BASEBALL American League * Orioles -- Optioned Anthony Telford (pitcher) and Jeff Tackett (catcher) to Rochester of the International League. Released Pete Stanicek (infielder) from their minor-league camp.
* Cleveland Indians -- Placed Ever Magallanes (infielder) on waivers for the purpose of sending him to the minor leagues. Optioned Kevin Wickander (pitcher) to Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League. Sent Brian Johnson (catcher) to their minor-league camp for reassignment.
* Minnesota Twins -- Optioned Paul Abbott and Rich Garces (pitchers), Jarvis Brown and J.T. Bruett (outfielders), Terry Jorgensen (third baseman) and Paul Sorrento (first baseman) to Portland of the Pacific Coast League. Optioned Derek Parks (catcher) to Orlando of the Southern League.
* Philadelphia Phillies -- Optioned Andy Ashby (pitcher) to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre of the International League.
* San Diego Padres -- Claimed Jose Melendez (pitcher) on waivers from the Seattle Mariners.
BASKETBALL (NBA) * League -- Fined Chuck Person (Indiana forward) $2,500 for twice kicking balls into the stands after being ejected from a game March 23; James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers forward) $1,500 for initiating an incident in a game March 24; and Sedale Threatt (Seattle guard) $1,000 for retaliating against Worthy.
FOOTBALL (NFL) * Cleveland Browns -- Signed John Rienstra (offensive guard).
* Detroit Lions -- Signed Sean Vanhorse (cornerback).
* Miami Dolphins -- Signed Ned Bolcar (linebacker) to a two-year contract.
* San Diego Chargers -- Signed Galand Thaxton (linebacker).
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed Jamie Lawson (fullback).
COLLEGE * Arizona State -- Announced that David Tisdell (linebacker) has left the football team.
* Pittsburgh -- Named Marty Galbraith tight ends and kickers coach.
* Robert Morris -- Named Renate Costner women's basketball coach.
* William & Mary -- Named Trina Thomas women's basketball coach.