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Rangers 3B Cabrera will serve reduced 3-game suspension

June 24, 2019
Chicago White Sox catcher Zack Collins, left, reaches to tag out Texas Rangers' Asdrubal Cabrera (14) as umpire Ed Hickox looks on in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, June 22, 2019. Cabrera was trying to score on a double by Logan Forsythe. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera will miss a three-game series at Detroit after the reduction of his four-game suspension from Major League Baseball for hitting an umpire with equipment.

The Rangers said Monday that Cabrera would serve a three-game suspension during their series against the Tigers that begins Tuesday.

Cabrera initially appealed the four-game suspension and undisclosed fine from MLB that was handed down Friday, a day after umpire crew chief Bill Miller was hit on the foot by a small plastic guard or batting gloves.

Cabrera tossed the plastic guard with the gloves wrapped inside of it after his ejection in the sixth inning of a 4-2 win over Cleveland on Thursday. That was a couple of pitches into the next batter after Cabrera had watched video of a called third strike against him by home plate umpire Doug Eddings.

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