MLB -- Reduced suspension of Brewers 1B Prince Fielder from three games to two. Suspended Indians minor league OF Juan Valdes 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
BRAVES -- Designated P Bob Wickman for assignment. Recalled P Jose Ascanio from Double-A Mississippi.
CARDINALS -- Sent P Brad Thompson to Triple-A Memphis. Activated P Todd Wellemeyer from 15-day DL.
ROYALS -- Placed OF Mark Teahen on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Billy Buckner from Triple-A Omaha. Transferred DH Mike Sweeney to 60-day DL.
TIGERS -- Activated P Andrew Miller from 15-day DL. Optioned P Zach Miner to Triple-A Toledo.
YANKEES -- Placed P Ron Villone on DL. Recalled P Brian Bruney from Triple-A Scranton.
HEAT -- Signed F Alexander Johnson.
MAGIC -- Signed C Adonal Foyle.
BENGALS -- Waived TE Bobby Blizzard and TE Sean Mulcahy.
BILLS -- Agreed with DE Aaron Schobel on contract extension.
GIANTS -- Waived LB Barry Robertson and WR Marco Thomas. Placed S Michael Stone on IR. Signed LB Karibi Dede.
PACKERS -- Released C C.J. Blomvall, WR Carlton Brewster, FB Erryn Cobb, P Ryan Dougherty, DE DeVon Hicks, CB Antonio Malone, QB Ingle Martin, G Pat Murray, RB P.J. Pope, LB Juwan Simpson and TE Joe Werner.
SHARKS -- Agreed to terms with F Milan Michalek on multi-year extension.
MAPLE LEAFS -- Promoted Jeff Jackson to assistant general manager and director of hockey operations.
World Series At South Williamsport, Pa. Today's games International Championship Curacao vs. Japan, 12:30 p.m. U.S. championship Lubbock, Texas vs. Warner Robins, Ga., 3:30 p.m. Tomorrow's games Third-place game At Volunteer Stadium U.S. runner-up vs. Int'l. runner-up, noon Championship game At Lamade Stadium Int'l. champion vs. U.S. champion, 3:30 p.m.
Yesterday's results Lowell 11, Aberdeen 10 Erie 10, Bowie 6 Frederick 7, Kinston 6 Hagerstown 7, Lakewood 4 Lake County 9, Delmarva 4 Charlotte 4, Norfolk 3 Today's games Aberdeen at Tri-City, 7 p.m. Erie at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Delmarva at Lake County, 7:05 p.m. Frederick at Kinston, 7 p.m. Hagerstown at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Durham, 7:15 p.m.