This being RSNStats, the typical articles here cover news and stats for Red Sox Nation. But as this might affect the Sox, we’re breaking tradition to cover the aftermath of Thursday’s rock-em-sock-em game between the Yankees and Tigers.
In case you missed it—or even if you didn’t—enjoy it again here:
Today, MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre handed down the following sanctions:
- Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has received a seven-game suspension for inciting the first bench-clearing incident and fighting.
- Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez has received a four-game suspension for fighting, including throwing punches.
- Tigers (and former Red Sox) pitcher Alex Wilson has received a four-game suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch at Todd Frazier of the Yankees while warnings were in place for both sides.
- Yankees catcher Austin Romine has received a two-game suspension for fighting, including throwing punches.
- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has received a one-game suspension for the intentional actions of Wilson while warnings were in place.
All five were also penalized with fines, though the amounts were not disclosed. Suspension are effective starting tonight, unless appealed.
The Red Sox don’t face the Yankees again until next Thursday, August 31.
The following who were involved in the mêlée will receive fines, but no suspensions:
- Yankees manager Joe Girardi
- Yankees bench coach/acting manager Rob Thomson
- Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner
- Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle
- Tigers shortstop José Iglesias