BASEBALL American League * BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Optioned Richie Lewis, pitcher, to Rochester of the International League. Purchased the contract of Jack Voigt, third baseman, from Rochester.
* CLEVELAND INDIANS -- Placed Scott Scudder, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Dave Otto, pitcher, from Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League.
* NEW YORK METS -- Activated John Franco, pitcher, from the disabled list. Placed Paul Gibson, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 28.
Southern League * CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS -- Sent Johnny Ray, pitcher, to Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League.
World Basketball League F4
* WBL -- Announced it has suspended operations.
National Football League * CLEVELAND BROWNS -- Signed Clay Matthews, linebacker. Agreed to terms with Lawyer Tillman, wide receiver.
* DENVER BRONCOS -- Signed Jeff Davidson, offensive tackle, to a series of one-year contracts.
* MIAMI DOLPHINS -- Signed Marco Coleman, linebacker, to a four-year contract.
* SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -- Signed Steve Wallace, offensive tackle, to a two-year contract.
* SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -- Signed Ray Roberts, offensive tackle, to four one-year contracts.
American Hockey League * PROVIDENCE BRUINS -- Named Mark Kumpel player-assistant coach.
* ITALIAN SOCCER FEDERATION -- Re-elected Antonio Matarrese president.