Minneapolis' HHH Metrodome has been confirmed as site of the 1985 All-Star Game--after the 1984 renewal (July 10) in San Francisco's Candlestick Park, which itself could be phased out by a domed stadium, if the money materializes . . . The Cincinnati Reds have found the wherewithal to keep Cy Young candidate Mario Soto and make him their highest-paid player ever, under their longest contract ever. For probably upward of $1 million a year, the right-hander, 27, signed for 1984-88 plus Reds' options in 1989 and '90 . . . Ken Griffey, Yankees' batting leader, should be so happy under his six-year, maybe $6.25 million contract with four years left. But the ex-Red says he's sorry he ever came to New York. "You can only take so much" inconsideration from management, he says . . .

Still no tepee for Chief Noc-a-homa in Atlanta Stadium, still more Braves' woes--now in their bullpen. Right-hander Rick Camp is done for the year, a nerve disorder leaving numbness in his pitching fingers. Lefty Terry Forster is not counted on "until maybe the last week of the season"; pulled hamstring . . . Royals, on a youth movement, tell 17-year veteran outfielder Amos Otis they will not renew his contract for next season.