League -- Suspended Kevin Mitchell (San...


April 16, 1991

BASEBALL (NL) * League -- Suspended Kevin Mitchell (San Francisco Giants outfielder) for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for charging the mound in a game April 10.

* Atlanta Braves -- Optioned Paul Marak (pitcher) to Richmond of the International League. Purchased the contract of Jerry Willard (catcher) from Richmond.

* Pittsburgh Pirates -- Placed Bob Walk (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Orlando Merced (first baseman) from Buffalo of the American Association.

FOOTBALL (NFL) * Cleveland Browns -- Signed Darryl Sims (defensive lineman).

* Detroit Lions -- Signed Don Overton (running back).

* Los Angeles Rams -- Signed Stacey Bailey (wide receiver).

* New Orleans Saints -- Signed Vaughan Johnson (linebacker) to a four-year contract, and Jim Wilks (defensive lineman) and Hoby Brenner (tight end) to two-years contracts.

* Phoenix Cardinals -- Released J.T. Smith (wide receiver).

HOCKEY (NHL) * Buffalo Sabres -- Sent Kevin Haller and Ken Sutton (defensemen), Darren Shannon (forward) and Darcy Wakaluk (goaltender) to Rochester of the American Hockey League.

* New York Rangers -- Sent Corey Millen (center) and Steven Rice (right wing) to Binghamton of the AHL.

* Vancouver Canucks -- Signed Pat Quinn (president and general manager) to a four-year contract. Sent Garry Valk (right wing) to Milwaukee of the International Hockey League.

COLLEGE * Notre Dame -- Announced the retirement of Digger Phelps (men's basketball coach).

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