Baltimore Orioles -- Named Gary Nickels acting director of scouting. Named Fred Uhlman Jr. assistant scouting director. Named Mike Ledna Midwest scouting supervisor.
Chicago White Sox -- Named Ed Farmer special assistant to the senior vice president.
Kansas City Royals -- Signed free-agent OF Kirk Gibson (.260, 8 homers, 38 RBI) to a two-year contract.
New England Patriots -- Reactivated WR Hart Lee Dykes, who had been out of action since Oct. 10, when he received a severe eye injury in a brawl outside the Club Shalimar in Providence, R.I. Reactivated WR Michael Timpson and OL David Viaene. Placed WR Sammy Martin and DE Garin Veris on injured reserve.
New York Jets -- Placed CB John Booty on injured reserve. Activated LB Mac Stephens from the practice squad.