BASEBALL (AL) * Detroit Tigers -- Purchased the contracts of Rusty Meacham and Dave Haas (pitchers) from London of the Eastern League and Kevin Ritz and Eric Stone (pitchers) from Toledo of the International League.
* New York Yankees -- Named Tony Bartirome traveling secretary.
BASKETBALL (NBA) * Washington Bullets -- Signed Ledell Eackles (guard) to a two-year contract and placed him on the suspended list.
FOOTBALL (NFL) * New England Patriots -- Released David Douglas (offensive lineman) from injured reserve.
HOCKEY (NHL) * Boston Bruins -- Announced the retirement of Gord Kluzak defenseman).
* Detroit Red Wings -- Recalled John Chabot (center), Tom Bissett (right wing) and Yves Racine (defenseman) from Adirondack of the AHL.
* Minnesota North Stars -- Recalled Brian Hayward (goalie) from Kalamazoo of the International Hockey League.
* New York Rangers -- Assigned Steven Rice (right wing) to Binghamton of the AHL.