minnesota Vikings -- Released S Joey Browner.
New York Giants -- Signed C Bart Oates to a three-year contract.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed OL Cecil Gray to a one-year contract.
San Diego Chargers -- Agreed to terms with DE Leslie O'Neal, LB Henry Rolling on one-year contracts, and C Courtney Hall on a two-year contract.
Detroit Red Wings -- Signed D Dimitri Motkov to a multiyear contract.
New York Rangers -- Signed D Darcy Werenka.
San Diego Gulls (IHL) -- Signed RW Peter Hankinson.
Tampa Bay Lightning -- Signed F Jean Blouin, F Chris Kontos, and F John Tucker.