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Cameron appeals two-game suspension

Cameron appeals two-game suspension

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MILWAUKEE -- Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron appealed a two-game suspension handed down from Major League Baseball on Tuesday for what it deemed "inappropriate contact" with an umpire during Saturday's 3-0 win over the Braves at Turner Field.

Cameron's suspension was scheduled to begin with Tuesday night's game against Colorado, but because of the appeal, he can continue to play until the case is heard. Cameron was in the starting lineup for the Brewers.

"I'm just going to appeal the process and that's it," Cameron said.

Home-plate umpire Marvin Hudson called Cameron out looking at strike three, and Cameron began making his way back to the Milwaukee bench while arguing the call. Hudson then ejected Cameron, who came back toward home plate, where the inappropriate contact took place.

Both Cameron and Brewers manager Ken Macha said they do not know the timetable for when Cameron's appeal will be heard.

Macha did say, however, that whenever MLB comes down with a ruling, Cameron will have to serve any potential suspension the next day.

Cameron said he was appealing the suspension "because I didn't bump him. He came to me."

"It is what it is, and we'll deal with it as it is," Cameron said. "Hopefully, [MLB vice president of rules and on-field operations] Bob Watson gets my appeal process going, and we'll see what happens."

Cash Kruth is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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