Victorino’s suspension reduced to 2 games

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —Phillies All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino’s(notes) suspension for his part in a benches-clearing brawl at San Francisco on Aug. 5 has been reduced and he will miss the next two games.

Victorino appealed the original suspension of three games and it was dropped to two games. He wasn’t in Philadelphia’s lineup against Arizona on Thursday and won’t play at Washington on Friday.

Victorino was the only player suspended for his actions during the brawl. Four players were fined, including Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez(notes).


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Updated Thursday, Aug 18, 2011