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Venters appealing ban for hitting Fielder

Updated: July 20, 2010, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters' appeal of his four-game suspension for throwing consecutive pitches at Milwaukee's Prince Fielder will be heard on July 27 in Washington.

Venters will remain eligible to play until the appeal. The Braves begin a three-game series at the Washington Nationals on the day of the appeal.

Manager Bobby Cox served his one-game suspension in Tuesday night's series opener against the San Diego Padres. Bench coach Chino Cadahia was picked to fill ...

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