BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles --

Promoted John Hart from manager at Class AA Charlotte to manage AAA Rochester, hired ex-Oriole Curt Motton from San Francisco organization to assist him. Named Bob Molinaro manager at Class A Hagerstown, replacing Greg Biagini, the new Charlotte manager. Kansas City Royals -- SS Buddy Biancalana agreed to a one-year contract. Seattle Mariners -- Re-signed DH Gorman Thomas for 1986. Cleveland Indians -- Led off January free agent draft (list not to be released officially until next week) with RHP Jeff Shaw, 19, of Washington Court House, Ohio, and Cuyahoga Community College-West near Cleveland. Pittsburgh Pirates -- Made Moises Alou, son of former major leaguer Felipe Alou, their first draft selection (No. 2 overall). Alou, 19, a sophomore at Canada College in Redwood City, Calif., where he has hit for average and power. HORSE RACING

New York Racing Association -- Settled out of court, for $2.7 million, a suit by former horse trainer Everett Green Jr., 30, left paraplegic when he fell into a manure pit at Aqueduct while working as a night watchman Sept. 3, 1983. Six days of testimony had been taken on Green's claim the backstretch was too dimly lit and walls of the pit less than required height. Green fell 10 feet, broke his neck and almost drowned as a hose he was dragging fell in with him and kept issuing water. New York State -- Racing and Wagering Board revoked license of thoroughbred trainer Alain de Royer Dupre, whose charge, Lashkari, was disqualified after finishing fourth in a $2 million Breeders' Cup race Nov. 2 at Aqueduct. Postrace tests on Lashkari turned up the banned drug etorphine. FOOTBALL

Dallas Cowboys -- Receivers coach Drew Pearson joined KENS-TV, San Antonio, as weekend sports anchor, but said he isn't necessarily leaving the team. Kansas City Chiefs -- Released assistant coaches Dan Daniel (inside LBs) and Marty Galbraith (offensive line). Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL) -- Re-signed Coach Steve Spurrier. OBITUARY

Patrick J. McGroder, 81, executive vice president of the NFL Buffalo Bills, died in Scottsdale, Ariz. He joined the Bills as vice president in 1960, the team's year of origin.