Rangers: Activated P Danny Patterson from 15-day DL. Designated P Julio Sanata for assignment.
Blue Jays: Recalled 3B Tom Evans from Triple-A Syracuse. Assigned 1B Carlos Delgado to Single-A Dunedin on a rehabilitation assignment. Placed P Kelvim Escobar (elbow) on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 16.
Rochester (Triple-A): Signed free-agent OF Ricky Otero to contract.
Clippers: Announced six-year agreement to play home games at Staples Center in Los Angeles beginning in 1999-2000 season.
Heat: Activated G Rex Walters and F Antonio Lang from injured list. Placed G Brent Barry (ankle) and F Dan Majerle (groin) on injured list.
SuperSonics: Placed G Dale Ellis (strained abdominal muscle) on injured list. Activated G James Cotton from injured list.
Coastal Carolina: Named Pete Strickland men's basketball coach.
Chiefs: Signed DE Leslie O'Neal to three-year contract.
Lions: Re-signed LB Stephen Boyd. Signed WR Tommie Boyd and WR Kez McCorvey.
Capitals: Returned D Stewart Malgunas to AHL Portland.
Oilers: Signed D Chris Hajt to multi-year contract.
Panthers: Assigned C Steve Washburn to AHL New Haven.
Pub Date: 4/18/98