Venters suspended for 4 games; manager Cox for 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters has been suspended for four games and fined by Major League Baseball for throwing consecutive pitches at Milwaukee's Prince Fielder last weekend.

Baseball's vice president in charge of discipline Bob Watson also said Monday that Braves manager Bobby Cox has been suspended for one game.

Cox will serve the suspension during Tuesday's game against San Diego. Venters will start his penalty Tuesday unless the players' association appeals. Both were ejected for their actions Saturday.

Cox's ejection was his record 156th and third this season.

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