Player Relations Committee -- Named Richard Ravitch president and CEO.
Houston Astros -- Named Tom Spencer, first-base coach for the New York Mets last season, third-base coach. Asked for unconditional release waivers on P Jim Corsi, P Dwayne Henry, IF Jose Tolentino and OF Javier Ortiz.
Florida Marlins -- Named Orrin Freeman associate director of scouting.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Named John Shoemaker manager and Luis Tiant pitching coach of rookie league Kissimmee.
New York Mets -- Added P Julian Vasquez, P Joe Vitko, C Brook Fordyce, IF Tito Navarro and OF Patrick Howell to the 40-man roster. Sent P Blaine Beatty and OF Chuck Carr outright to Class AAA Tidewater. Named Rafael Landestoy minor-league infield and base-running instructor; Tom Romenesko scout; and Jim Duquette administrative assistant for the minor leagues.
San Diego Padres -- Purchased the contract of SS Ray Holbert from Class A High Desert.
Seattle Mariners -- Sent IF Mike Blowers and IF Frank Bolick to Class AAA Calgary. Purchased the contracts of P Kerry Woodson, P Jim Newlin, P Jeff Nelson, C Jim Campanis and C Greg Pirkl from Calgary.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Assigned 3B Ray Gianelli outright to Class AAA Syracuse. Announced that IF Rene Gonzales has refused assignment to Syracuse and is a free agent.
Los Angeles Lakers -- Placed G Magic Johnson on the injured list (as long as Johnson remains on the injured list, he will be allowed to sit on the Lakers bench during games). Signed G Demetrius Calip.
Minnesota Timberwolves -- Signed C Luc Longley (first-round draft pick from New Mexico) to a 4-year contract.
Washington Bullets -- Signed C Ralph Sampson to a 1-year contract. Placed F Tom Hammonds (groin injury) on the injured list. Activated G LaBradford Smith. Released F Albert King.
Cleveland Browns -- Waived CB Anthony Florence and LB Randy Kirk. Signed LB Johnie Cooks. Placed WR Danny Peebles on IR.