BASEBALL Cleveland Indians -- Rehired Doc Edwards as manager for 1988; he was bullpen coach when he was named manager July 16 for the remainder of 1987 season. Al Rosen, whose trading touch helped the San Francisco Giants to their first National League West title in 16 years, was named United Press International's baseball executive of the year.

FOOTBALL New York Giants -- LB Lawrence Taylor, injured in team's last game, said he cannot say if he'll be ready to play Sunday against New Orleans Saints. San Diego Chargers -- Waived reserve CB Charles Romes, beaten by James Lofton on a 47-yard touchdown pass in final seconds of Chargers' 16-14 win over Raiders Sunday. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Placed TE Preston Gothard on IR; signed DT Lorenzo Freeman.

BASKETBALL Milwaukee Bucks -- Acquired F Larry Krystkowiak from San Antonio in exchange for G/F Charles Davis, cash and future considerations.

COLLEGES Syracuse -- QB Don McPherson was named winner of first Johnny Unitas Award created by Kentucky chapter of National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

BOXING International Boxing Federation -- Its title fights effectively have been banned in Britain, a British promoter said. According to Mike Barrett, who was forced to call off an IBF world featherweight contest in London between Antonio Rivera and Calvin Grove, the British Boxing Board of Control has decided not to sanction bouts over 12 rounds. IBF world title fights are scheduled for 15 rounds.