BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles -- Invited 12 nonroster players to early training in Miami beginning Friday: Ps Jeff Ballard, Mike Griffin, Bill Scherrer, Tom Tellmann, Kevin Hickey, Mark Bowden, Kevin Price; Cs Jerry Narron, John Posey, Jeff Tackett, Jamie Nelson; OF Chris Padget. Cleveland Indians -- OF Mel Hall (.280, 18 HR, 76 RBI in 1987) accepted two-year contract, terms undisclosed, averting arbitration. Kansas City Royals -- Traded minor league OF Van Snider to Cincinnati Reds for RHP Jeff Montgomery.Montreal Expos -- LHP Neal Heaton (13-10, 4.52 ERA) accepted two-year contract ($625,000 and $650,000) plus bonus clauses. New York Mets -- OF Kevin McReynolds (.276, 29 HR, 95 RBI) avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year, $975,000 contract. Seattle Mariners -- 3B Jim Presley (.247, 24 HR, 88 RBI) compromised on $530,000 plus possible $50,000 bonuses. Toronto Blue Jays -- OF George Bell, 1987 American League MVP, rejected multiyear offer, to proceed with arbitration hearing in quest of $2,105,000 for 1988. Club's bid is $1,725,000, a $440,000 raise.

HOCKEY Minnesota North Stars -- C Neal Broten will have reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder this week, ending his season.

COLLEGES Syracuse -- Sophomore basketball F Keith Hughes (5.4 ppg but unused in five of last six games) left school. Duke -- F Danny Ferry is ACC basketball player of week, second time this season. Yale -- Eric Mitchell (ex-Georgetown Prep) is Ivy League basketball player of the week.