BASEBALL (NL) * Chicago Cubs -- Claimed George Pedre (catcher) off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. Designated Steve Carter (outfielder) for reassignment.
* Cincinnati Reds -- Claimed Bob Geren (catcher) off waivers from the New York Yankees, and Cesar Hernandez (outfielder) off waivers from the Montreal Expos. Named Doug Spreen (trainer) for Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League and Mark Mann (trainer) for Billings of the Pioneer League.
* Pittsburgh Pirates -- Named Roger Wilson equipment manager; Carlos Ledezma assistant equipment manager and coordinator of minor league trainers, and Michael Hurd grounds superintendent at their Pirate City complex in Bradenton