BASEBALL American League * Kansas City Royals -- Waived Jeffrey Leonard (outfielder).
* Milwaukee Brewers -- Named Fred Stanley director of player development. Reassigned Dick Hackett (vice president of marketing) to the position of vice president of governmental affairs.
* New York Yankees -- Waived Pat Sheridan (outfielder) for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
* Texas Rangers -- Announced Mario Diaz and Gary Green (infielders) and Mark Parent (catcher) have rejected outright assignment to Oklahoma City of the American Association and become free agents.
HOCKEY (NHL) * Minnesota North Stars -- Acquired Tony Joseph (right wing) from the Winnipeg Jets for Tyler Larter (center).
* New York Rangers -- Recalled Corey Millen (center), Rick Bennett (left wing) and Per Djoos (defenseman) from Binghamton of the AHL. Assigned Mark Janssens (center) to Binghamton for conditioning.
* Quebec Nordiques -- Signed Stephane Fiset (goalie) to a multi-year contract.
* San Jose Sharks -- Recalled Ed Courtenay (forward) from Kansas City of the International Hockey League. Sent David Bruce and Kevin Evans (forwards) to Kansas City.