CINCINNATI (AP) - Major League Baseball has rescinded a
four-game suspension for Braves reliever Jonny Venters, deciding he
didn't purposely throw at Milwaukee's Prince Fielder.
Venters threw a pitch over Fielder's head, then hit him in the
back on July 17. Both teams were warned after the first pitch, and
Venters and Braves manager Bobby Cox were ejected after the next
pitch hit Fielder.
It happened one inning after Fielder homered to start a five-run
inning in Milwaukee's 6-3 win.
Cox served a one-game suspension, though he contended Venters
didn't throw at Fielder. Venters had a hearing on the suspension
last week and made the same point.
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