BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox -- Announced they would release OF Oscar Gamble (.203, four homers, 20 RBI) Monday; purchased 1B Joe De Sa (.286, 17 homers) from AAA Buffalo; said they would purchase RHP Joel Davis.

Chicago Cubs -- Fined C Jody Davis $400 for arriving late for Thursday night's game in St. Louis, because his wife gave birth to the couple's third son. "My boy was only one day old, and already he cost me $400," said Davis.

Kansas City Royals -- Placed OF Pat Sheridan on DL; recalled OF Dave Leeper from AAA Omaha. Milwaukee Brewers -- Assigned OF Bobby Clark (.226) to AAA Vancouver.

Montreal Expos -- Recalled RHP Floyd Youmans (3-2, 3.11 ERA with AAA Indianapolis); placed RHP David Palmer on 21-day DL.

Minnesota Twins -- Placed IF Greg Gagne on 15-day DL, back strain; called up SS Alvaro Espinoza from AAA Toledo. FOOTBALL

St. Louis Cardinals -- DT Mark Duda (U. of Maryland) will be out three weeks, arthroscopic surgery on right knee.

Green Bay Packers -- First-round draft choice T Ken Ruettgers (Southern California) agreed to four one-year contracts. LOCALLY

Greg Pugh, 12, of Washington finished sixth in junior division (ages 9 through 12) of All-American Soap Box Derby at Akron, Ohio.