Baseball Orioles -- Activated 3B Leo Gomez and OF Jeffrey Hammonds from the 15-day DL. Announced that C Jeff Tackett will be recalled from Triple-A tomorrow. Boston Red Sox -- Announced that P Jose Melendez is expected to miss the rest of the season with an inflamed nerve in his neck. California Angels -- Purchased the contract of P Darryl Scott from Triple-A. Chicago Cubs -- Activated SS Shawon Dunston from the DL. Chicago White Sox -- Traded P Donn Pall to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named. Recalled P Brian Drahman from Triple-A. Cleveland Indians -- Purchased the contracts of OF Manny Ramirez and ex-Orioles P Bob Milacki from Triple-A. Florida Marlins -- Purchased the contract of OF Matias Carrilo from Mexico City of the Mexican League. Kansas City Royals -- Activated P Hipolito Pichardo from the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Kevin Koslofski from Triple-A. Purchased the contract of C Nelson Santovenia from Triple-A. Transferred P Rusty Meacham from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Minnesota Twins -- Acquired P Greg Brummett from San Francisco on a waiver claim to complete the deal that sent P Jim Deshaies to the Giants. New York Mets -- Activated SS Tim Bogar and OF Darrin Jackson from the 15-day DL. New York Yankees -- Acquired P Lee Smith from the St. Louis Cardinals for minor-league P Richard Batchelor. Placed P Steve Farr on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 24. Recalled IF Andy Stankiewicz, P Mark Hutton and 1B-OF Kevin Maas from Triple-A. Optioned P Sterling Hitchcock. Sent P Domingo Jean to Single-A Prince William. Waived P Andy Cook for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Sent P Bruce Prybylinski from Prince William to Double-A. Sent P Tom Popplewell from Double-A to Triple-A. Philadelphia Phillies -- Recalled OF Ruben Amaro, P Kevin Foster and IF Jeff Manto from Triple-A. San Francisco Giants -- Recalled IF John Patterson from injury rehabilitation assignment with Single-A and reinstated him from the DL. Seattle Mariners -- Activated OF Mike Felder from the DL. Recalled C Chris Howard from Triple-A. Texas Rangers -- Activated former Orioles IF Bill Ripken from the 15-day DL. Recalled P Jeff Bronkey, P Mike Schooler, OF Doug Dascenzo from Triple-A. Purchased the contracts of DH Steve Balboni and P Rick Reed from Triple-A. Purchased the contract of P Darren Oliver from Double-A. Re-signed and activated free-agent C John Russell. Moved IF Rob Maurer from 15- to 60-day DL. Recalled P Dan Smith from Triple-A and placed him on the 60-day DL. Activated P Hector Fajardo from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Single-A Port Charlotte. Designated IF Cris Colon for assignment. Recalled IF Benji Gil with instructions not to report. Hanshin Tigers (Japanese Central League) -- Former major-leaguer OF Jim Paciorek retired. Basketball Boston Celtics -- Announced that Don F. Gaston is resigning as chairman of the board of Celtics Limited Partnership and will be succeeded by his son, Paul E. Gaston. Announced resignation of Alan Cohen as director of Boston Celtics Limited Partnership. Charlotte Hornets -- Traded G Kendall Gill to the Seattle SuperSonics for G Dana Barros, F-G Eddie Johnson and a 1994 first-round draft pick. Minnesota Timberwolves -- Added F Tellis Frank, C Greg Dennis, C Les Jepsen, F Alex Blackwell, F Frank Kornet, G Jo Jo English and G Stanley Jackson to the training camp roster. College Austin Peay -- Announced the resignation of AD Tim Weiser to take same position at Eastern Michigan. Florida -- Announced that the NCAA declared redshirt freshman DE Cameron Davis eligible. Mississippi -- Declared senior LB Cassius Ware ineligible to play because of NCAA questions about a car