The Kansas City Royals sent left-handed pitcher Danny Jackson and shortstop Angel Salazar to the Cincinnati Reds yesterday for shortstop Kurt Stillwell and pitcher Ted Power.

Jackson, 25, played a key role in Kansas City's drive to the 1985 World Series title, but slumped last season and has a 37-49 record and a 3.69 earned run average in 119 games. Salazar, 26, spent most of the past two seasons as the starting shortstop for Kansas City, batting .224.

Stillwell, a 22-year-old switch hitter, was the Reds' No. 1 pick in the 1983 June draft. In 1987, he hit .258.

Power, 32, has been with the Reds five seasons and has 41 saves.

Dodgers: Free agent Steve Garvey, 38, unwanted by the San Diego Padres, will approach Los Angeles next week and request a one-year, career-concluding contract, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Garvey spent 14 major league seasons with the Dodgers before signing with the Padres in 1983.

Giants: Pitcher Rick Reuschel, seeking a contract extension, filed a demand to be traded. Reuschel, 38, was acquired by San Francisco from Pittsburgh Aug. 21. He has one year left on his contract. A player who is traded in the middle of a multiyear contract may demand a trade by midnight Monday by filing with the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Cardinals: The team has given the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros -- both seeking general managers -- permission to open job discussions with Lee Thomas, the team's director of player development, St. Louis General Manager Dal Maxvill said.

Free Agents: Filing were Twins third baseman Gary Gaetti, catcher Tim Laudner and pitcher George Frazier; Expos pitcher Bryn Smith and infielder Dave Engle; Athletics outfielders Steve Henderson and Dwayne Murphy; White Sox pitcher Dave LaPoint; Tigers catcher Mike Heath; Brewers outfielder Rick Manning and Royals pitcher Charlie Leibrandt.