Posted June 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
Eric Hinske's suspension for participating in a June 11 brawl at Dodger Stadium has been reduced to one game from five. He dropped his appeal and will serve the suspension Tuesday night as Arizona opens a three-game series in Washington. Hinske said his agent informed of him of Major League Baseball's decision. ''He said that (MLB) had different video and that I did not throw punches, and I knew that. I was just trying to be patient through it and wait to hear because it was really out of my hands,'' Hinske said. ''Part of me still wants to appeal it because I feel like I did nothing wrong. But bringing it down four games is drastic, it's a pretty fair thing. Hinske also said he believes Dodgers star rookie Yasiel Puig should have been suspended for his role in the brawl. ''I definitely feel that Puig should've been suspended, 100 percent. He was the most out-of- control player in that whole thing,'' Hinske said. ''Why he didn't get suspended? I don't know. I have no idea. But I'm happy I only have one game instead of five.'' In all, eight members of the Diamondbacks and Dodgers organizations were suspended, including Diamondbacks right hander Ian Kennedy, who is serving his 10-game suspension.

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