Major League Baseball: Reduced suspension of OF Gerald Williams from five games to three after appeal for on-field altercation in Aug. 29 game vs. Red Sox. Reduced suspensions of P Tony Fiore and P Dave Eiland from three games to two games each for roles in that fight.
Dodgers: activated OF F. P. Santangelo from 15-day DL
Marlins: Renewed player development contract with Triple-A Calgary.
Tigers: Transferred 1B Tony Clark from 15- to 60-day DL. Claimed P Eric DuBose off waivers from Indians.
Magic: Signed F Ed O'Bannon.
DePaul: Suspended sophomore basketball F Jon Oden for two games for violations of team standards.
Blackhawks: Named Mike Smith GM.
Capitals: Assigned F Brad Church, F Jeff Nelson, F Kent Hulst, F Matt Herr, Mark Murphy, F Etienne Drapeau, F Krys Barch, F Rich Pitirri, F Derek Schutz, F Jason Shmyr, F Matt Pettinger, F Mike Sikienka, F Mike Peluso, F Michal Sivek, D Patrick Boileau, D Jean Francois Fortin, D Nathan Forster, D Stephen Peat, D Jamie Huscroft, D Gerad Adams, D Jakub Ficenec, D Ryan Van Buskirk, D Todd Rohloff, D Alexei Tezikov, G Rastislav Stana and G Curtis Cruickshank.
Sharks: RW Ron Stern retired. Signed starting G Steve Shields, restricted free agent, to one-year contract.