3rdThe White Sox sign free agent OF Ellis Burks, who played with the Red Sox the past 6 seasons.
4th The Braves sign free agent Bill Pecota to a 2-year contract. Primarily an infielder, Pecota has played every position including pitcher and DH.
The Pirates sign free agent OF Lonnie Smith.
5th The Astros sign free agents Kevin Bass and Jose Uribe.
7th The Tigers sign Cecil Fielder to a 5-year $36 million contract, temporarily making him the highest paid player in the majors.
11th The Rev. Jesse Jackson tells baseball owners that unless a plan to hire more minorities for front-office jobs is in place by April 5, he will call for selective boycotts.
12th The Giants are bought by Peter A. Magowan and a local group that promises to keep the team in the Bay City.
13th The Giants sign free agents Todd Benzinger and Mark Carreon.
The Rangers sign free agent P Craig Lefferts.
14th The Athletics trade OF Harold Baines to the Orioles in exchange for minor league pitchers Bob Chouinard and Allen Plaster.
The Pirates sign veteran Glenn Wilson who has not played in the majors in two years.
15th The Blue Jays sign free agent SS Dick Schofield to a contract.
27th The Royals sign free agents Hubie Brooks and Frank DiPino.
28th The Brewers sign free agent OF Tom Brunansky.