BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES -- Placed Steve Farr, pitcher, on the day disabled list, retroactive to June 30. Purchased the contract of Curt Young, pitcher, from Columbus of the International League.
National League CINCINNATI REDS -- Optioned Tony Menendez, pitcher, to Nashville of the American Association. Recalled Keith Brown, pitcher, from Nashville.
HOUSTON ASTROS -- Activated Mark Portugal, pitcher, from the disabled list. Placed Rafael Ramirez, shortstop, on the 15-day disabled list. Acquired Rich Scheid, pitcher, from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later and assigned him to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.
NEW YORK METS -- Signed Joe Petcka, pitcher, and assigned him to Pittsfield of the New York-Penn League.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Optioned Jeff King, infielder, to Buffalo of the American Association.
SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Recalled Tim Scott, pitcher, from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League. Waived Pat Clements, pitcher.
Canadian Football League BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS -- Released Jay Christiansen and Curtis Gaspard, wide recievers; Greg Delaine, defensive tackle; Zock Allen and Donald Miller, linebackers; Maurice Smith, defensive back, and Lui Passaglia, kicker.
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS -- Released John Hood and Ricky Martin, running backs; David Lucas and Scott Walker, wide receivers; Scott Douglas, Mike Pavelec and Simon Taylor, offensive linemen; Joe Campbell and Michael Jones, defensive linemen; Darryl Beavers and Dwayne Simmons, linebackers, and Greg Eaglin, defensive back. Placed Dave Richardson, offensive lineman, on injured reserve. Transferred Rickey Royal, defensive back, to their reserve list.
OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS -- Released Lonzell Hill, Dan Johnston and Paul Skansi, wide receivers; Kensley Palmer and Ronnie Shannon, running backs; Jacques Moreau, Mike Philbrick and Jeff Thomas, offensive linemen; Tony Hall, Michel Raby and John Wauford, defensive linemen; Daved Benefield, Jeff Jackson and Virgil Robertson, linebackers, and Tracey Gravely and Brett Young, defensive backs.