Now Commenting On:

Slaten returns following suspension

Slaten returns following suspension

ATLANTA -- Lefty Doug Slaten was back in the bullpen Monday night against the Braves after serving his three-game suspension as part of an altercation with the Marlins on Sept. 1.

Slaten dropped his appeal Friday and missed the weekend series with Florida in Washington.

"It had been a long time since I'd watched a game from the stands like a fan," Slaten said. "It's good to get the suspension over with so I can get back to work."

The left-hander had pitched just once while awaiting a potential hearing, working an inning at Pittsburgh on Sept. 4. He was ejected and later suspended for hitting a batter in Florida.

Coming into the Atlanta series, Slaten is 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA over 16 appearances since July 24. He is 4-1 with a 3.22 ERA in 42 appearances for the season.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español