Two free-agent pitchers sign 3-year contracts, Jesse
Orosco with Cleveland and Dave LaPoint with the Yankees.
The Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the
Dodgers for pitchers Ken Howell and Brian Holton and
infield prospect Juan Bell.
The Cubs and Rangers complete a 9-player swap, with
Chicago giving up OF Rafael Palmeiro, P Jamie Moyer,
and P Drew Hall in exchange for IF Curtis Wilkerson
and pitchers Mitch Williams, Paul Kilgus, and Steve
Wilson, and a pair of minor leaguers to be named.
The Rangers complete their 2nd major trade in as
many days, sending 1B Pete O'Brien, OF Oddibe McDowell,
and 2B Jerry Browne to Cleveland for 2B Julio Franco.
The Expos and Phillies also complete a trade, P Kevin
Gross to Montreal for pitchers Jeff Parrett and Floyd
The Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to
a one-year contract.
Pitcher Bruce Hurst, considered the cream of this
year's free-agent crop, signs a 3-year contract with
the Padres. The Yankees sign free-agent pitcher Andy
Hawkins, and the Expos trade P John Dopson and SS
Luis Rivera to Boston for SS Spike Owen, and OF Tracy
Jones to San Francisco for OF-1B Mike Aldrete.
Free-agent Willie Randolph signs with the Dodgers.
He will replace Steve Sax in the lineup, who earlier
this month signed with Randolph's former club, the
The Red Sox trade 1B-OF Todd Benzinger, P Jeff Sellers,
and a player to be named later to the Reds for 1B
Nick Esasky and P Rob Murphy.