Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 6/17/13
PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy has dropped the appeal of his 10-game suspension from last Tuesday's brawl in Los Angeles and began serving it Monday, the team announced. Kennedy is eligible to return June 29, and his absence means that, because of days off on Thursday and next Monday, the Diamondbacks will be less taxed in finding a replacement in the rotation. Kennedy seemed to have plenty of evidence to support shortening the suspension, but his decision keeps the D-backs out a possibly more troublesome spot later in the season. The D-backs play 19 straight games from June 25 to the All-Star break, and if his suspension were upheld, they would be in a greater bind with no off days. This way, Kennedy misses one start and in essence has a second start pushed back one day to June 29. Infielder Eric Hinske said Monday he has filed an appeal on his five-game suspension. Kennedy and Hinske received the most severe penalties for a benches-clearing brawl in Los Angeles on Tuesday, when Kennedy hit Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig in the sixth inning an opposing starter Zack Greinke in the seventh. He was automatically ejected for hitting Greinke because both benches had been warned after Greinke hit D-backs catcher Miguel Montero in the back in the top of the seventh inning. Dodger players Skip Schumaker and J.P. Howell were suspended for two games, and Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario was suspended for one, as were Arizona manager Kirk Gibson and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire was suspended for two games. The Dodgers seemed to support a reduction of Hinskes sentence, one player calling him a peacemaker. The D-backs cannot replace Kennedy on the roster and will play with 24 until June 29. Follow Jack Magruder on Twitter
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