Commissioner's Office -- Announced that George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees principal owner, can reassume the position of managing general partner of the team on March 1, 1993.
Orioles -- Placed IF Tim Hulett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Purchased the contract of IF Tommy Shields from Triple-A Rochester.
Florida Marlins -- Signed C James Henry Smith and IF Anthony Sylvestri.
Houston Astros -- Announced that an agreement in principle has been reached to sell the club to Drayton McLane Jr.
Milwaukee Brewers -- Sent P Bruce Ruffin on a temporary assignment to Triple-A Denver. Purchased the contract of Denver OF Alex Diaz (38 steals).
Montreal Expos -- Placed SS Spike Owen on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 20. Purchased the contract of SS Wil Cordero from Triple-A Indianapolis, for which he was hitting .314 with 6 HRs.
Oakland Athletics -- Activated P Dave Stewart from the 15-day DL. Placed P Goose Gossage on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 19.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Activated 1B-OF Jim Lindeman from the 60-day DL. Sent OF Ruben Amaro to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Moved OF Tony Longmire from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.
Minnesota Timberwolves -- Promoted Chuck Davisson to assistant coach and Jim Brewer to assistant GM.
Philadelphia 76ers -- Announced the resignation of trainer Tony Harris.
Southwest Conference -- Named Tim Fitzpatrick assistant commissioner-director of basketball operations.
Clemson -- Announced the resignation of Len Gordy, men's assistant basketball coach, effective Sept. 15.
Kansas State -- Named Greg Grensing men's assistant basketball coach.
Missouri Western State -- Named Dave Kragthorpe assistant football coach.
St. Bonaventure -- Fired men's basketball coach Tom Chapman (22-62).
St. Francis, Pa. -- Announced that basketball C Bill Seaward will transfer to St. Mary's College in Canada.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed LB Ricardo McDonald, a fourth-round draft choice from Pittsburgh.
Detroit Lions -- Signed RB Byron Sanders, older brother of All-Pro RB Barry Sanders. The elder Sanders was a ninth-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1989.
Los Angeles Rams -- Signed T Jackie Slater (club-record 222 games) to a two-year contract.
New England Patriots -- Signed LB Johnny Rembert, DT Jim Gray and C Steve Gordon.
New Orleans Saints -- Agreed to terms with LB Rickey Jackson, a four-time Pro Bowl pick. Announced the retirement of RB Gill Fenerty.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed QB David Archer and LB Ephesians Bartley.
San Diego Chargers -- Signed T Broderick Thompson and OL Leo Goeas. Waived RB Chris Samuels.
Seattle Seahawks -- Signed WR Lewis Clark.
Minnesota North Stars -- Signed D Brad Berry.
San Jose Sharks -- Agreed to a contract with free-agent F Brian Lawton (15 goals, 22 assists).