Baltimore Orioles -- Designated P Jose Bautista (0-1, 16.88 ERA) for assignment to make room for 2B Bill Ripken, who is scheduled to be activated today.
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 (.333 in 63 AB) 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.
San Francisco Giants -- Signed free-agent 2B Tommy Herr (.194 with 1 HR and 14 RBI in 70 games for the New York Mets). Placed IF Greg Litton on the 15-day DL.
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.
NCAA Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee -- Reprimanded UCLA women's coach Bob Kersee for instructing an athlete to intentionally false-start in the NCAA Championships in June.
CUNY Athletic Conference -- Named Ted Hurwitz executive director, effective Sept. 1.
Cal-San Bernardino -- Named Don Parnell baseball coach.
The Citadel -- Announced HB Ray Wimbush has been declared academically ineligible for the football season.
Florida -- Announced that DE Stephon Mack and DT Phillip Johnson have not reported for practice and won't play on the football team.
Hunter -- Named Alec Mahrer men's soccer coach.
Kansas State -- Named Milt Richards, 32, associate AD at Temple University since 1985, AD.
Miami, Fla. -- Announced that WR Gary Banks has been declared academically ineligible for the football season.
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 (Poly) to a 2-year contract.
San Francisco 49ers -- Signed free-agent P Paul McJulien, released by the Miami Dolphins, to compete with former Redskin Ralf Mojsiejenko, who has averaged 38.7 yards on 13 punts. Released CB Steve Brown.
Albany Firebirds (Arena) -- Re-signed coach Rick Buffington through the 1992 season.
Continental Hockey Association -- Put off its debut until the 1992-93 season.
Baltimore Blast -- Announced the resignation of assistant coach Jim Pollihan to become head coach of the Harrisburg Heat of the National Professional Soccer League.
Wichita Wings -- Named Hugh Nicks GM.