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Mets reliever López has penalty cut to 1 game, out vs Phils

NEW YORK (AP) Mets reliever Yoan Lopez had his three-game suspension cut to one game and served the penalty Friday night when New York played the Philadelphia Phillies.

Lopez was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game and had to immediately sit out.

Mets manager Buck Showalter said the suspension had been reduced. The decision was a settlement between Major League Baseball and the players' union, making an appeal unnecessary.

Lopez had appealed after MLB ruled that he intentionally threw at Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber on May 1, an inning after Mets star Francisco Lindor was hit by a pitch.

Showalter was suspended one game for the incident.

Lopez was sent to the minors after the game. The 29-year-old righty has pitched twice in relief for the Mets this year, allowing three runs in two innings.

In his first game of the season for the Mets in late April, Lopez threw high and tight to St. Louis star Nolan Arenado after New York's J.D. Davis was hit by a pitch.

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Updated May 27, 2022

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