By C. Trent Rosecrans
Astros right-hander Anuery Rodriguez had his three-game suspension reduced to two after an appeal and will begin serving it immediately, sitting out games today and Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle 's Zachary Levine reports .
Rodriguez hit Florida's Gaby Sanchez in the ninth inning of last Sunday's 7-1 Astros victory. He was ejected after Marlins pitcher Edward Mujica hit Bill Hall, who had made a hard slide against Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez earlier in the series.
Astros manager Brad Mills was also ejected during that game and given a one-game suspension, which he served last Tuesday.
The Astros will be short a man in the bullpen with Rodriguez on the shelf, but with the Astros' two best starters going -- Brett Myers today and Wandy Rodriguez on Tuesday against the Mets -- and a day off, the timing could hardly be better for the Astros' bullpen.
Rodriguez, a rookie, last pitched on Tuesday and Wednesady against the Cubs and has yet to appear in a game this season with the score within fewer than three runs.
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