* COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE -- Approved the nomination of Joseph Molloy as managing director of the New York Yankees.
* TORONTO BLUE JAYS -- Placed Derek Bell, outfielder, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Jeff Kent, infielder, from Syracuse of the International League.
* CINCINNATI REDS -- Placed Chris Sabo, third baseman, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Jeff Branson, infielder, from Nashville of the American Association.
* PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -- Placed Lenny Dykstra, outfielder, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Julio Peguero, outfielder, from Scranton-Wilkes-Barre of the International League.
* SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Traded Tom Redington, third baseman, to the Chicago White Sox for Lenny Brutcher, pitcher. Assigned Brutcher to High Desert of the California League.
National Basketball Association
* NBA -- Fined Charles Oakley, New York Knicks forward, $2,500 for hitting Isiah Thomas with his forearm in a game on April 7. Named Gary Brokaw manager of basketball operations.
* LOS ANGELES LAKERS -- Signed Cliff Robinson, forward, for the remainder of the season.