American League -- Suspended Chicago White Sox 3B Robin Ventura for two games for charging the mound and fighting Texas Rangers P Nolan Ryan during an Aug. 4 game; announced that Ventura has appealed the suspension.
National League -- Announced Colorado 3B Charlie Hayes has withdrawn his appeal of a three-game suspension.
Orioles -- Placed OF Jeffrey Hammonds on the 15-day DL with a herniated disk, retroactive to Aug. 3; recalled OF Damon Buford from Triple-A Rochester.
Boston Red Sox -- Recalled IF Tim Naehring from an injury-rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket; optioned IF Ernest Riles to Pawtucket.
Detroit Tigers -- Placed P David Wells on the 15-day DL with an inflamed left elbow, retroactive to Aug. 1; recalled P Greg Gohr from Triple-A Toledo.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed OF Tom Brunansky on the 15-day disabled list with a lower-back strain; recalled OF Troy O'Leary from Triple-A New Orleans; announced IF William Suero elected to take free agency after being designated for assignment July 29.
Montreal Expos -- Signed free-agent IF Randy Ready; optioned IF Frank Bolick to Triple-A Ottawa and designated P Cliff Brantley for assignment.
New York Mets -- Announced that P Bret Saberhagen will be suspended an unspecified amount of games upon his return from the disabled list for a clubhouse bleach-spraying incident; announced that they will purchase the contract of P Bobby Jones from Triple-A Norfolk and officially placed Saberhagen on the disabled list.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Acquired P Bobby Thigpen and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox for P Jose DeLeon.
Seattle Mariners -- Acquired P Steve Ontiveros from the Minnesota Twins for OF Greg Shockey. Placed P Brad Holman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 9. Transferred P Norm Charlton to the 60-day DL.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed P Chris Carpenter, their first-round pick in the 1993 free-agent draft.
USA Basketball -- Named Don Chaney, Pete Gillen, and Rick Majerus assistant coaches for the 1994 World Championship team.
Colgate -- Named Darren Rizzi tight ends coach and Stacie Kleinhen assistant athletic trainer.
Dartmouth -- Named Judy Parish women's assistant ice hockey coach and Mike Cavanaugh men's assistant ice hockey coach.
Elizabeth City State -- Announced the resignation of football coach Alvin Kelly. Fired football coordinator Nelson Jennings. Named George Moody interim football coach.
Navy -- Named Bill Beckett lightweight football coach, Gene Boley military assistant football coach and Susan Fumagalli assistant sports information director.
St. Francis, Pa. -- Named Dave Schoenberger assistant football coach and Mark Brown assistant football coach and assistant track coach.
Tennessee -- Named Carolyn Peck women's assistant basketball coach.
Green Bay Packers -- Claimed LB LeRoy Smith off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs. Waived LB Nick Smith.
Miami Dolphins -- Signed C Chris Conlin and waived C Kevin Brothen.
Minnesota Vikings -- Placed WR Ronnie West on injured reserve. Activated RB Mike Gaddis from the physically-unable-to-perform list.
San Francisco 49ers -- Re-signed QB Jeff Bridewell.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks -- Acquired RW Todd Ewen and LW Patrik Carnback from the Montreal Canadiens for a third-round pick in the 1994 entry draft.
Hartford Whalers -- Signed LW Robert Kron to a multi-year contract.
New York Islanders -- Signed RW Dan Plante.
New York Rangers -- Signed G Jon Hillebrandt.
San Jose Sharks -- Signed F Kip Miller.
Tampa Bay Lightning -- Signed D Donald Dufresne to a multiyear contract.
Vancouver Canucks -- Signed D Daryl Filipek to a multi-year contract.