Major League Baseball

MLB—Suspended Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his outburst during a July 31 game against the Chicago White Sox.

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Designated RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta for assignment. Placed 2B Mark Grudzielanek on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Jason Smith from Omaha (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS—Purchased the contract of LHP Jake Woods from Tacoma (PCL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Designated LHP Royce Ring for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Vladimir Nunez from Richmond (IL).

NEW YORK METS—Placed OF Marlon Anderson on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Daniel Murphy from New Orleans (PCL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Released RHP Matt Clement.


National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Signed LB Donnie Spragan.

CAROLINA PANTHERS—Suspended WR Steve Smith two games for his involvement in a training camp fight with CB Ken Lucas.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed OL Barry Stokes. Placed OL Anthony Clement on injured reserve.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Waived G Jeb Terry. Signed G John Booker.


SAM HOUSTON STATE—Named Jonathon Cooper assistant football coach.