National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues -- Elected Peter Kirk, chairman of the board of the Maryland Baseball Limited Partnership, to a 3-year term on the executive committee.
Cincinnati Reds -- Purchased the contract of C Troy Afenir from Class AAA Nashville. Placed OF Chris Jones (.292, 2 HRs, 6 RBI) on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Named Cal Emery scout.
Colorado Rockies -- Named Jorge Luis de Posada scouting supervisor in Puerto Rico.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Asked waivers on P Jim Neidlinger for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Sent P Zak Shinall outright to Class AAA Albuquerque.
New York Mets -- Traded OF Chuck Carr (.182, 0, 1) to the St. Louis Cardinals for P Clyde Keller. Signed OF Rodney McCray to a minor-league contract.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Named Marc Bombard manager and Don Williams pitching coach of Class AAA Buffalo Bisons.
San Francisco Giants -- Scottsdale, Ariz., officials announced that the club will move its Class AAA affiliate, the Phoenix Firebirds, to their city for the 1992 season. Scottsdale's 10,000-seat stadium is scheduled to be completed in February.
Texas Rangers -- Signed free-agent SS Dickie Thon (.252, 9, 44 with the Philadelphia Phillies) to a 1-year contract for a guaranteed $700,000.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Named Peter Widdrington chairman of the board; Paul Beeston CEO; and Peter Bronfman, John Morgan, Sidney Oland, Herb Solway and George Taylor to the board of directors. Named Doug Ault manager of Class A Myrtle Beach, J.J. Cannon manager of Class A St. Catharines and Jim Nettles manager of rookie league Medicine Hat.
NBA -- Fined Indiana Pacers C Rik Smits $3,000 for flagrantly elbowing San Antonio Spurs F Antoine Carr in a game Dec. 10.
Golden State Warriors -- Placed G Rod Higgins (broken wrist) on injured reserve and announced he may miss the rest of the season. Activated rookie F Chris Gatling from injured reserve.
Los Angeles Lakers -- Signed G Sherman Douglas to an offer sheet.
San Antonio Spurs -- Waived F Sean Higgins.
Rapid City Thrillers (CBA) -- Signed G Morlon Wiley and G Demetrius Calip.
Idaho -- Suspended F Deon Watson indefinitely from basketball game participation, but not from team or practice.
Illinois -- Named Lou Tepper football coach.
Houston Oilers -- Activated CB Herbie Anderson from the practice squad.
NHL -- Suspended Minnesota North Stars D Derian Hatcher for games without pay for a stick-swinging incident in a game on Dec. 7, effective Dec. 20.
Hampton Roads Admirals (ECHL) -- Signed LW Rod Taylor and G Byron Dafoe. Waived G David Cooper.