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Victorino's suspension reduced by one game

Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:03 pm
 
Shane VictorinoBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino's suspension has been reduced to two games following an appeal, David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. He was originally suspended three games.

Victorino was the only player suspended after an Aug. 5 incident in San Francisco in which Victorino was hit by Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez and benches emptied. Victorino had to be restrained by home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski and made contact with the umpire. Victorino tackled a Giants coach, but claimed he was coming to the aid of a teammate.

Ramirez, Giants catcher Eli Whiteside and Phillies infielder Placido Polanco were also fined as a result of the incident.

Victorino's suspension begins with Thursday night's game against the Diamondbacks and he will also miss Friday's game with the Nationals.

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