Commissioner's Office -- Placed Philadelphia Phillies OF Lenny Dykstra on probation 1 year for gambling activity.
California Angels -- Optioned 1B-OF Lee Stevens (.214, 7, 32), OF Mark Davis, IF Gary DiSarcina (.140 in 57 at-bats), IF Chris Cron and P Mike Erb. Returned P Kyle Abbott, P Chris Beasley, P Randy Bockus, P Tim Burcham, P Rafael Montalvo, OF Ruben Amaro Jr. and OF Dan Grunhard to minor leagues for assignment.
Detroit Tigers -- Optioned P David Haas, P Mike Munoz, P Eric Stone, IF Scott Livingstone and C Rich Rowland (.158 in 19
at-bats) to Class AAA Toledo. Optioned OF Rudy Pemberton to Class AA London. Returned P Mile Dalton and IF Johnny Paredes (.125 in 8 at-bats) to minor-league complex for assignment.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Sent P Narciso Elvira (5.40 in 5 IP), P Cal Eldred, P James Austin, P Jim Davins, P Chris George, P Doug Henry, P Chris Johnson and C Dave Nilsson (from Brisbane, Australia) to minor-league complex for assignment.
Minnesota Twins -- Sent P Willie Banks, P Park Pittman to Class AAA Portland. Sent P Jack Savage (0-2, 8.31) and C Danny Sheaffer to minor-league camp for assignment.
New York Yankees -- Sent P Steve Adkins (1-2, 6.38 in 24 IP), P Darrin Chapin, OF Bernie Williams and OF Gerald Williams to Class AAA Columbus. Optioned P Willie Smith to Class AA Albany. Sent P Mike Gardella, C Brad Ausmus, C Dave Sax, IF Bobby DeJardin and OF Van Snider to minor-league camp for assignment.
New Jersey Nets -- Placed C Chris Dudley (7.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg) on injured list. Activated G Kurk Lee (1.5 ppg) from injured list.
Florida Jades (WBL) -- Acquired rights to G Haywoode Workman.
Arizona State -- Announced that OF Tommy Adams has been dismissed from baseball team.
Boston College -- Len Ceglarski, the only men's hockey coach to have won 250 or more games at two schools, Clarkson and BC, said he will retire after 1991-92 season.
Colorado State -- Men's basketball coach Boyd "Tiny" Grant (275-120, including 81-46 at Colorado State) retired at age 57.
Hiram -- Named Cindy J. McKnight women's basketball and softball coach.
San Diego State -- Gave men's basketball coach Jim Brandenburg (13-16 this season, 50-68 in 4 seasons at school) 1-year contract extension, taking him through 1993-94 season.
Tulsa -- Fired men's basketball coach J.D. Barnett (106-75 in 6 seasons at school, including 18-12 this season; 261-152 in 14 Division I seasons).
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed Detroit Lions OL Dennis McKnight, a Plan B free agent.
USGA -- Confirmed that reason for withdrawal of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., as host of 1994 U.S. Women's Open was that club would not promise to have minority members by then. Tournament will be played at Indianwood Golf Club in Lake Orion, Mich.
Vancouver Canucks -- G Troy Gamble, who suffered his fourth concussion of the season Tuesday when he took a shot in the face mask during practice, will be out 1 week. Signed D Troy Neumeier, 10th-round choice in 1990 entry draft from Prince Albert, Alberta.