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Rockies' Nolan Arenado begins serving 5-game suspension

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspesnion from Major League Baseball for his part in Wednesday's scuffle with the San Diego Paders.

Arenado charged the mound after Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind his back during the Rockies' 6-4 win.

A Rockies' spokesman confirmed Arenado would start the suspension beginning with Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals.

Arenado will be replaced at third base with Ryan McMahon.

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