Carlos Gomez drops appeal of 3-game suspension for part in fight

Milwaukee Brewers centre-fielder Carlos Gomez is dropping his appeal of a three-game suspension he received for his part in fight with the Pittsburgh Pirates during a game on Easter Sunday.

Centre-fielder eligible to return Saturday vs. Cubs

Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, left, takes down the Brewers' Carlos Gomez, middle, as Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the two teams during the third inning on April 20. On Wednesday, Gomez dropped his appeal and began serving a three-game suspension. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Milwaukee Brewers centre-fielder Carlos Gomez is dropping his appeal of a three-game suspension he received for his part in fight with the Pittsburgh Pirates during a game on Easter Sunday.

Gomez began serving his suspension Wednesday night and is eligible to return against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

The Pirates are currently in Milwaukee for a three-game series.

Pirates starter Gerrit Cole and Gomez exchanged words before the benches and bullpen cleared on April 20 in Pittsburgh. Gomez threw a punch during the fracas.

On Tuesday, Gomez went 0-for-1 with a strikeout, and scored a run after being hit by a pitch from Cole in Milwaukee's 5-2 win.

Gomez later exited the game with back spasms.

Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado has already served his five-game suspension.

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