Transactions Occurring on May 23
The San Diego Padres selected Gary Matthews off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
The New York Yankees purchased Curtis Pride from Nashua (Atlantic).
The Baltimore Orioles signed Rob Sasser as a free agent.
The Milwaukee Brewers released Aaron Small.
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Neil Weber to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Blake Mayo (minors) (July 23, 1999) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade.
The Anaheim Angels traded a player to be named later to the San Francisco Giants for Rich DeLucia. The Anaheim Angels sent Travis Thurmond (minors) (May 23, 1997) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.
Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) purchased Darnell Coles from the Colorado Rockies.
The Milwaukee Brewers signed Mark Lee as a free agent.
The Minnesota Twins traded a player to be named later and cash to the Oakland Athletics for Keith Atherton. The Minnesota Twins sent Eric Broersma (minors) (May 23, 1986) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.
The Oakland Athletics signed Dave Stewart as a free agent.
The Texas Rangers signed Joey McLaughlin as a free agent.
The Chicago White Sox signed Jamie Quirk as a free agent.
The California Angels signed Craig Swan as a free agent.
The Detroit Tigers signed Paul Gibson as a free agent.
The Cleveland Indians signed Jose Roman as an amateur free agent.
The Oakland Athletics traded a player to be named later and Steve Staniland (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ted Martinez. The Oakland Athletics sent Mike Barlow (May 23, 1975) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.
The San Diego Padres signed Chuck Hartenstein as a free agent.
The Milwaukee Braves signed Tony Cloninger as an amateur free agent.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ray Hayworth as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
The Cincinnati Reds traded Jim Lindsey, Ivey Shiver and cash to St Paul (American Association) for Tony Freitas.
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