Cleveland Indians -- CF Brett Butler won arbitration, receives his requested 1986 salary of $850,000, double his 1985 pay; the club had offered $600,000.
New York Mets -- RHP Ron Darling lost arbitration, gets $440,000. He made $230,000 in 1985, asked $650,000 for 1986. Earlier, LHP Ed Lynch (10-8 in '85 to Darling's 16-6) won arbitration, will earn $530,000.
Texas Rangers -- OF Gary Ward lost arbitration, receives $865,000 salary, a $145,000 raise; he asked $930,000.
New York Yankees -- Withdrew a grievance against DH Don Baylor, filed in an effort to show he had relinquished his no-trade clause earlier and should not have invoked it to foil a prospective December trade to the White Sox.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Conditionally purchased RHP Jesus Rios, 21-4 in 1985 for Class AAA Mexico City Tigers with 26 complete games in 26 starts.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Assigned Ed Ott, Prince William manager in 1985, to manage Class A Watertown, N.Y. Signed IF Roy Howell to a minor league contract. BASKETBALL
NBA -- Fined for fighting in Monday's Seattle-Atlanta game: $3,500 for Xavier McDaniel of the SuperSonics; $2,500 for Tree Rollins and $500 for Kevin Willis of the Hawks. For ejection, McDaniel and Willis also drew automatic $250 penalties. FOOTBALL
Buffalo Bills -- Named Ted Cottrell, an assistant with USFL's New Jersey Generals, as defensive line coach, switching Ardell Wiegandt to coach outside linebackers. BOXING
Cancellation -- Cornelius Boza-Edwards incurred a pinched neck nerve, cannot go on with March 2 lightweight fight versus Terrence Ali in Las Vegas. COLLEGES
Nebraska -- Terry Rodgers, star football RB at Sweetwater High School near San Diego and son of Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, denied a published report that he would sign a letter of intent with his father's alma mater.
Pittsburgh -- Dismissed reserve football WR Dexter Hairston, charged with assaulting two students Dec. 5 in separate campus incidents about five minutes apart. HOCKEY
Detroit Red Wings -- Recalled C Adam Oates, RW Chris Cichocki and G Ed Mio from AHL; sent down RW Bob Probert, RW Lane Lambert and G Corrado Micalef.