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Bobby Cox, Johnny Venters suspended
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NEW YORK — Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters has been suspended for four games and fined by Major League Baseball for throwing consecutive pitches at Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder last weekend.

Baseball’s vice president in charge of discipline Bob Watson also said Monday that Braves manager Bobby Cox has been suspended for one game.

Cox will serve the suspension during today’s game against San Diego. Venters will start his penalty today unless the players’ association appeals.

Both were ejected for their actions Saturday. Cox’s ejection was his record 156th and third this season.

One inning after Fielder’s homer started a five-run inning for the Brewers in a 6-3 win, Venters threw a pitch over his head. Plate umpire Angel Hernandez warned both benches and Venters hit Fielder in the back with the next pitch.

Cox earned an automatic ejection when he came out of the dugout to argue. Watson said he was suspended for Venters’ intentional actions after a warning had been issued.
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