Mets: Acquired OF Andy Tomberlin from Athletics for player to be named; assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
Rangers: Purchased contract of P Jeff Russell from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned P Rick Helling to Oklahoma City. Moved P Chris Nichting from 15- to 60-day DL.
Royals: Purchased contract of P Doug Linton from Triple-A Omaha. Designated P Ken Robinson for assignment.
Yankees: Released OF Dion James. Recalled P Jim Mecir from Triple-A Columbus.
ACC: Named Maryland P-SS Kelly Shipman softball Rookie of the Year; she was only freshman named All-ACC. Shipman also was Southern Atlantic Alliance Player of the Week.
ECAC: Named Maryland junior Eric Milton Pitcher of the Week after he became Terps' single-season and career strikeout leader.
Minnesota: Dismissed sophomore RB Rafael Cooper from team for violating team rules regarding personal property rights.
Jets: Waived DT Keith Drayton.
Patriots: Signed WR Ray Lucas.
Redskins: Signed following free agents: RB Larry Bowie, DB Allen Johnson, DB Bryan Walker, C Christopher Sedoris, TE Del Seagraves and K-P Sean Fleming.
NHL: Fined Lightning GM Phil Esposito for foul language directed at reporter.
Canadiens: Signed LW Terry Ryan; assigned him to AHL Fredericton.
Pub Date: 5/02/96