* Boston Red Sox -- Dropped P Wes Gardner (3-7, 4.73 ERA) anP Joe Hesketh (0-4, 3.51) to get down to 25-player limit for AL playoffs.
Kansas City Royals -- Released C Rey Palacios (.232, 2 HR, 9 RBI), P Chris Codiroli (0-1, 9.58) and P Pete Filson (0-4, 9.51). Returned P Mark Gubicza (4-7, 4.50) and P Jim Campbell (1-0, 8.38) to roster from disabled list. Assigned P Daryl Smith's (12-11, 3.73) contract to Class AAA Omaha. Purchased IF Luis de los Santos from Omaha. Recalled P Dennis Moeller and OF Harvey Pulliam from Omaha and OF Jorge Pedre from Class AA Memphis.
*Los Angeles Dodgers -- Named Terry Reynolds to replace Ben Wade as director of scouting.
*Milwaukee Brewers -- Retained coaches Don Baylor, Ray Burris, Duffy Dyer, Andy Etchebarren and Larry Haney. Named Tony Muser manager at Class AAA Denver.
*New York Yankees -- Released IF Wayne Tolleson (.149, 0 HR, 4 RBI) and OF Claudell Washington (.163, 1 HR, 6 RBI). Added P Wade Taylor, IF Pat Kelly, OF Bernie Williams and OF Gerald Williams to major-league roster.
*Philadelphia Phillies -- Assigned C Tom Nieto, P Brad Moore, P Scott Service, OF Curt Ford and OF Louie Meadows to Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Purchased minor-league P Bob Scanlan's contract.
*Atlanta Hawks -- Announced John Lucas' (Maryland) retirement after 14 seasons (10.7 career ppg). Signed F Trevor Wilson and G Stephen Bardo to one-year contracts.
*Dallas Mavericks -- Signed G Steve Alford to one-year contract.
*Denver Nuggets -- Added C Joe Wolf when Los Angeles Clippers failed to match Denver's offer.
*NFL -- Fined Cincinnati Bengals coach Sam Wyche reported $30,000 for excluding woman reporter from the team's locker room after Monday night's game in Seattle.
*Green Bay Packers -- Suspended RB Herman Fontenot for two weeks for conduct detrimental to team.
*Los Angeles Rams -- Activated CB Jerry Gray. Placed RB Marcus Dupree on injured reserve.
*Philadelphia Eagles -- Waived OL Carl Dawson. Signed DL Horacio Moronta for practice squad.
*Pittsburgh Steelers -- Placed LB A.J. Jenkins on injured reserve. Activated LB Eddie Miles.
*Los Angeles Kings -- Released C Mike Allison.
Minnesota North Stars -- Assigned LW Clark Donatelli and LW Darcy Norton to San Diego of WHL.
*Baltimore Blast -- Cut free agents D Bruce Heon and F Paul Boulad.