By the Houston Astros to the New York Yankees, pitcher JOE NIEKRO, 40, for pitcher JIM DESHAIES, 25, and a player to be named later. Niekro now joins older brother Phil in Yankee pinstripes.
By the Oakland A's to the California Angels, pitcher DON SUTTON, 40, for two minor-leaguers to be named later.
By the New York Islanders to the Pittsburgh Penguins for future considerations, center DAVE SIMPSON, 23; by the Washington Capitals, center GLEN CURRIE, 27, to the Los Angeles Kings for left wing DARYL EVANS, 24.
DIED: ROD FUNSETH, 52, a 20-year PGA veteran who won four tour and two senior events; of cancer; in Napa, Calif.