Angels: Purchased contract of 3B Jack Howell from Triple-A Vancouver. Optioned LHP Darrell May and 1B Chris Pritchett to Vancouver.
Astros: Optioned LHP Alvin Norman and RHP Donne Wall to Triple-A New Orleans. Placed SS Ricky Gutierrez and RHP Mark Small on the 15-day disabled list.
Athletics: Purchased contract of LHP Billy Brewer from Triple-A Edmonton. Designated RHP Scott Service for assignment.
Blue Jays: Purchased contract of IF Juan Samuel from Triple-A Syracuse. Placed OF Jacob Brumfield, RHP Erik Hanson and LHP Paul Spoljaric on 15-day DL, and RHP William Risley on 60-day DL.
Braves: Placed OF Daniel Bautista, LHP Pedro Borbon and RHP Bryan Harvey on 15-day DL.
Brewers: Placed RHP Steve Sparks on 15-day DL.
Cardinals: Placed LHP Rick Honeycutt on 15-day DL retroactive to March 29, OF Ray Lankford on 15-day DL retroactive to March 27. Purchased contract of IF Roberto Mejia from Triple-A Louisville.
Dodgers: Placed OF Roger Cedeno and IF Nelson Liriano on 15-day DL.
Expos: Purchased contracts of RHP Lee Smith, RHP Anthony Telford (both ex-Orioles), IF Andy Stankiewicz and IF Doug Strange from Triple-A Ottawa. Designated 1B Ryan McGuire for assignment. Placed RHP Matthew Wagner on 15-day DL.
Giants: Placed LHP Shawn Estes and 1B Desi Wilson on 15-day DL.
Indians: Placed 1B Herbert Perry on 60-day DL.
Mariners: Placed LHP Greg Hibbard on 60-day DL.
Marlins: Placed RHP Matt Mantei, RHP Kurt Miller and LHP Matt Whisenant on 15-day DL.
Padres: Placed SS Craig Shipley on 15-day DL.
Reds: Placed LHP Joey Eischen on 15-day DL, and OF Stephan Gibralter and RHP Jose Rijo on 60-day DL.
Rockies: Placed RHP Garvin Alston and RHP Curtis Leskanic on 15-day DL.
Royals: Purchased contracts of 3B Scott Cooper and RHP Randy Veres from Triple-A Omaha. Optioned OF Jon Nunnally to Omaha. Placed RHP James Bluma, OF Charles Davis, RHP Richard Huisman and OF Roderick Myers on 15-day DL.
Tigers: Placed SS Orlando Miller and 3B Phil Nevin on 15-day DL.
Twins: Purchased contracts of 1B Greg Colbrunn, RHP Gregg Olson and LHP Greg Swindell from Triple-A Salt Lake City.
White Sox: Designated RHP Jeffery Darwin for assignment.
Yankees: Placed OF Tim Raines on 15-day DL retroactive to March 26, and OF Ruben Rivera on 60-day DL.
Pub Date: 4/02/97