reduces Will Smith's suspension for foreign substance

Baseball The Brewers announced Friday afternoon that relief pitcher Will Smith will have his suspension reduced from eight games to six .Smith was suspended on May 21 after it was discovered he had a "foreign substance" on his arm. He appealed the suspension and wo

n, leading to the lesser amount of games. Brewers pitcher gets ejected for having a blatantly obvious foreign substance on his arm— BI Sports (@BI_Sports) May 22, 2015Shortly after Smith's suspension, the league punished Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz eight games for also having a foreign substance. Matusz also appealed his suspenion, but there's been no word on his status.Smith provided a brief explanation for the substance to reporters after he was ejected from the May game. “It was chilly and kind of windy,” Smith said, via NESN . “I had rosin and sunscreen on my arm. I just forgot to wipe it off before I went out and pitched. I had to kind of get ready in a hurry. I just forgot. That’s it.”

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