Chicago Cubs -- Named Jimmy Bank traveling secretary and Scott Nelson director of player development administration. Assigned P Jeff Hartsock and 1B Elvin Paulino outright to Triple-A Iowa.
San Diego Padres -- Named Tim Flannery roving minor-league instructor and manager of Triple-A Spokane.
San Francisco Giants -- Assigned P Francisco Oliveras, P Jim Myers and C Jim McNamara outright to Triple-A Phoenix. Announced Oliveras refused assignment and became a free agent. McNamara becomes a six-year minor-league free agent.
Seattle Mariners -- Fired manger Bill Plummer, pitching coach Dan Warthen, hitting coach Gene Clines, third-base coach Marty Martinez, first-base coach Rusty Kuntz, bench coach Russ Nixon, and bullpen coach Roger Hansen.
Basketball New Jersey Nets -- Signed F Chris Morris to a three-year contract.
Washington Bullets -- Signed F Don MacLean to a multiyear contract. Released G Rudy Archer, F Craig Upchurch and F Derek Strong.
College Mount Ida -- Named Rico Cabral assistant athletic director.
Wake Forest -- Named Ron Wellman athletic director.
Football Dallas Cowboys -- Traded WR Alexander Wright to the Los Angeles Raiders for an undisclosed 1993 draft choice.
Denver Broncos -- Waived RB Jeff Alexander.
Houston Oilers -- Waived WR Corey Harris.
Los Angeles Raiders -- Waived QB Vince Evans.
Phoenix Cardinals -- Activated QB Timm Rosenbach from IR. Claimed DB/KR Mitchell Price off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals. Waived NG Jim Wahler and QB Erik Wilhelm. Placed CB Steve Lofton on IR.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Traded DL Reuben Davis to the Phoenix Cardinals for a 1993 third-round draft pick. Waived TE Todd Harrison.
Hockey NHL -- Suspended C Bernie Nicholls of the Edmonton Oilers for seven days effective Oct. 20 and fined him $500 for swinging his stick in a preseason game. Suspended RW Mike Keane of the Montreal Canadiens for four days effective Oct. 20 and fined him $500 for swinging his stick in a preseason game.
Buffalo Sabres -- Loaned G Clint Malarchuk to San Diego (IHL).
Los Angeles Kings -- Assigned D Tim Watters to Phoenix (IHL).
Soccer Cleveland Crunch (NPSL) -- Signed M Andy Schmetzer to a one-year contract.