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Bryce Harper’s suspension reduced to three games

Washington Nationals v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 30: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out with the bases loaded against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the second inning at AT&T Park on May 30, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Ken Rosenthal reports that Bryce Harper’s suspension has been reduced from four games to three games as a result of his appeal. He’ll begin serving it tonight.

Harper was given a four-game suspension on Tuesday for charging the mound and throwing his helmet at Giants reliever Hunter Strickland on Monday. Strickland, who intentionally hit Harper with a pitch, was given a six-game suspension and is still waiting to hear back on his appeal.

Our view of the suspensions can be read here. Short version: not a wise bit of justice meted out by MLB, but at least Harper’s has been reduced a bit.

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