MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Rangers 3B coach Steve Smith two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for inappropriate actions and comments made to umpire Jerry Meals during an Aug. 25 game. Suspended Cubs P Kent Mercker three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for inappropriate actions during an Aug. 27 game. Suspended Astros manager Phil Garner one game and P Dan Wheeler three games and fined them undisclosed amounts for Wheeler hitting Cubs 1B Derrek Lee with a pitch during an Aug. 29 game.
ANGELS: Purchased contract of P Scott Dunn from Triple-A Salt Lake. Transferred OF Tim Salmon from 15- to 60-day DL.
ASTROS: Recalled IF Chris...