Atlanta's Soriano gets 4-game suspension for hitting Florida's Uggla

Updated: September 20, 2007, 9:41 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Braves' fading playoff hopes were dealt another blow when Major League Baseball handed closer Rafael Soriano a four-game suspension Thursday for hitting Florida's Dan Uggla with a pitch.

Soriano denied throwing at Uggla intentionally and planned to appeal. He will be allowed to keep pitching until a hearing is held before John McHale Jr., MLB's vice president for administration.

A possible date for the hearing is Monday -- the Braves' final off day of the regular ...

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