BASEBALL American League * BOSTON RED SOX -- Signed Steve Lyons, infielder, to a one-year contract.
SEATTLE MARINERS -- Named Chuck Armstrong president and chief operating officer. Acquired Brian Fisher, pitcher, from the Cincinnati Reds for future considerations. Assigned Fisher to Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. Sent Mike Remlinger, pitcher, from Calgary to Jacksonville of the Southern League.
National League * CHICAGO CUBS -- Optioned Gary Scott, infielder, to Iowa of the American Association.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Activated Gary Redus, first baseman-outfielder, from the disabled list. Optioned William Pennyfeather, outfielder, to Carolina of the Southern League.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -- Placed Geronimo Pena, second baseman, on the 15-day disabled list. Activated Rex Hudler, infielder, from the 15-day disabled list.
National Basketball Association * HOUSTON ROCKETS -- Named Jim Boylen assistant coach and video coordinator; Joe Ash assistant coach; and David
Spangler assistant media information director.
National Football League
* DETROIT LIONS -- Signed Mike Hinnant, guard.
National Hockey League * HARTFORD WHALERS -- Signed Jim Agnew, defenseman, and Mikael Nylander, center.
* CAL STATE FULLERTON -- Named Deborah Ayres women's basketball coach.
* DUKE -- Named John Kerr assistant men's soccer coach.
ST. JOHN'S -- Announced that the hockey program will be discontinued.
* TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA -- Signed Buddy Nix, football coach, to a new contract through Jan. 1, 1996.