Washington's Bryce Harper gets suspension reduced 1 game

Washington's Bryce Harper gets suspension reduced 1 game

Washington's Bryce Harper gets suspension reduced 1 game

Major League Baseball has reduced its suspension for the Washington Nationals right fielder by one game, according to multiple reports.

Harper charged the mound on Monday after he was hit by a pitch from Giants reliever Hunter Strickland, sparking a benches-clearing brawl. However, FanRag Sports has confirmed that Harper's suspension has since been reduced to just three games.

Harper's suspension, delayed while he appealed, will take effect Wednesday night, when the teams meet at 10:15 p.m. ET in San Francisco.

Harper, who originally received a four-game ban for his role in a fight with with Giants reliever Hunter Strickland, will start serving his three-game suspension as the Nationals face the Giants on Wednesday night, the source said. Strickland also filed an appeal.

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However, both Harper and Baker said that it appeared the Giants were surprised by the beaning and that Buster Posey the Giants catcher did not make an attempt to stop an irate Harper from reaching the pitcher.

"If he did have a problem with it, he could have talked with me during BP (batting practice) and say, 'I didn't like the way you went about it.' That's not human nature, I guess".

"It's just insane that it even happened yesterday after three years to do that", Harper said. "It's their call. We'll go from there". After three years, to do that, I don't know what was going through his mind or how upset he was the past couple of years. This one had been dormant since the 2014 postseason, when Harper hit two homers off Strickland and the two jawed as he rounded the bases.

On the other hand, the Giants were also forced to place veteran utility man Michael Morse on he club's seven-day concussion disabled list due to his role in the recent altercation.

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