Billy Martin will "look into all of his options inside and outside of baseball" before he makes a decision on accepting a lifetime contract to act as New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner's adviser, according to Martin's agent, Eddie Sapir. Martin was replaced as Yankees manager last Sunday by Lou Piniella, whom he had been grooming for the job. But he is being paid by Steinbrenner for the remaining two years of his contract and Steinbrenner is interested in keeping Martin in the Yankees organization.
Sapir has yet to meet with Martin to discuss the possibility of a lifetime Yankees contract. But Martin did tell his agent that "it was fine and he would look forward to meeting with George and discussing it," Sapir said . . .
Dane Iorg of the Kansas City Royals, whose two-run pinch single in the bottom of the ninth inning won the sixth game of the World Series, has filed for free agency with the Major League Players Association. Others filing were pitcher Al Holland of the California Angels, first baseman Richie Hebner of the Chicago Cubs, pitcher Steve McCatty of the Oakland A's and infielder Tony Bernazard of the Cleveland Indians . . .
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joaquin Andujar likely will appeal a 10-day suspension and $500 fine for his outburst against umpire Don Denkinger during the seventh game of the World Series, his agent says. "I would certainly think we would want to know what the basis is for the 10-day suspension," said David Hendricks of Houston. "My offhand comment is that it seems like cruel and unusual punishment."
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth announced the penalty Tuesday, saying, "Such actions are damaging to the game and cannot be tolerated." The $500 fine is the most that can be imposed on a player without retribution of a grievance from the players association. Andujar was ejected in Sunday's game, won by Kansas City, 11-0, after he charged the American League umpire over his ball and strike calls.