Grievance Hearing -- Arbitrator Thomas Roberts begins hearings today in New York on Major League Players Association's grievance challenging commissioner's action against 21 players for drug involvement.

Players of Week -- NL: Mets OF George Foster (.476, 3 HR, 8 RBI); AL: Rangers OF Oddibe McDowell (.417, 2 HR, 2 triples, double).

Cleveland Indians -- Suspended SS Julio Franco two games without pay (Sunday, when he left the ballpark before the game, and last night, after he met with Manager Pat Corrales about the unexcused absence).

Kansas City Royals -- Optioned OF Darryl Motley (.195) to AAA Omaha; called up OF Mike Brewer.

Houston Astros -- Put SS Dickie Thon (.205, hitless last 18 AB) on 15-day DL, blurred vision recurred; recalled SS Bert Pena from AAA.

Texas Rangers -- Put LHP Mike Mason on 15-day DL, pulled right hamstring; recalled ex-Cincinnati RHP Jeff Russell from AAA.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Named Carlton (Buzzy) Keller director of player development, a promotion from Southwest scouting supervisor.

New York Yankees -- Put LHP Al Holland on 15-day DL, hamstring.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Recalled LHP Ray Searage from AAA.


NHL All-Stars -- C Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton; LW Michel Goulet, Quebec; RW Mike Bossy, N.Y. Islanders; D Paul Coffey, Edmonton; D Mark Howe, Philadelphia; G John Vanbiesbrouck, N.Y. Rangers (selected by Professional Hockey Writers Association).


Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Released veteran RB Adger Armstrong.