Cincinnati -- Acquired third baseman Wade Rowdon and outfielder Leo Garcia from the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade for pitcher Jim Kern; recalled pitcher Bill Scherrer from Indianapolis of the American Association.
New York (AL) -- Recalled first baseman Steve Balboni, first baseman-outfielder Don Mattingly, outfielder Mike Patterson and pitcher Curt Kaufman from Columbus of the International League.
New York (NL) -- Activated catcher John Stearns and infielder Wally Backman.
Pittsburgh -- Activated right fielder Dave Parker.
Detroit -- Signed center-forward Edgar Jones to a multi-year contract.
Baltimore -- Acquired defensive tackle Tom Tabor from Pittsburgh, defensive end Harry Stanback of Atlanta and offensive guard Gerry Raymond of the New York Giants on waivers; recalled linebacker Cliff Odom through procedural recall waivers; cut linebacker Dave Simmons and offensive guard James Carter; placed nose tackles Leo Wisniewski and Myron Lapka on injured reserve.
Cincinnati -- Cut safety Dick Jauron, linebacker Ron Simpkins, running backs Jim Hargrove and Harry Sydney, wide receivers James Bennett and Jim Ferranti, cornerback Larry Hogue and tackles Kari Yli-Renko and Oudious Lee; placed tackles Jim Hannula and Arthur King on injured reserve; signed receiver Dan Plater.
Cleveland -- Placed linebacker Curtis Weathers on injured reserve; recalled linebacker Kevin Turner.
Denver -- Placed rookie linebacker Darren Comeaux on injured reserve; signed linebacker Rick Dennison.
Green Bay -- Cut fullbacks Jim Jensen and Eric Torkelson and defensive back Virgil Livers; placed offensive linemen Angelo Fields and Syd Kitson on injured reserve.
Minnesota -- Placed linemen Ray Yakavonis and Bill Stephanos on injured reserve; waived offensive tackle Greg Murtha and safety Brian Howard.
New England -- Placed running back Sam Cunningham on injured reserve; cut wide receiver Ray Arnold, running back Allan Clark, defensive back Kevin Donnalley, nose tackle Luther Henson, offensive guard John Tautolo and tight end Dave Young; acquired defensive end Ron Spears.
New York Jets -- Signed center Steve Alvers; placed lineman Guy Bingham on injured reserve.
Philadelphia (USFL) -- Signed running back Anthony Anderson, wide receiver Gerald Lucear, punt returner Mike Askew, tight end Dominick DeCicco and defensive tackle Kurt Brechbill.
Pittsburgh -- Waived kickoff returner Larry Anderson and kicker Dave Trout; claimed kicker Gary Anderson from Buffalo.
St. Louis -- Waived center Tom Brahaney, tackle Dale Markham, running back Walter Poole, defensive back Ray Waddy, wide receiver Jim Joiner, defensive end Rusty Guilbeau and defensive tackle Phil Murphy; placed tight end Ed Whitley, wide receiver Ken Thompson, linebackers John Gillen and Craig Puki and cornerback Vance Bedford on injured reserve; claimed defensive end Bruce Thornton.
San Diego -- Cut wide receiver Harold Jackson, punter George Roberts, linebacker Jim Laslavic, defensive tackle Charles DeJurnett, running back Clarence Williams, safety Frank Duncan, linebacker Jeff Siemon, safety Scott Beyers, running back Doug Banks and quarterback Rob Preston; placed offensive lineman Don Brown on injured reserve.
Seattle -- Cut wide receivers Sam McCullum, Mark McGrath and Ron Mallett, guard Bob Newton, center Art Kuehn, defensive tackle Doug Sutherland, safeties Vic Minor and Steve Cordle, fullback Jim Jodat, kicker Vince Wagner and linebacker David Jefferson.
Washington -- Placed running back Joe Washington on injured reserve; recalled linebacker Quentin Lowry.
Hartford -- Signed left wing Paul Lawless to a multi-year contract.
New York Rangers -- Signed defenseman Ed Hospodar.