Toronto Blue Jays -- Acquired DH Cliff Johnson from the Texas Rangers for three minor league players to be named later. Johnson, 38, was batting .257 in 82 games with 12 home runs and 56 RBI.
California Angels -- Placed RHP Alan Fowlkes (0-0, 9.00 ERA) on emergency 60-day disabled list, stress fracture right elbow; activated RHP Doug Corbett (2-1, 3.93 ERA with Angels) from AAA Edmonton, where he was on rehabilitation assignment.
Seattle Mariners -- Purchased the contract of LHP Paul Mirabella from AAA Calgary. Cincinnati Reds -- Activated LHP Bob Buchanan (1-0, 7.00 ERA) from the disabled list; put LHP Joe Price (2-2, 3.90 ERA) on 15-day disabled list, elbow soreness.
Correction -- Due to an editing error, the Prince William Pirates/Alexandria Dukes' record Jim Neidlinger set Thursday night was incorrect in Friday's editions. The record was for innings pitched in a season (165). PRO FOOTBALL
Kansas City Chiefs -- Claimed eight-year veteran DB Odis McKinney on waivers from the Los Angeles Raiders; waived five-year veteran OL Jim Rourke.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed sixth-year DB Paul Dombroski, waived this week by New England; waived rookie CB Jim Rockford.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed S Bobby Johnson, waived by the New Orleans Saints.
Buffalo Bills -- Waived seven-year veteran LB Chris Keating; acquired LB Guy Frazier on waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals. TRACK AND FIELD
Steve Cram will miss the remainder of the Grand Prix season, including the final in Rome Sept. 7, British press reports said. The reports said that Cram, 24, world record holder in the mile and 2,000 meters, will not recover in time from the hamstring injury that forced him out of two meets this week. GAMES
National Sports Festival -- City officials in Baton Rouge, La., say they are considering asking two colleges and the school board to wait until next year for about $1 million owed them by the organization that staged the festival a month ago. The city is responsible for the debt under terms of its agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee. The festival ran about $1.7 million in the red -- the first of six National Sports Festivals to wind up owing money. HOCKEY
St. Louis Blues -- Acquired five-year veteran C Rick Meagher and a 12th-round draft choice from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for LW Perry Anderson. HORSE RACING
Charles Town -- Beginning Sept. 9, track will switch to a Wednesday-Sunday racing schedule. SOCCER
Kansas City Comets (MISL) -- Signed G Enzo DiPede to a two-year contract. JURISPRUDENCE
Alex Espinoza, starting QB at Iowa State, pleaded guilty to one count of serious assault and one count of simple assault in connection with separate altercations near the Ames campus. COLLEGES
George Washington -- Named Bob MacKinnon Jr., 25, son of the New Jersey Nets general manager, assistant basketball coach. He held a similar position the past three years at Mercyhurst College. Louisiana State -- Freshman basketball C Tito Horford, as expected, attended his first day of classes.