BASEBALL American League * KANSAS CITY ROYALS -- Placed Kevin McReynolds, outfielder, the 15-day disabled list. Called up Jeff Conine, outfielder-first baseman, from Omaha of the American Association.
* MILWAUKEE BREWERS -- Recalled Bruce Ruffin, pitcher, from Denver of the American Association. Sent Alex Diaz, outfielder, to Denver. Named Steve Ethier traveling secretary.
* SEATTLE MARINERS -- Purchased the contract of Shawn Barton, pitcher, from Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. Designated Juan Agosto, pitcher, for assignment.
* TEXAS RANGERS -- Placed Danny Leon, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list. Purchased the contract of Matt Whiteside, pitcher, from Oklahoma City of the American Association.
* TORONTO BLUE JAYS -- Placed Juan Guzman, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 4. Recalled Pat Hentgen, pitcher, from Syracuse of the International League.
National League * CHICAGO CUBS -- Fired Dick Balderson, vice president for scouting and player development, and Bill Harford, director of minor league operations. Announced that Scott Nelson, assistant director of scouting, would assume interim responsibility for scouting and player development.
* CINCINNATI REDS -- Placed Hal Morris, first baseman, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Cesar Hernandez, outfielder, from
Chattanooga of the Southern League.
National Basketball Association N
* MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -- Signed Bob McCann, forward.
National Football League * CINCINNATI BENGALS -- Signed Carl Pickens, wide receiver. Released Chris Burns, defensive end; Troy Faunce, punter; Jason Palumbis, quarterback, and Mark Benson and Larry Pitts, wide receivers.
* DALLAS COWBOYS -- Signed Vinson Smith, linebacker, to a three-year contract.
* GREEN BAY PACKERS -- Signed Mark D'Onofrio, linebacker, to a three-year contract, and Charles Wilson, wide receiver, to a two-year contract.
* LOS ANGELES RAIDERS -- Signed Darrel Hopper, cornerback. Released Mike Reddick, wide receiver.
National Hockey League
* BOSTON BRUINS -- Signed Dave Poulin, center.
* SAN JOSE SHARKS -- Signed Jeff Hackett, goaltender.
International Hockey League H6
* PEORIA RIVERMEN -- Signed Mark Bassen, forward.
* NCAA -- Placed the University of Texas-Pan American men's basketball program on probation for three years for rules violations.
* JACKSONVILLE -- Named Scott Clark sports information director.
* KEAN -- Named Rich Alercio defensive coordinator.
* MOLLOY -- Named Howard Haag men's baskeball coach; Charles Marquardt men's assistant basketball coach; Tony Razzziano and Tyler Zenghi women's assistant basketball coaches; Andy Carracino men's golf coach, and Matt Ferrand men's cross-country coach.
* MOUNT SAINT MARY'S -- Announced the resignation of Jim Deegan, track coach, to become full-time soccer coach. Named Mike Merritt men's and women's track coach.
* SAINT LOUIS -- Named Jerry Schwertfeger head athletic trainer and strength coach.
* SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE -- Named Keith Moreland assistant baseball coach.
* TEXAS A&M; -- Named Jeanne Sutherland women's golf coach.
* TRINITY, ILLINOIS -- Named George Suitor men's and women's cross-country and indoor track teams coach and assistant coach for men's and women's outdoor track teams.
* WESLEYAN -- Named Brenda Skelley men's and women's swimming coach; Craig Raye assistant football coach and men's and women's track teams coach, and Richard Beal assistant football coach and assistant lacrosse coach.