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Reds' Votto has suspension reduced to 1 game, will serve it Friday

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) argues with umpire Bill Welke after being thrown out of the game for arguing balls and strikes during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) argues with umpire Bill Welke after being thrown out of the game for arguing balls and strikes during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has had his suspension reduced from two games to one and will serve that suspension Friday, the team announced.

Votto was disciplined for his actions after being ejected by home-plate umpire Bill Welke during a game on Sept. 9.

Votto later claimed the incident stemmed from Welke's refusal to grant him timeout, though he also admitted he overreacted.

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In 143 games this season, Votto is hitting .313/.460/.551 with 27 homers, 73 RBI and a major league-leading 132 walks.