BASEBALL American League * Cleveland Indians -- Claimed Eddie Taubensee (catcher) off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
* Minnesota Twins -- Sent Lenny Webster (catcher) to Portland of the Pacific Coast League. Placed Pat Howell (outfielder) on waivers.
* Seattle Mariners -- Optioned Keith Comstock (pitcher) and Tino Martinez (infielder) to Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. Sent Alonzo Powell (outfielder) to their minor-league camp for reassignment.
* Texas Rangers -- Sent Joe Bitker (pitcher) to their minor-league camp for reassignment.
National League * Atlanta Braves -- Placed Pete Smith (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list.
* Cincinnati Reds -- Sent Chris Jones (outfielder) to Nashville of the American Association.
* Montreal Expos -- Recalled Eric Bullock (outfielder) from their minor-league camp.
* Philadelphia Phillies -- Optioned Mickey Morandini (second baseman) to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre of the International League.