BASEBALL Baltimore Orioles -- Announced purchase of Class AA Charlotte O's by George Shinn, owner of the NBA Charlotte Hornets expansion franchise, who promised to builkd a 15,000-seat stadium. California Angels -- Will not exercise option on LHP Gary Lucas for 1988. Cleveland Indians -- OF Mel Hall will not be indicted, a Dallas County (Tex.) grand jury decided, for alleged theft of $800 from a woman in Irving. Hall was arrested in Cleveland Oct. 6 on a fugitive warrant and released on $5,000 bond. Los Angeles Dodgers -- C Mike Scioscia underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage from his right knee and can begin workouts in four to six weeks.
FOOTBALL Detroit Lions -- Retained DE John Bostic, DL George McDuffie, DL Charles Benson, K Mike Prindle, LB Thomas Boyd, RB Gary Ellerson, WR Eric Truvillion from replacement roster.Los Angeles Raiders -- Retained RB Zeph Lee, OL Shawn Regent, OL Steve Wright, DB Eddie Anderson, DB Willie Teal, DB Rod Hill, DB Greg Hill, WR Carl Aikens, WR David Williams, LB Ronnie Washington from replacement roster. Placed OL John Zogg, RB Vic Stagliano, ex-Maryland DL Ted Chapman, LB Keith Browner, DB Ricky Williams on injured reserve.New York Jets -- Waived DT Don Smith; placed on injured reserve T Gordon King, LB Jim Haslett, WR Michael Harper. Seattle Seahawks -- Signed WR James Hood, TE Bob Williams.
BASKETBALL Golden State Warriors -- Lost F Larry Smith at least two weeks, thigh pull. Los Angeles Lakers -- Waived F Willie Glass, F Ralph Talley. Cleveland Cavaliers -- Cut F Donald Royal. Phoenix Suns -- Released C Greg Spurling.
LOCALLY D.C. Baseball Commission chairman Frank Smith and Washington Senators Fan Club president Pat Malone will discuss efforts to bring baseball back to Washington Friday, 9 p.m., on WAMU-FM (88.5).