GIBSON TRADE?: Kirk Gibson reportedly has requested that the Dodgers trade him because he wishes to play closer to his Detroit home.
The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that the Dodgers' trade discussions with the Tigers could be completed as soon as Gibson recovers from a groin injury and returns to the lineup.
The Tigers have offered veteran pitcher Frank Tanana, the sources said, but the Dodgers are holding out for an additional pitching prospect.
Fred Claire, the Dodgers' vice president, would neither confirm nor deny that a deal is in the works.
Said Gibson: "That's crazy. I am not going to say anything about that. It's wrong to be talking about something like that now."
Tigers Manager Sparky Anderson said Gibson probably would be a designated hitter if Detroit re-acquired him. Gibson played for the Tigers for most of nine seasons before becoming a free agent in 1988 and signing with the Dodgers.
GWYNN TO RENEGOTIATE: Tom Werner, Padres chairman and managing partner, has requested a meeting with right fielder Tony Gwynn and his agent to discuss a possible extension or renegotiation of Gwynn's contract, which ends in 1992.
Gwynn, who has won four NL batting titles and two Gold Gloves, is paid $1 million, seventh-highest of the Padres. He will earn $2 million in 1991 and the Padres have an option for $2 million in 1992.
Said Gwynn, "I love wearing the brown and orange, as ugly as it is."
PERFECT IN ITALY: Richard Olsen, 33, a former Brewers minor-leaguer, pitched Italy's first perfect game Saturday night in Grosseto, Italy. He struck out 18 in leading Grosseto over Turin, 7-0, in an Italian League game. After playing for the Brewers' Class AAA team in Vancouver in 1979-82, Olsen spent two seasons in Japan, then went to Italy.
Olsen has led the league in ERA three times, including 0.90 in 1986, and won two league titles.
MOVES: The Expos sent rookie OF Marquis Grissom to Indianapolis of the American Association for medical rehabilitation.