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Brewers' Will Smith has suspension reduced from 8 games to 6

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Will Smith's suspension for using a foreign substance on his arm has been reduced from eight games to six.

Major League Baseball announced the decision on Friday, and Smith started serving the suspension when the Brewers opened a series in Minnesota against the Twins.

Orioles reliever Brian Matusz's eight-game suspension for the same infraction was upheld Friday.

Smith was initially suspended eight games after umpires found a substance on Smith's arm during a relief appearance against the Atlanta Braves on May 21. Smith was ejected and said at the time he forgot to wipe the substance off after being rushed into the game.

Smith appealed the suspension and had a hearing on Monday.

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