5/10/2008 12:08:00 AM

Farnsworth Appeal Succesful--Reduced To 1 Game

Posted by Mark McCray |

Bryan Hoch/MLB.Com:

Kyle Farnsworth had his suspension reduced from three games to one by Major League Baseball on Friday following an appeal by the Yankees reliever.

Farnsworth will serve the suspension on Friday, when the Yankees play the Tigers at Comerica Park.

"One is definitely better than three," Farnsworth said. "It was a good deal. Our appeal went well. I thought it was going to be two [games] at the least, so I was happy to hear that."

"I'm glad it's over with and behind us," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We'll miss him tonight, but we get him back tomorrow."

Farnsworth was originally suspended for three games and fined $2,000 for throwing a fastball behind the neck of the Red Sox's Manny Ramirez in the seventh inning of the Yankees' 7-5 loss on April 17, after Ramirez had homered twice earlier in the game.

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