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Pirates' Chapman drops appeal, will serve 1-game suspension Friday

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Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Aroldis Chapman had his suspension for inappropriate actions during Monday's contest reduced from two games to one, Major League Baseball announced Friday, according to Alex Stumpf of

Chapman, who was also fined an undisclosed amount by the league, had appealed the original suspension after it was levied Thursday. He agreed to drop the appeal in exchange for the reduced ban and will sit out Friday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

The 36-year-old was ejected in the eighth inning of Monday's game against the New York Mets after saying something to home plate umpire Edwin Moscoso.

Prior to his ejection, Chapman allowed three runs to the Mets in an eventual come-from-behind win for New York. The veteran left-hander was visibly upset with Mosoco's calls behind home plate.

"He evidently said something that the umpire did not like," Pirates manager Derek Shelton said postgame, according to Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Because of that, he got ejected."

Chapman is in his first season with the Pirates after signing a one-year deal in January. He's posted a 4.76 ERA with 11 strikeouts and six walks in 5 2/3 innings thus far.

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