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American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Purchased the contract of OF Pedro Swann from Ottawa of the International League. Transferred 1B David Segui from the 15- to 60-day disabled list.

SEATTLE MARINERS—Recalled INF Luis Ugueto from San Antonio of the Texas League.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Named Tom Clark national scouting crosschecker.

National League

MONTREAL EXPOS—Activated RHP Claudio Vargas from the 15-day disabled list.

Central League

SHREVEPORT SPORTS—Sold the contract of 1B Tony Palazzolo to Jackson. Acquired INF Derek Patterson and OF Keto Anderson from Jackson to complete an earlier trade.


National Basketball Development League

HUNTSVILLE FLIGHT—Named Cliff Pate director of operations.


National Football League

HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed DT Steve Martin.


National Hockey League

LOS ANGELES KINGS—Acquired G Milan Hnilicka from Atlanta for future considerations.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Reassigned F Patrick Jarrety and G Matt Davis to their junior clubs.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned F Garret Stroshein, F Roman Tvrdon, D Matt Libby and D Dwayne Zinger to Portland of the AHL and F Jevon Desautels to Spokane of the WHL.


Major Indoor Soccer League

MILWAUKEE WAVE—Named John Tull director of corporate development.

PHILADELPHIA KIXX—Re-signed G Peter Pappas to a multiyear contract.

Women's United Soccer Association

WUSA—Announced it has ceased operations.