Baltimore - Signed OF Mike Thomas.

Cleveland - Placed 1B Keith Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 18. Fired Bobby Molinaro, manager, of their Colorado Springs team in the Pacific Coast League. Named Charlie Manuel manager.


Cincinnati - Signed Ps Ryan Edwards, James Wiggins, Bryant Balentine and Leonard Griffen. Assigned Edwards to Billings of the Pioneer League and Wiggins, Balentine and Griffen to the Gulf Coast League.

Los Angeles - Moved P Pat Perry from the 15-day disabled list to the 21-day list, and 3B Jeff Hamilton from the 21-day list to the 60-day emergency list.



New Haven - Named Gary Liebow director of marketing.



New York - Waived T Reggie McElroy and RB Mark Konecny. Named Ron Wolf director of player personnel.


NSFL - Named Hubert Byrne personal assistant to the commissioner.



Montreal - Reached a five-year agreement to have their American Hockey League affiliate in Fredericton, New Brunswick.


Baltimore - Named Rob Laird head coach and general manager and Ken Albert radio broadcaster.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Announced that Dick Schultz, executive director of the NCAA, has been elected chairman of the board of trustees.

Horse racing

New York Racing Association - Named Richard P. Brown vice president of marketing.


Big East Conference - Named Michael Tranghese commissioner.

Davidson - Named Dick Cooke baseball coach.

Fairleigh Dickinson - Named Micah Blunt men's assistant basketball coach.

John Jay - Named Patrick Mangan men's tennis coach; Wilhelmena Lesane women's basketball and softball coach; and Davidson Umeh men's soccer coach.

Kutztown - Dropped men's and women's lacrosse and men's golf. Moved its wrestling program from NCAA Division I to Division II.

LSU - Extended the contract of Skip Bertman, baseball caoch, to the 1993 baseball season.

Pittsburgh - Announced the retirement of Johnny Sauer, football broadcaster.

Wagner - Announced the resignation of Gela Mikalauskas, women's basketball coach and associate athletic director. Named Pamela Roecker women's basketball coach and assistant athletic director.