The New York Yankees placed second baseman Willie Randolph on the 21-day disabled list because of torn left knee cartilage. Randolph, hitting .309, is expected to be sidelined four weeks following arthroscopic surgery Friday.

He started and played three innings in Tuesday night's All-Star Game, to which Yankees owner George Steinbrenner reportedly objected. Manager Lou Piniella said Randolph has been injured for two weeks.

The Yankees also named former first baseman Chris Chambliss to what was described as an executive position "in the area of player development."

A team statement, which did not specify Chambliss' duties, said he also would serve occasionally as a hitting instructor and scout. The hiring of Chambliss, who is black, occurred 10 days after Steinbrenner was challenged on national television to spearhead baseball's drive against racial bias by hiring more minorities . . .

The Cleveland Indians traded second baseman Tony Bernazard to the A's for two players from Oakland's Class AAA team at Tacoma. Bernazard, batting .239, took the roster spot of veteran Ron Cey, whom the A's released.

Cey, 39, had a .221 average, four home runs and 11 RBI in 104 at-bats this season. In his career, he hit 316 homers and drove in 1,139 runs.

The Indians received pitcher Darrel Akerfelds and catcher Brian Dorsett for Bernazard. Akerfelds will join Cleveland immediately; Dorsett will play at Class AAA Buffalo. In another move, the Indians sent pitcher Mark Huismann to Buffalo and promoted second baseman Tommy Hinzo . . .

Former Washington Senators pitcher Pedro Ramos was named pitching coach at Miami-Dade Community College.

Ramos was 117-160 over over his 15-year major league career, which began with the Senators 1955. He was arrested in 1979 on drug charge and in 1981 for driving under the influence of alcohol and possessing a weapon. He was sentenced to three years in jail for a parole violation and served nine months.