loan he received, then said it will try to have the eligibility restored. Ohio State -- Suspended starting G Jason Winrow and backup C Rod Smith for the season opener tomorrow against Rice because they violated NCAA rules regarding telephone calls. Toledo -- Announced that 26 football players returned to practice two days after possible food poisoning. Football Cincinnati Bengals -- Recalled S Fernandus Vinson from waivers. signed RB Ryan Benjamin and DE Donnell Johnson. Waived TE Clarence Williams. Cleveland Browns -- Re-signed PK Matt Stover, P Brian Hansen, CB Everson Walls, LB Richard Brown and FB Ron Wolfley. Signed LB Pepper Johnson to a one-year contract. Claimed CB Stacey Hairston off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. Released G Rod Milstead. Denver Broncos -- Released CB Wymon Henderson after he showed up more than two hours late for team meetings yesterday morning. Signed CB-PR Chris Hale. Detroit Lions -- Re-signed OT Lomas Brown to a two-year, $4.4 million contract. Re-signed WR Larry Ryans to the practice squad. Green Bay Packers -- Signed WR Lionell Crawford and DE Malcom Showell to the developmental squad. Indianapolis Colts -- Recalled LB Tony Walker, WR Eddie Miller and TE Mike Jones off waivers. Signed LB Paul Butcher. Signed OL John Ray, WR Ernest Calloway, LB Marquise Thomas, OL Kipp Vickers and RB Tim Lowery to the practice team. Kansas City Chiefs -- Re-signed S Martin Bayless and FB Darius Turner to the practice squad. Reached an injury settlement with RB Christian Okoye. Los Angeles Raiders -- Re-signed PK Jeff Jaeger, P Jeff Gossett, DL Willie Broughton, OL Todd Peat, RB Napoleon McCallum (Navy) and DB Dan Land. Signed DL Jon Baker, DL Akili Calhoun, OL Tom Roth, TE John Duff and RB Randy Jordan to the practice squad. Los Angeles Rams -- Signed DE Tony Woods and P Don Bracken. Minnesota Vikings -- Re-signed RB Roger Craig, TE Mike Tice (Maryland), TE Brent Novoselsky, CB Jayice Pearson and LB Greg Manusky. Signed WR Olanda Truitt off the waiver wire. Signed T John Randle and LB Jack Del Rio to two-year extensions. New York Giants -- New York Giants -- Waived LB Steve DeOssie. Signed PK Brad Daluiso and S David Tate. New York Jets -- Re-signed DT Bill Pickel. Signed WR Kenny Shedd, WR Stevie Anderson, DB Victor Green, OT Russ McCullough and OT Alec Millen to the practice squad. Philadelphia Eagles -- Re-signed S Erik McMillan, QB Preston Jones, DT Gerald Nichols, LB Ken Rose and LB Ivan Caeser. Signed S Wes Hopkins to a one-year contract. San Diego Chargers -- Signed LB Sam Anno and LB Terry Crews. Signed TE Bob Brasher, G Ray Smoot, LB Israel Stanley, WR Chris Thomas and DB Michael Williams to the developmental squad. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed QB Casey Weldon. Hockey NHL -- Named Brian Burke senior VP and director of hockey operations. Edmonton Oilers -- Traded free-agent LW Craig Simpson (235 goals, 235 assists) to the Buffalo Sabres for LW Jozef Cierny (at 19 the youngest AHL player last season) and a draft choice. Simpson's signing with the San Jose Sharks earlier in the summer was nullified by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Hartford Whalers -- Signed an agreement with the city and the state that will require the NHL franchise to remain in Connecticut's capital for the next 20 years. H New York Rangers -- Agreed to terms with D Dean Kolstad. Horse racing Belmont Park -- Stewards suspended Filiberto Leon, who started the spill Monday at Saratoga Park that put Julie Krone out of action for at least six months with a fractured right ankle, for seven days for "careless riding." Suspended Eddie Maple for 10 days for "causing interference" during a race Monday. Soccer Wichita Wings (NPSL) -- Signed F LeBaron Hollimon.