BaseballNational League -- Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates P...

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August 07, 1993

Baseball

National League -- Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates P Blas Minor and OF Al Martin and Chicago Cubs P Bob Scanlan for seven games and fined them an undisclosed amount for their roles in an altercation Monday. Suspended Cubs P Shawn Boskie for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his role in the altercations.

Cleveland Indians -- Exercised their option on manager Mike Hargrove for the 1994 season. Purchased the contract of P Julian Tavarez from Double-A Canton-Akron.

Oakland Athletics -- Acquired minor-league OF Jose Herrera of Single-A Hagerstown as the player to be named in the trade that sent OF Rickey Henderson to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor-league P Steve Karsay last Saturday.

San Francisco Giants -- Activated IF Mike Benjamin. Optioned IF Paul Faries to Triple-A Phoenix.

Seattle Mariners -- Signed OF Gerald Young to a Triple-A contract.

Texas Rangers -- Signed P Rick Reed and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Placed Placed P Charlie Leibrandt on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 4, with tendinitis of the left shoulder. Purchased the contract of P Steve Dreyer from Triple-A Oklahoma City and announced he will start tomorrow. Moved OF Jose Canseco from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Announced that IF Luis Sojo has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Syracuse.

Basketball

Dallas Mavericks -- Agreed to terms with F Ron Jones.

Colleges

Davidson -- Named Kerstin Manning, who recently graduated from Maryland after being named the women's NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year, women's lacrosse coach.

Football

Atlanta Falcons -- Signed LB Jesse Solomon to a one-year contract. Waived OL Lorenzo Styles.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed WR Eric Martin to a two-year contract.

San Diego Chargers -- Signed former Washington Redskins QB Stan Humphries to a four-year contract.

San Francisco 49ers -- Announced the retirement of WR Mervyn Fernandez. Signed LB Dan Grayson. Waived CB John Robert Holland.

Hockey

Dallas Stars -- Signed F Rob Brown and D Jason Herter to multiyear contracts.

Florida Panthers -- Named Rich Kromm assistant coach.

Hartford Whalers -- Traded RW Sergei Makarov to the San Jose Sharks to complete a deal made during the 1993 NHL entry draft.

Detroit Falcons (AHL) -- Named former Skipjack Lou Franceschetti coach and GM.

Soccer

FIFA -- Lifted the drug suspensions of two South American players -- Brazilian substitute G Zetti and Bolivian D Miguel Angel Rimba Alvis -- saying they apparently ingested cocaine in a tea designed to help offset altitude sickness. The tea is legal in their countries.

Cleveland Crunch (NPSL) -- Signed M Andy Schmetzer to a five-year contract.

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