* Cincinnati Reds -- Optioned Keith Brown (pitcher) to Nashville of the American Association. Recalled Freddie Benavides (shortstop) from Nashville.
* Pittsburgh Pirates -- Placed Don Slaught (catcher) on the 15-day disabled list. Purchased the contract of Jeff Banister (catcher) from Buffalo of the American Association.
* Charlotte Hornets -- Named Allan Bristow (vice president of player personnel) coach. Named Gene Littles (coach) vice president and special assistant. Named Dave Twardzik director of player personnel.
* Dallas Cowboys -- Signed Danny Noonan (defensive tackle) to a three-year contract. Released Rob McWright (defensive back).
* Detroit Lions -- Waived Ron Sancho (linebacker).
* Indianapolis Colts -- Agreed to terms with Eugene Daniel and Chris Goode (cornerbacks) on three-year contracts, and Chip Banks (linebacker) on a four-year contract.
* Los Angeles Raiders -- Agreed to terms with Bruce Wilkerson (offensive tackle).
* Los Angeles Rams -- Signed George Bethune (linebacker). Released Michael Thomas (wide receiver) and Mark Steed (defensive end).
* Minnesota Vikings -- Agreed to terms with Todd Kalis (guard) and Todd Scott (cornerback).
* New Orleans Saints -- Signed Kevin Haverdink (offensive tackle).
* New York Giants -- Signed Ed McCaffrey (wide receiver) to a three-year contract.
* Phoenix Cardinals -- Agreed to terms with Lance Smith (guard).
* San Diego Chargers -- Announced Wayne Dickson (linebacker) has left camp.
* Chicago Blackhawks -- Named Bob Murray director of player personnel and Michael Dumas head scout.
* St. Louis Blues -- Signed Ron Hoover (center).
* Jacksonville -- Announced that Al Powell (junior forward) has withdrawn from school.