Blue Jays: Activated Jacob Brumfield from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Shannon Stewart to Triple-A Syracuse.
Rangers: Assigned OF Warren Newson to Double-A Tulsa on medical rehabilitation assignment.
Reds: Activated P Jeff Brantley from 15-day DL. Sent IF/OF Eric Owens and P Scott Service to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Royals: Recalled P Jim Pittsley from Triple-A Omaha.
Twins: Activated OF Roberto Kelly from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Brent Brede to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Cavaliers: Activated G Bobby Phills from injured list. Placed G Carl Thomas (neck) on injured list.
Los Angeles (Women's NBA): Named Linda Sharp coach.
Cal State Bakersfield: Named Henry Clark men's basketball coach.
Seton Hall: Named Sue Reagan director of athletics.
Wingate: Named Jeff Reynolds men's basketball coach.
Bengals: Signed FB Scottie Graham, who had been with Vikings, to two-year contract. Re-signed DL Kimo von Oelhoffen to one-year contract.
Buccaneers: Re-signed S Todd Scott to two-year contract. Signed K Bjorn Nittmo to two-year contract.
Capitals: Returned D Brendan Witt to AHL Portland. Sent LW Alexandre Volchkov on loan to Portland.
Lightning: Signed G Zac Bierk and assigned him to AHL Adirondack. Sent F Jeff Toms to Adirondack.
Mighty Ducks: Reassigned G Mike Torchia from IHL Fort Wayne to AHL Bandits.
Senators: Recalled G Mike Bales from AHL Bandits.
Carolina (AHL): Fired coach Rich Kromm and assistant coach Jon Christiano.
Pub Date: 4/17/97