Atlanta Braves -- Demoted RHP Craig McMurtry, 0-1 with 11.08 ERA this year and 9-18 overall since his 15-9 rookie season in 1983, to AAA Richmond; activated RHP Pascual Perez from 15-day disabled list. Oakland A's -- Cut IF Dan Meyer (0 for 14); called up C Charlie O'Brien from AA Huntsville. Miami Marlins (Class A) -- Fired Tom Burgess as manager, named C Jim Essian player-manager. COLLEGES

NCAA Baseball -- Atlantic Region games yesterday in Miami were rained out, Virginia vs. Miami rescheduled for 3:30 today. Navy -- Senior Stefani Green placed third a third consecutive year in the 800 meters of the NCAA Division II women's championships at Cal State-Los Angeles, clocking 2:10.8; fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a school-record 1:00.47. Texas -- Cleburne Price, track coach for 15 years, will step down after next week's NCAA championships and assume an administrative position with the athletic department. Providence -- Steve Stirling, saying he had proven himself on the major-college level after coaching the Friars to second place in the NCAA hockey tournament in his second year, returned to Division II Babson, where he coached 1978-83. San Francisco State -- Named Timothy Franklin, Old Dominion assistant, men's basketball coach.Northeast Louisiana -- Fired Joy Shamburger as assistant women's basketball coach in the wake of a $500,000 lawsuit alleging she had a sexual relationship with one of the players.