Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Will Smith's suspension for using a foreign substance on his arm has been reduced from eight games to six.
Major League Baseball announced the decision on Friday, and Smith started serving the suspension when the Brewers opened a series in Minnesota against the Twins.
“I think it's probably what we expected,” Manager Craig Counsell said. “We kind of hoped going through the process that he was able to get it knocked down a little bit.”
Smith fared better in his appeal than Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, whose eight-game suspension for the same infraction was upheld Friday.
Smith was initially suspended eight...