TRADED: By the Seattle Mariners, designated hitter KEN PHELPS, 33, to the New York Yankees for three minor leaguers; and outfielder GLENN WILSON, 29, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder DARNELL COLES, 26.
By the New Jersey Devils, goalie ALAIN CHEVRIER, 27, to the Winnipeg Jets for left wing STEVE ROONEY, 26. The Devils and Jets also exchanged 1989 draft picks.
By the Houston Rockets, forward-guard ROBERT REID, 32, and a second-round draft choice in 1990 to the Charlotte Hornets for guard BERNARD THOMPSON, 25.
DIED: JOHN W. GALBREATH, 90, an owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1946 to '85 and of Darby Dan Farm, which produced Kentucky Derby winners Chateaugay in '63 and Proud Clarion in '67; in Galloway, Ohio.