AMERICAN LEAGUE New York - Recalled OF Gerald Williams from Columbus of the International League. Sent P Mark Hutton to Columbus. Seattle - Activated P Norm Charlton from the 15-day disabled list. Placed IF Rich Amaral on the 15-day disabled list. NATIONAL LEAGUE Florida - Signed P Mark Valdes and assigned him to Elmira of the New York-Penn League. San Diego - Placed P Wally Whitehurst on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27. Recalled P Scott Sanders from Las Vegas of the PCL. San Francisco - Placed P Bud Black on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 4. Activated P Scott Sanderson.
NBA - Disallowed the contract between C Chris Dudley and Portland because it violates the league's salary cap rules. Named Matt Winick vice president, scheduling and game operations. Houston - Fired Calvin Murphy, community relations liaison and special assignments coach. Portland - Signed G Elliott Perry to a one-year contract.
FOOTBALL NFL Green Bay - Waived WR Chris Holder. Washington - Signed RB Ricky Ervins to a one-year contract.
HOCKEY NHL New Jersey - Named David Conte director of player personnel. San Jose - Acquired D Shawn Cronin from Philadelphia for future considerations.
San Francisco - Named Doug Williams pitching coach and Lou Landini Jr. volunteer assistant baseball coach. Texas Tech - Named Tommy Kaiser assistant football coach.
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