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Rangers 3B Cabrera returns from 3-game suspension

11 months 3 days 23 hours ago Friday, June 28 2019 Jun 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 2:12 PM June 28, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera returned to the starting lineup Friday night against Tampa Bay after serving a three-game suspension for hitting an umpire with equipment.

Cabrera missed a series in Detroit after Major League Baseball reduced his suspension from four games.

Cabrera initially appealed the four-game suspension and undisclosed fine that MLB handed down a week ago after umpire crew chief Bill Miller was hit on the foot by a small plastic guard or batting gloves. Cabrera had tossed the plastic guard with the gloves wrapped inside of it after his ejection in the sixth inning of a 4-2 win over Cleveland on June 20.

Also Friday, the Rangers claimed right-hander Jesse Biddle off waivers from Seattle and unconditionally released left-hander Drew Smyly after he cleared waivers.

Biddle will be added to the active roster when he reports.

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