Baseball Orioles -- Placed OF Harold Baines on the 15-day DL, retroactive Wednesday. Recalled OF Mark Leonard from Triple-A Rochester. Signed utility man Randy Ready to a Triple-A contract.
Colorado Rockies -- Placed SS Freddie Benavides on the 15-day DL. Purchased the minor-league contract of IF Nelson Liriano.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre placed P Tyler Green on the 15-day DL.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Placed OF Bernard Gilkey on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Ozzie Canseco from Triple-A Louisville.
Texas Rangers -- Optioned P Jeff Bronkey to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
NCAA -- Placed the University of Virginia's athletic programs on probation for two years, limited the football team to one graduate assistant during one of those years, reduced by two the school's football scholarships for the 1993-94 and 1994-95 academic years and directed the school to develop and implement a program to educate its athletic department personnel about NCAA legislation.
Eastern States Athletic Conference -- Announced it will cease operations June 30.
Detroit Lions -- Signed unrestricted free agent RB James Jones, special teams captain for the Seattle Seahawks last season.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed WR Matt Gay, WR Ron Dickerson, WR Jeff Jones and CB Morris Lolar.
New York Giants -- Signed QB Brian Fox and OL Jamie Crysdale.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed QB Preston Jones.
San Diego Chargers -- Signed DL Shannon Cornelius, DL Dan Hoke, WR Vincent Parks, WR Chris Thomas, OL Reginald Davidson, OL Eugene Snisky, LB Keith Embray and LB Israel Stanley.
Washington Redskins -- Signed following free agents: TE Jim Riggs, DL Derek Steele (Maryland), QB Chris Cochrane, WR Greg Clifton, RB Chuckie Dukes, OT Guy Earle, FS Pat Eilers and OL Tom Fuhler.