CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball has rescinded a four-game suspension for Braves reliever Jonny Venters, deciding he didn't purposely throw at Milwaukee's Prince Fielder.
Venters threw a pitch over Fielder's head, then hit him in the back on July 17. Both teams were warned after the first pitch, and Venters and Braves manager Bobby Cox were ejected after the next pitch hit Fielder.
It happened one inning after Fielder homered to start a five-run inning in Milwaukee's 6-3 win.
Cox served a one-game suspension, though he contended Venters didn't throw at Fielder. Venters had a hearing on the suspension last week and made the same point.