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Johnny Cueto will not appeal seven-game suspension

Aug 13, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT

Johnny Cueto has decided not to appeal his seven-game suspension for kicking Jason LaRue and Chris Carpenter during the benches-clearing altercation between the Cardinals and Reds on Tuesday.
Mark Sheldon of reports that Cueto will begin serving the suspension immediately, which means he’ll miss Sunday’s scheduled start against the Marlins. Homer Bailey is expected to come off the disabled list to fill in.
Cueto will be eligible to pitch again on August 20.

  1. Saints97 - Aug 13, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    He decided against appeal when he found out that he could not wear cleats at the hearing. Cleats are key to his defense, especially when he is afraid.

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