BASEBALL American League * Orioles -- Sent...

BASEBALL American League * Orioles -- Sent Jeff Ballard, Jeff Robinson and Paul Kilgus pitchers) to Rochester of the International League. Called up Stacy Jones, Mike Mussina and Jim Poole (pitchers) from Rochester.

* Cleveland Indians -- Recalled Eric King (pitcher) from Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League.


* Minnesota Twins -- Recalled Willie Banks (pitcher) from Portland of the Pacific Coast League. Placed Denny Neagle (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list. Activated Pedro Munoz (outfielder) from the 15-day disabled list.

National League * San Diego Padres -- Acquired Jack Howell (third baseman) from the California Angels for Shawn Abner (outfielder).


San Francisco Giants -- Optioned Steve Decker (catcher) and Mark Leonard (outfielder) to Phoenix of the Pacific Coast League.

BASKETBALL (NBA) * New York Knicks -- Signed Anthony Mason (forward).

FOOTBALL (NFL) * Dallas Cowboys -- Waived Babe Laufenberg (quarterback).

Detroit Lions -- Agreed to terms with Lawrence Pete (nose tackle) on a one-year contract.

* Kansas City Chiefs -- Announced the resignation of Mike Webster (assistant coach).

* New Orleans Saints -- Waived John Fourcade (quarterback). Signed Lonnie Finch (cornerback).

* New York Giants -- Waived Kieran Clair and Larry Wanke (quarterbacks), Tony Gilbert (wide receiver) and Demetrius Hill (defensive lineman).

* San Diego Chargers -- Signed David Richards (guard) and Shane Elliott (tackle).


* Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Waived Hyland Hickson (running back). Placed Robert Martz (defensive lineman) on injured waivers.

HOCKEY (NHL) * Toronto Maple Leafs -- Signed Joel Quenneville (defenseman) and Brad Aitken, David Tomlison, Mike Eastwood, and Mike MacWilliams (forwards).


* Cincinnati -- Named Vincent Ille assistant athletic director for compliance.

* Marshall -- Announced Tink Brown and Romel "Stuff" Lynch (guards) and Orin Gordon (forward) have been declared academically ineligible for next season.

* Penn State -- Announced Matt Maloney (basektball guard) has transferred from Vanderbilt.


* St. John's -- Named Bob Rapisarda rifle coach.

* Texas Tech -- Named Louise Ritter women's track coach.