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Wigginton's suspension reduced; out for next two

Ty Wigginton's suspension, handed down by Major League Baseball after the Orioles infielder was ejected for arguing with umpire Gary Darling during Thursday's loss to the Minnesota Twins, appears has been reduced from three games to two games.

Wigginton will start serving the two-game suspension tonight and will not be available tonight or tomorrow for the Orioles' games in Toronto.

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Wigginton, who originally appealed the suspension, apparently did not have an official hearing, but he agreed to drop the appeal in exchange for the suspension being reduced by a game.

"To be totally honest with you, I just know that I got a phone call saying it could be reduced to two games and would I be willing to do that. I said, 'Yeah,'" Wigginton said. "I'm just glad to put the whole thing behind me. The sooner I could get back on the field, the better."

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Jake Fox will start at first base tonight. The Orioles will have just a two-man bench with outfielder Corey Patterson and infielder Julio Lugo.

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