Baseball Chicago White Sox -- Obtained C/IF Scott Hemond (.222) on waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Optioned OF Warren Newson (.203, 1 HR, 9 RBI) to Triple-A Vancouver. Put DH Bo Jackson on the emergency DL, a procedural move that drops their roster to 39, opening a position for another player.
Kansas City Royals -- Signed 2B Juan Samuel (.262, 15 RBI
before being released July 30 by the Los Angeles Dodgers) to a contract for the rest of the season. Sent SS Terry Shumpert (.173) to Triple-A Omaha.
Washington Bullets -- Matched the San Antonio Spurs' offer sheet to F Larry Stewart. Announced that Chuck Douglas, who has worked seven years as video analyst and scout, has been promoted to assistant GM.