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Reds reliever Garrett to begin serving suspension Monday

Published: Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 2:59 PM

Reds reliever Amir Garrett reacts after getting the final out of the eighth inning against the Cubs on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Great American Ball Park.
David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Reds reliever Amir Garrett reacts after getting the final out of the eighth inning against the Cubs on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Great American Ball Park.(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett will start serving an eight-game suspension Monday as the Reds open a three-game series on the road against the Washington Nationals.

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Garrett was one of six players suspended after a brawl with the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30. Garrett started the benches-clearing incident by charging the Pirates dugout. He appealed the suspension.

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The loss of Garrett means the Reds will be without their top reliever for an eight game stretch that also includes a four-game home series against the St. Louis Cardinals and one game at home against the San Diego Padres. He has a team-best 2.74 ERA in 52 appearances.

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Both managers, David Bell and Clint Hurdle, were also suspended. Bell finished his six-game suspension last week.

Reliever Jared Hughes also finished serving his three-game suspension last weekend.