McClung's 3-game suspension withdrawn by MLB

MILWAUKEE -- The commissioner's office reversed course Friday and revoked the three-game suspension assessed a day earlier to Milwaukee Brewers reliever Seth McClung.

The players' association appealed the penalty, given out by Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline.

McClung and manager Ned Yost were ejected Wednesday night after the pitcher hit Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning of a 7-3 loss.

John McHale, baseball's executive vice president of administration, heard McClung's appeal Friday during a video conference.

"Yeah, it looked bad, but I have to be aggressive," McClung said.

McClung wrote out his comments for the appeal and had a videotape of the pitch that showed a hitch in his delivery -- indicating bad mechanics rather than intent to throw at Pujols.

Yost served a one-game suspension on Thursday.

"I told you it wasn't on purpose," Yost said. "Why'd I have to serve mine, then?"