Baseball Cleveland Indians -- Claimed OF Jose Gonzalez (.042 in 48 at-bats with Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh) off waivers from the Pirates. Optioned P Mauro Gozzo (19.29 ERA in 4 2/3 IP).
Detroit Tigers -- Purchased the contract of P Jeff Kaiser from Class AAA Toledo. Optioned 3B Scott Livingstone to Toledo.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Announced that P Teddy Higuera, on the DL with a torn rotator cuff, will undergo arthroscopic surgery Aug. 23.
Minnesota Twins -- Signed 2B Matthew Lawton.
Oakland Athletics -- Released P Andy Hawkins. Recalled P Joe Slusarski from Class AAA Tacoma.
Toronto Blue Jays -- OF Cory Snyder (.111 in 35 AB for Toronto), designated for assignment last week when the club acquired Candy Maldonado from the Milwaukee Brewers, has agreed to join Class AAA Syracuse.
New Jersey Nets -- Waived 2-time All-Star G Reggie Theus (18.6 ppg, 4.7 apg) so the 13-year NBA veteran can play for Associazione Pallacanestro Varese of the Italian League.
Rapid City Thrillers -- Named Trey Schwab trainer-assistant coach.
CUNY Athletic Conference -- Named Ted Hurwitz executive director, effective Sept. 1.
Eastern College Athletic Conference -- Named Bob Quinn supervisor of officials for hockey.
Hunter -- Named Alec Mahrer men's soccer coach.
Kansas State -- Named Milt Richards, 32, associate AD at Temple University since 1985, AD.
Pepperdine -- Announced that basketball G Ellen Blackmun is transferring from Iowa State.
Upsala -- Named Dean Ehehalt baseball coach.
Detroit Lions -- Waived LB Zeno Alexander, OT Jeff Mickel, DE Otis Moore, TE Franklin Thomas and WR Slip Watkins.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed DT Mike Pitts to a 2-year contract.
San Francisco 49ers -- Signed free-agent P Paul McJulien, released recently by the Miami Dolphins, to compete with former Redskins P Ralf Mojsiejenko, who has averaged 38.7 yards on 13 punts. Released CB Cornerback Steve Brown.
Albany Firebirds (Arena) -- Re-signed Rick Buffington, coach; Mike Hohensee, offensive coordinator; and Mike Dailey, lines coach, through the 1992 season.
Baltimore Blast -- Announced the resignation of Jim Pollihan, assistant coach.
Wichita Wings -- Named Hugh Nicks GM.