1st Plans are announced for the new United League, which plans to compete with the existing major leagues.
4th Dwight Gooden receives a year-long suspension for violating his aftercare program. He reportedly has continued to test positive for cocaine.
18th The Indians trade pitchers Dave Mlicki, Jerry Dipoto, Paul Byrd, and a player to be named to the Mets in exchange for OF Jeromy Burnitz and P Joe Roa.
28th The Astros trade P Pete Harnisch to the Mets in exchange for a player to be named.
29th The Marlins trade OF Carl Everett to the Mets in exchange for second baseman Quilvio Veras.
30th The Brewers trade P Doug Henry to the Mets in exchange for Javier Gonzales and infielder Fernando Vina. Vina will play 140 games at 2B and hit .283 while Henry will be 2–8 with the Mets.