SUSPENDED: Indefinitely by TAC, for competing in a series of track and field meets in South Africa in October, javelin thrower TOM PETRANOFF, hurdler MILAN STEWART, middle-distance runner KEITH THIBODEAUX, long jumper KEVIN ATKINS, shot-putter DAVE LAUT and sprinters CEDRIC GILDER and JAMES ANDREWS. Their participation was a breach of the International Amateur Athletic Federation's policy that bars competing in South Africa because of that country's apartheid policy.
TRADED: By the Phoenix Suns, guard CRAIG HODGES, 28, to the Chicago Bulls for forward ED NEALY, 28, and a 1989 second-round draft pick.
By the Boston Red Sox, first baseman TODD BENZINGER, 25; pitcher JEFF SELLERS, 24; and a player to be named, to the Cincinnati Reds for first baseman NICK ESASKY, 28, and pitcher ROB MURPHY, 28. By the Philadelphia Phillies, outfielder MILT THOMPSON, 29, to the St. Louis Cardinals for catcher STEVE LAKE, 31, and outfielder CURT FORD, 28.