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Royals Pitcher Francisley Bueno To Start Suspension

Reliever Francisley Bueno has finally started to serve a suspension from Major League Baseball that he was issued four years ago. In 2008 with the Atlanta Braves, Bueno threw a fastball just over the head of Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs and was ejected. He was handed the suspension almost immediately, but never got to serve it:

He was issued a three-game suspension the following day, but also optioned to Triple-A. He didn't return to the Majors until this season and has appeared in 10 games for the Royals.

Bueno, 31, appealed the suspension and got it trimmed to two games. He is eligible to return Wednesday in Minnesota.

His first game suspended was the Royals' series finale against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, a game that the Royals won, 2-1, in 10 innings of play.

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