* NEW YORK YANKEES -- Sent Jesse Barfield, outfielder, to Albany of the Eastern League on a rehabilitation assignment.
* SEATTLE MARINERS -- Placed Randy Johnson and Jim Acker, pitchers, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Mike Walker and Mark Grant, pitchers, from Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. Signed Tom Drees, pitcher, to a contract with Calgary.
* TORONTO BLUE JAYS -- Signed Brandon Cromer, shortstop; Sy Dorsey and Scott Kennedy, pitchers; and Scott McCloughan, third baseman-outfielder; to minor-league contracts. Assigned Cromer, Dorsey and Kennedy to the Blue Jays Gulf Coast League team and McCloughan to St. Catharines of the New York-Penn League.
* CHICAGO CUBS -- Signed Brandon Pico, Keenie Steenstra and Collin Kerley, pitchers; Brant Brown, Chris Peterson and Patrick Fairly, infielders; Daniel Madsen and Tyrone Lewis, outfielders; and Paul Stojsavjevic, catcher; to minor-league contracts.
* HOUSTON ASTROS -- Placed Mark Portugal, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Brian Williams, pitcher, from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.
* PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -- Signed Trevor Humphrey, pitcher; Jason Moler, catcher; and Tim Cornish, outfielder; to minor-league contracts.
* PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Purchased the contract of Dave Clark, outfielder, from Buffalo of the American Association. Recalled John Wehner, infielder, from Buffalo. Placed Gary Redus, outfielder-first baseman, on the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Carlos Garcia, infielder, to Buffalo. Signed Shon Walker, outfielder.
* SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -- Activated Mark Leonard, outfielder, from the 15-day disabled list and sent him to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.
BASKETBALL Continental Basketball Association
* RAPID CITY THRILLERS -- Named Robert Mitchell director of public relations.
World Basketball League
* WBL -- Announced that the Jacksonville Stingrays and Boca Raton Jades will cease operations immediately.
United States Basketball League
* ATLANTA EAGLES -- Named Helaine Becker assistant general manager.
* NEW JERSEY JAMMERS -- Signed Maurice Alexander, guard. Placed Ron Moore, guard, on the taxi squad.
HOCKEY National Hockey League
* DETROIT RED WINGS -- Signed Dallas Drake, right wing.
* HARTFORD WHALERS -- Named Paul Holmgren coach. Traded Brad Shaw, defenseman, to the New Jersey Devils for future considerations. Traded Mark Hunter, right wing, to the Washington Capitals for Nick Kypreos, left wing.
* MINNESOTA NORTH STARS -- Traded Al Pedersen, defenseman, to the Hartford Whalers for future considerations.
* MONTREAL CANADIENS -- Signed Benoit Brunet, left winger, to a one-year contract.
* NEW YORK ISLANDERS -- Extended the contracts of Steve Thomas, right wing, and Benoit Hogue, left wing.
* OTTAWA SENATORS -- Named Rick Bowness coach.
* WINNIPEG JETS -- Traded Stephane Beauregard, goaltender, to the Buffalo Sabres for Christian Ruuttu, center, and future considerations.
FOOTBALL National Football League
* KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -- Signed Ron Goetz and William Kirksey, linebackers.
* NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- Signed Ilia Jarostchuk, linebacker.
* PITTSBURGH STEELERS -- Signed Hardy Nickerson, linebacker, to a one-year contract.
* BELMONT PARK -- Suspended Mike Smith, jockey, for seven days for careless riding in the fifth race on June 13.
* MANHATTAN -- Named Sean Cleary men's part-time assistant basketball coach.
* MASSACHUSETTS -- Named Gerry Azzinaro linebackers coach.
* RADFORD -- Named Kenneth Dale and Justin Bryant men's assistant soccer coaches and Robin Carnley women's assistant volleyball coach.
* RPI -- Announced the resignation of Jake Reed, lacrosse coach.
* RHODE ISLAND -- Named Ronald Petro athletic director, effective July 9.