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Josh Donaldson wins appeal, won’t serve 1-game suspension, per report

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Good news for Donaldson and the Braves

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Donaldson is red hot and the Atlanta Braves won’t have to worry about him missing time during their upcoming road trip. Donaldson won his appeal with Major League Baseball according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan and won’t have to serve the one-game suspension for his role in a benches clearing incident against the Pirates that occurred back on June 10 in Atlanta.

Donaldson was hit by a pitch thrown by Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove in the first inning and then exchanged words leading the benches to empty. He shoved Pirates catcher Elias Diaz during skirmish but not punches were thrown. Both Donaldson and Musgrove were ejected.

Since that ejection, Donaldson has been on a tear hitting .385/.415/.897 with six home runs. Atlanta will begin a 10-game road trip tonight in Washington.