Baltimore Orioles -- Outrighted P Stacy Jones to Class AAA Rochester, reducing the major- league roster to 37 players.
Chicago Cubs -- Hired Syd Thrift as assistant general manager. Claimed C George Pedre off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. Designated OF Steve Carter for reassignment.
Cincinnati Reds -- Filled their 40-man roster by claiming C Bob Geren from the New York Yankees and OF Cesar Hernandez from the Montreal Expos.
New York Mets -- Agree with Bobby Bonilla on a $29 million, five-year contract.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Offered salary arbitration to free agents Bobby Bonilla, Steve Buechele and Mike LaValliere.
Pace -- Announced the resignation of football coach Bob Baker.
Texas -- Announced the resignation of football coach David McWilliams.
Indianapolis Colts -- Waived T Bubba Paris.
Los Angeles Raiders -- Announce that the team will be without DE Howie Long for at least 2 weeks with a first-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.