Blue Jays: Traded RHP Dane Johnson to the Brewers for future considerations.
Marlins: Purchased the contract of LHP Chris Hammond from Triple-A Charlotte. Transferred RHP Eric Ludwick from 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
Mets: Placed INF/OF Craig Paquette (sprained left ankle) on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Preston Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.
Rangers: Placed OF Roberto Kelly (pulled left hamstring) on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26. Recalled P Al Levine from Triple-A Oklahoma.
Reds: Activated OF Melvin Nieves from 15-day DL. Placed RHP Marc Kroon on 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Todd Williams to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Red Sox: Activated RHP Rich Garces from 15-day disabled list. Optioned P Robinson Checo to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Connecticut (USBL): Signed F Kirk King, G Ralph Bucci and F-C Gerben Van Dorpe. Placed G Mike King on inactive list.
Raleigh (USBL): Placed G Melvin Abrams, C Jemaine Parker and G Craig Wilson on inactive list. Activated F Raphael Edwards from inactive list.
Alfred: Announced resignation of Jim Moretti, football coach. Moretti will remain as athletic director.
Dayton: Hired Wade O'Connor as men's assistant basketball coach.
James Madison: Hired Gwynn Evans as women's swimming coach.
St. Anselm: Hired Drew Maginnis as offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks and wide receivers coach.
Buccaneers: Signed OT Jason Mathews to a two-year contract.
Broncos: Signed CB Tito Paul.
Falcons: Signed DT Esera Tuaolo.
Redskins: Re-signed DE Rich Owens, DT Ryan Kuehl, DE Jamal Duff and K Scott Blanton to one-year contracts.
Pub Date: 5/08/98