Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy dropped his appeal of a 10-game suspension and began serving it Monday, MLB.com reported.
Kennedy received the stiffest penalty for his part in the benches-clearing brawl with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Initially he appealed the suspension, allowing him to pitch against the San Diego Padres on Sunday. He went six innings and allowed one run in the game, but the Padres won it 4-1.
By dropping the suspension at this point, he'll miss just one start. The Diamondbacks have scheduled off-days Thursday and next Monday, so they get by with four starters until Kennedy is eligible to return.
Kennedy is 3-4 with a 5.21 ERA this season.