MILWAUKEE (AP) -Prince Fielder had his three-game suspension that was handed down by the commissioner's office reduced to two games, and planned to start serving it Friday night in San Francisco.
Fielder was suspended and fined an undisclosed amount for ``inappropriate and aggressive conduct'' during a confrontation with plate umpire Wally Bell on Aug. 12, when the Brewers lost 6-4 at Houston. The first baseman was ejected after arguing a called third strike and had to be restrained by bench coach Dale Sveum.
Fielder said he didn't think he made contact with Bell during the confrontation, and that Bell's continuation of the argument after Fielder had turned to walk away might have set him off.
Fielder, the starting first baseman for the NL in the All-Star game last month, is having a breakout season at the plate. He leads the league with 39 home runs, and is batting .283 with 97 RBIs and a .608 slugging percentage.

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