1st Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott returns to take over the day-to-day operations of the Reds following her 9-month suspension for using racial and ethnic epithets.
2nd The Indians trade P Heathcliff Slocumb to the Phillies in exchange for OF Ruben Amaro.
The Mariners trade second baseman Bret Boone and P Erik Hanson to the Reds in exchange for P Bobby Ayala and C Dan Wilson.
3rd Cleveland Indians P Cliff Young is killed in a truck crash in Willis, Texas. He is the third Indians pitcher to die this year.
9th The Mariners trade 3B Dave Magadan and cash to the Marlins in exchange for P Jeff Darwin.
17th The Braves trade 1B Brian Hunter to the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named.
19th The Expos acquire P Pedro Martinez from the Dodgers in exchange for second baseman Delino DeShields.
The Rockies sign free agent IF-OF Howard Johnson.
21st The Giants sign free agent P Mark Portugal to a 3-year contract.
22nd The Orioles sign free agent P Sid Fernandez to a 3-year contract.
The Rangers sign free agent 1B Will Clark to a 5-year contract.
24th The Rangers sign free agent P Rick Honeycutt.
The Braves trade P Pete Smith to the Mets in exchange for OF Dave Gallagher.
27th The Astros trade P Xavier Hernandez to the Yankees in exchange for P Domingo Jean and second baseman Andy Stankiewicz.